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MAMMOGRAPHY -INTERVENTION TECHNOLOGIST

Elliot Health System Manchester, NH
  • Expired: September 06, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
  • POSITION SUMMARY
    • The practice of mammography is performed by a segment of health care professionals responsible for the administration of ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.
    • Independently performs screening and diagnostic mammography, biopsy procedures, quality control based on institutional policies and/or practice standards and/or follows the directive of the interpreting physician to assist in the completion of the mammography exam or interventional procedure.
    • Integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction, and care to obtain viable diagnostic information to make the best clinical decisions and select views which are necessary.
    • Recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure and exercises independent, professional, and ethical judgment at all times.
    • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes teamwork and reflects the Mission, Philosophy and Code of Conduct of Elliot Health System.
  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Performs mammography procedures based on the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) “Mammography Practice Standards” and the ASRT “Code of Ethics”.
    • Performs interventional breast imaging procedures according to departmental procedures and policies and under the direction of a radiologist and Medical Director, Breast Imaging.
    • Understands and adheres to departmental exam protocols.
    • Actively participates in quality control and quality assurance activities using the “APIE” model. In addition performs equipment quality control per protocols at specified intervals in order to assure accurate performance of equipment and meet regulatory requirements.
    • Completes annual mandatory education on time.
    • Interviews and schedules patients for interventional breast procedures, explains procedures, and assures that the patient’s questions and needs are met.
    • Interacts responsibly with the breast radiologist to meet pre/post and procedural requirements as outlined in policies and procedures.
    • Performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams, biopsy procedures, based on institutional policies and/or practice standards and/or follows the directive of the physician to assist in the completion of the exam.
  • REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
    • Demonstrate an understanding of breast anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
    • Maintain a high degree of accuracy in breast positioning, exposure techniques, and subsequent evaluation of imaging parameters to optimize patient imaging and care while adhering to radiation protection and safety standards.
    • When involved with diagnostic procedures in breast imaging, must be able to assist the interpreting physician as directed.
    • When involved with interventional procedures in breast imaging, must work closely with the performing physician to achieve desired pre-procedural targeting and setup, procedural assistance and equipment operation, and post-procedure patient management.
    • Operates equipment and supervises procedural environment to assure compliance with patient safety guidelines, infection control and medication safety requirements.
    • Communicates with family members, guardians, or significant others for patients having interventional procedures. Does so following Elliot’s policies and patient preferences with respect to privacy and safety.
    • Serve as the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners, and other members of the support team.
    • Remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills.
    • Use independent professional, ethical judgment and critical thinking.
  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE
    • Education: Successful completion of an accredited Radiological Technologist program required. Specialty training in stereotactic biopsy procedures is preferred.
    • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years as a radiologic technologist required. Experience with biopsy procedures specifically stereotactic and ultrasound is strongly preferred.
    • Certification/Licensure: Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Required. ARRT certification, certification in Mammography required. Ability to obtain BLS qualification during orientation period and maintain during employment. 
    • Software/Hardware: Hologic Stereotactic, Trident, Access Database
  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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Manchester, NH
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