Job Attributes

Work Schedule/Shift

Mon-Fri 7a-3:30p

Job ID

5000471129106

Req. No

70036850

Job Title

Mammography Tech

Region

CHRISTUS Central Louisiana/St. Frances Cabrini

Category

Radiology

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini-40100

Address

3330 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA  71301
US

Type

Full Time

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Mammographer

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides professional care to all persons needing their services by producing high quality diagnostic radiographs under the direct supervision of a Radiologist. Evaluates radiographs for technical quality and applies principals of radiation protection and safety. Provides services to patients of all ages at a high competency level.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Action Oriented -- Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm.

Collaborate -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

Customer Focus -- Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

Nimble Learning -- Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness -- Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Communicates Effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality -- Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Responsible for radiographing patients, breast imaging procedures, bone densitometry scanning, mobile mammography patient care, and quality control. 2. Turns on equipment; all equipment is turned on at the beginning of each shift according to the requirements of each machine. 3. Performs screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, bone density studies , stereotactic & breast ultrasound procedures in a professional manner. 4. Take precautions to protect the operator of the equipment, the patient, and individuals in the surrounding areas from unnecessary exposure to radiation. 5. Determination of the area that will receive the primary beam (breast positioning), proper compression, and technical factors. 6. Dose and image quality. Exposure levels, resolution, contrast, examination identification criteria, artifacts, and average glandular dose (AGD) per view. 7. Employee responsibitlies concerning proper use and storage of personal radiation monitors 8. Proper use and maintenance of equipment. Use of operators manuals including a discussion or summary of image receptors appropriate for use with mammography, and the KVP/target-filter combination to be used with each image receptor 9. Set-up and work under sterile procedures technique when doing stereotactic procedures 10. Make sure films are of good image quality 11. Fills out patient assessment form and explains procedure to patient then ask if patient has any questions 12. Processes breast ultrasounds in pacs so that they are accessible to be read by the radiologist 13. Assumes responsibility for doing daily QC on bone density machine and stereotactic table & also performs procedures on both units 14. Performs daily bone density QC 15. Perform daily stereotactic QC 16. Assist QC tech on performing QC test / checks on machine as time allows 17. Checks images for positioning and clarity immediately after and retakes unacceptable images as necessary

18. Calls Radiologist when performing Diagnostic or Coned/Mag films for final approval to release patient.

Requirements:
  • Licensed by the State of Louisiana in Radiology.
  • BLS Certification.
  • ARRT-Mammography Certification Preferred

JOB ACTIVITIES & PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB:

  Posture Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other   Standing ______________

Sitting ______________

Kneeling/Squatting ______________

Bending/Stooping ______________

Pushing/Pulling ______________

Twisting ______________

Other ______________

Motion Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other   Walking ______________

Climbing Stairs/Ladders ______________

Grasp/Squeeze ______________

Reaching ______________

Overhead reaching ______________

Wrist flexion/extension ______________

Other ______________

Lift/Carry Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other Perform any lifting/carrying ______________ Lift/Carry objects more than 50 lbs. per day as needed

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Vision acuity at least 20/40 (near and far)

Hearing acuity at least conversational

Color perception

Ability to speak and understand English (language)

  TRAVEL

No Travel applicable

Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air.

Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land or air.

Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air.

Heavy overnight travel (up to 50%) by land or air.

Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land or air.

DIRECT REPORTS

This is a staff position and does not directly supervise other Associates

REPORTS TO

Mammography Supervisor

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Associate Signature Date

_____________________________________ ____________________________

Supervisor's Signature Date

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