• Mammography Technologist

    Posted: 02/14/2021

    Job Summary: Employee is responsible for a full spectrum of program delivery efforts. The Mammography Technologist will professionally represent BCDC in a variety of circumstances; maintain all standards necessary to meet all state and federal certifications and quality control/assurance necessary for its mammography programs. Essential Functions: • Works as a mammography technologist on a part-time and on an as-needed basis. Provides services during clinic hours as well as during planned rural outreach trips . • Drives mobile digital unit to sites along the roadway and accompanies the unit on barge or ferry related trips. • Maintains necessary documentation to be reviewed by Mammography Manager to ensure quality control and quality assurance standards are maintained. • Communication with the patient to assess patient’s tolerance to examination and positioning both before and after examination. • Reviews physician orders regarding assigned patient examinations and assures that examining room is properly prepared for the procedure. • Works under time pressure as patient census demands. • Exhibits positive role modeling and professional behavior at all times while representing BCDC. • Attends staff meetings, training, in-services and educational opportunities as approved by the Executive Director. • Maintains a safe and harmonious environment during scheduled work hours. • Receives incoming calls, takes and delivers accurate messages during shifts with no clerical coverage. • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with community groups, service agencies, referral sources and funding sources. • Adheres to the ARRT Professional Code of Ethics in conjunction with the BCDC Code of Ethics. • Participates in fund raising activities, advocacy and public relations as needed. • Participates in the review and development of Program policies and procedures. • Assists with staff orientation and training. • Performs other job related duties as assigned. Qualifications: The Mammography Technologist position requires current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) registration and ARRT advanced qualification in mammography. The Mammography Technologist is required to be competent to perform radiology examinations in mammography and must be able to perform basic patient assessments related to such. The technologist must be able to communicate in English, both written and verbal sufficiently to be able to be understood, to understand and to competently perform and understand procedures. The technologist must have the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively as a team member and train others in BCDC specific protocol. This position requires a good working knowledge of image critique, problem solving, as well as operation and maintenance (or appropriate measures) of equipment. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be certified in standard first aid and CPR. Must be a responsible individual of reputable character who exercises sound judgment and provides positive role modeling. Good verbal and written communication skills. Continued employment status will be contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background investigation, and driving record review. Supervision Received: Direct supervision is provided by the Mammography Manager and the Executive Director or the assigned representative in their absence in the form of job orientation and evaluation. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements and the general policies and procedures of BCDC. Operates within program, local, and State, and federal guidelines. Physical Demands: This position corresponds to light physical demands, requiring physical exertion of up to 50 pounds occasionally. Includes frequent standing and walking and climbing stairs. Working Conditions: Job has an inherent potential for contact with body fluids, or tissues. Appropriate protective measures are required. Position involves occasional work outside of the building, which may include sudden temperature changes and intermittent exposure to extreme weather conditions. Occasional evening working hours. Frequent travel to rural places is required. Works in an environment where protection of patient confidentiality is essential. Position Impact: Impact at the program level is moderate as per physical demands. Contacts: The Mammography Technologist is in frequent contact with patients, physicians, BCDC personnel, local and out-of-state facilities, and various community members. Contacts must be professional and appropriate. Regular contact with other program staff, working as a member of a team.