Mammogram Technician

Hialeah, FL 33014

Posted: 11/08/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Medical Job Number: MTLR Pay Rate: 44,000.00 Branch: Division:

Job Summary

The mammography tech is responsible for detecting breast tissue abnormalities by completing mammography imaging studies; presenting them for diagnosis.

 

Duties 

  • Greets patients by confirming patient identification; reviewing imaging request; checking for special instructions; confirming anticipated service with patients.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of imaging procedures; explaining equipment; answering questions.
  • Conducts mammography study by positioning breasts; adjusting compression mechanisms; instructing patient to hold breath; retreating to lead protected area; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors; activating equipment to take image; releasing compression mechanisms; preparing for next positioning and view.
  • Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques.
  • Maintains production and quality of mammograms by following established standards and procedures; developing mammograms; observing mammogram results; determining necessary adjustments for optimum results; retaking mammograms as required; forwarding completed studies to radiologist for interpretation.
  • Ensures operation of mammography equipment by completing preventive maintenance; instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories.
  • Keeps mammography supplies and patient drapes ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; collecting and processing laundry.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following, and enforcing standards and procedures.
  • Documents patient mammogram services by completing patient record charting.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  

Qualifications 

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Current BLS
  • Satisfactory completion of formal Radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school and ability to meet requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT)
  • Mammographic Radiologic Technology certified.
  • Able to operate sophisticated computer equipment
  • Strong interest in scientific and technical skill and knowledge
  • Able to interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to perform well independently
  • Able to follow detailed instructions
  • Exact and precise
  • Highly self-motivated

 

Sunamy Alvarez

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