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Mammography Technologist

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Riverhead
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description
Operates mammography radiographic equipment to perform diagnostic and screening imaging exams. Performs various diagnostic x-ray exams, as required.
Job Responsibility

  • Communicates with Radiologist to confirm required exam details and ensure optimal quality of images.
  • Reviews and correlates patient's prior imaging reports, using Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System lexicons, to categorize procedure to be performed.
  • Prepares patient for exam. Translates procedure into layman terms, based on professional knowledge, to relieve patient of any pre-testing anxiety.
  • Performs mammography exams according to established standards and procedures of division. Adjusts imaging equipment and operates controls to obtain correct exposure.
  • Assists physician in performance of mammographic image-guided interventional/special breast exams or procedures, including stereotactic biopsy, wire or seed implant localization, and contrast enhanced mammography.
  • Performs general x-ray exams including, but not limited to, bone density exams, as needed.
  • Perform specimen imaging, when necessary. Safely handles specimens and ensures all labeling, paperwork and imaging is sent to Pathology.
  • Monitors patient*s condition in accordance with technical and safety standards. Recognizes and promptly reports any motor abnormalities including, fainting, discoloration, contrast reactions etc., to Radiologist and/or nurses.
  • Ensures required documentation is completed throughout exam.
  • Operates equipment for transferring images to film and/or disc.
  • Ensures images are properly marked as *right* or *left* side and labeled with date and patient identification. Utilizes modality worklist to select patient and verify accession number coincides.
  • Enters patient history and other pertinent information obtained from requisition into system.
  • Maintains imaging equipment. Makes setting adjustments, as needed. Informs management of any mechanical issues/repair needs.
  • Reviews and maintains supply inventory in assigned area.
  • Maintains cleanliness of procedure room.
  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions

    Job Qualification

    • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program, required.
    • New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.
    • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration in Mammography, required.
    • Minimum of 200 mammography exams performed within past 24 months, required.

      *Additional Salary Detail
      The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Haven , Mammography Technologist, Healthcare , Riverhead, Connecticut

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