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Mammography Technician - Part Time Days

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.Performs screening and diagnostic mammographic examinations on patients based on department procedures and under the direction of the Network Manager Imaging Services and Sr. Mammographer. The position will require a significant degree of judgment in the performance of assigned duties. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for the successful technical continuity of care for patients during mammography procedures.Communicates to radiologists/surgeons clinical observation made during mammographic/ stereotactic examinations. Presents clinical history as recorded on appropriate documentation to radiologist.Demonstrates competency in the knowledge of the RIS/HIS/MIS modules appropriate to their job responsibilities.Teaches and trains students in their specified technology, if site applicable.Maintains ACR mammography quality assurance criteria.Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in inservices and/or continuing education programs.Provides educational information to the patient regarding their examination.Knowledgeable regarding patient condition, history and appropriate background and information pertinent to proposed examination.Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available resulting in excellent continuity of care for patients.Responsible for the success of the department to achieve Press Ganey goal of 90%. Every patient should receive patient education and your personalized business card. Apology cards should be sent or given to all patients when we do not meet their expectations. You will be required to submit a list of these patients to your manager at evaluation time.Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/Entity as well as the proper release of information. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external). Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.OTHER FUNCTIONS:Assists with some secretarial duties and documentation required pertaining to mammographic services.Maintains necessary inventory of supplies needed to perform mammographic exams.Assists in lifting and transporting of patients.Other related duties as assigned.PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:Frequent use of fingers and hands for positioning, operating equipment and in charting information. Pushing, pulling and lifting of body parts and objects of up to 30 pounds. Walking and standing for up to 6 hours per day at increments of 30 minutes. Sitting for up to 2 hours per day in 15 minute increments. Often lifts arms above shoulder level. Occasional stooping, bending and crouching. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to normal vision.POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature.Minimal exposure to hazardous chemicals (risk minimized by adherence to Right-to-Know Laws).Frequent exposure to electrical equipment (risk minimized by adherence to electrical safety procedures).Continuous exposure to infection and/or contagious diseases when working with patients (risk minimized by adherence to universal precautions).Frequent exposure to latex products.Exposure to radiation (risk minimized by adherence to State mandated radiation safety protection codes).Potential risk for back injury due to lifting (risk minimized by using body mechanics techniques according to the guidelines and inservices established by the hospital safety officer).Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: gloves, lead apron, thyroid shield, and film badges.MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Provide appropriate patient care including exercising good judgment while performing diagnostic mammographic studies.SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Supervised by Network Director of Women's Imaging.COMMUNICATIONS: Must be able to communicate effectively with department staff, hospital staff, radiologists, physicians, patients and family members.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Needs to exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently with minimal clinical supervision.QUALIFICATIONS(MINIMUM)EDUCATION: Graduate of ARRT Program. ARRT registered in Mammography preferred. ARRT registered in Mammography required within 1 year of hire date.TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year staff technologist. At least one year experience in mammography preferred. History of computer usage experience required. Continuing education a must on an ongoing basis to assure quality studies. Successful completion of BLS course within sixty (60) days of employment or transfer to position.WORK SCHEDULE: Day shift with middle shift, night shift, weekends and holidays as required based on the needs of the department. On Call for emergencies.Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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