Job Summary: Under limited supervision, provides mammography and bone density exam’s for patients.
- Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
- Performs mammography and other radiological testing according to department procedures.
- Demonstrates proficiency in use of all radiological equipment used
- Performs all required Quality Control and document results per departmental procedures.
- Reviews and evaluates digital images, or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Explains procedures and observes patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
- Operate or oversees operation of radiological equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
- Positions and immobilizes patients on equipment and/or examining table.
- Positions imaging equipment and adjusts controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
- Determines technical factors, set controls and operates equipment per manufacturer specifications.
- Monitors display of area being scanned and adjusts density or contrast to improve picture quality.
- Monitors patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
- Sets up examination rooms, and ensures that all necessary equipment is ready.
- Takes thorough and accurate patient medical histories.
- Records, processes and maintains patient data and treatment records, and prepares reports.
- Coordinates work with clerical personnel and other technologists.
- Demonstrates new equipment, procedures, and techniques to staff, and provides technical assistance.
- Provides assistance with such tasks as dressing and changing to seriously ill, injured, or disabled patients.
- Performs scheduled quality assurance studies, maintenance and minor emergency repairs on radiographic equipment.
Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in X-ray Technology or related field. Registered or registry eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Mammography (M), and certified in Basic Life Support (BLS).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of radiological equipment and techniques, radiation safety, anatomy/physiology and disease process and quality control. Should be skilled in interpersonal relationships, monitoring patient responses assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands and operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications. According to the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional specific technical certifications.
Working Conditions: May be occasionally exposed to hazardous materials or infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements: Constantly walk, see/visual acuity, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, talk/hear. Frequently stand, reach, push/pull, stoop/kneel/crouch, lift/carry 50+ lbs.