Responsible for performing routine screening to complex diagnostic mammography as well as bone density studies at the direction of a physician, while adhering to patient safety guidelines and customer service values.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:
Maintains established department policies and procedures. Produces high quality mammograms for interpretation by the Radiologist. Prepares examination room, equipment and materials as needed for patients.
Educates patient on breast health issues, demonstrates self breast examination techniques and provides the patient with a breast care pamphlet required by the ACR/FDA guidelines.
Maintains superior knowledge of policy and procedures for the mammography department. Maintains daily, weekly, monthly and yearly QA reports for annual MQSA inspection. Maintains all mammography accreditation records and prepares department for annual inspection. Assist the Resource Coordinator and Lead Quality Mammography Technologist.
Utilizes proper basic and advance positioning techniques as needed. Which includes, but not limited to: adjusts equipment, determine proper voltage, selection of proper ACE/OP modes on mammography unit, current and desired exposure time, arranges immobilization, support devices to obtain proper positioning of patient, adjust lead shield and select proper size film per exam.
Cleans and disinfects mammography unit and other equipment before and after patient use in accordance with the ACR/FDA guidelines
Prepares biopsy trays for needed special procedures exams according to department policy
Properly uses and maintains the sensitometer and densitometer. Experienced with quality control and trouble shooting for this equipment.
Maintain accurate and current radiographs technique charts for both manual and photo timed techniques. Develop film in accordance with manufacture recommendations.
Ability to work closely with Radiologist for the purpose of obtaining screening and diagnostic films for interpretation.
Demonstrates knowledge of all equipment used in the department.
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively to patients and staff.
Sends out letter to all patients within 30 days detailing the results of their mammogram.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience is necessary.
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