Per Diem Special Procedures Technician (Mammo)

Job Description

Under general supervision of licensed physicians and Radiology Supervisor, performs screening and diagnostic mammography procedures and advanced mammography examinations – (eg: stereotactic Core Biopsy, and Needle Localizations) in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Sets up, adjusts, and operates mammography and other equipment, selecting proper technical factors to obtain accurate diagnostic radiographs or Mammography images; properly positions and immobilizes patients.  Responds to patients, needs as required.  Maintains cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies.  Ensures proper operation of all equipment.  


Performs quality assurance/QA functions. Provides care to patients of all age groups in the form of diagnostic testing.  In addition to mammographic procedures, technologist is also required to perform Bone Densitometry.


Under supervision of physicians and Radiology Supervisor, prepares patients and examination areas in accordance with departmental policies and procedures for administration, as appropriate, of all routine screening and diagnostic mammographic examinations, in accordance with training and certification. Knows how to use and operate advanced mammography systems.  Sets up, cleans and adjusts equipment.  Observes radiation and equipment safety precautions for equipment maintenance and patient/employee well being.  Provides patient orientation prior to examination session.


Under supervision, performs all routine and advanced (e.g., mammography/special procedures) radiological diagnostic evaluations in accordance with established clinical protocols.  Positions patients in accordance with established procedures.  Operates and adjusts equipment, determining current settings and monitoring patient and employee radiation exposure; observes safety guidelines.

  

Responds to patients' needs during testing.  Records and codes all applicable examination results and completes all relevant medical documentation; properly labels images in accordance with defined procedures. 

Performs specialized examinations as permitted by experience/registry, such as special procedures/mammography


Provides related support functions as required. Maintains examination files and statistics.  May answer telephones for area and record messages. Maintains clean work area and equipment and maintains full stock of applicable clinical supplies.


Ensures good working order of equipment.  Troubleshoots routine equipment problems or seeks technical assistance for equipment malfunctions, keeping supervisor(s) appropriately informed.


Performs other related duties as assigned or required as professional special technologist. Performs assigned quality assurance

Work requires manual dexterity for use of x-ray and other equipment and instruments. 


Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical strength required for positioning of patients and equipment during examinations. Accurate positioning of patients is critical in order to ensure proper quality of radiological examination results and patient safety.


Minimum Licensing/ Certification Requirements

Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent NYS – accredited training program in radiological technology in order to learn how to conduct familiarity with anatomy, physiology and biology. Special training required to conduct examinations for certain areas such as mammography, and special procedures. requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent NYS – accredited training program in radiological technology in order to learn how to conduct familiarity with anatomy, physiology and biology. Special training required to conduct examinations for certain areas such as mammography, and special procedures.


Licensure by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory.  Certification required with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) for certain specialty examinations (e.g., mammography). Certification is a preferred credential for this title.


Prior work experience of three to five years is desired in order to gain seasoned familiarity with administration of radiological testing. Knowledge of breast biopsies preferred.Should be knowledgeable about most major models of radiological testing equipment. New special procedure technologists require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.


Very good analytical skills necessary for handling of radiology patients during administration of advanced and routine diagnostic testing. Must be able to appropriately assess the correct action to take during testing, while being cognizant of patient well-being. Must accurately monitor radiation exposure.


Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious interaction in radiological diagnostic examinations.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 
EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans


 

 

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