Mammography Technologist Bakersfield, CA
Under general supervision, operates dedicated & specialized mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates techniques & positions patients to produce diagnostic images of normal & abnormal human breast & associated tissue & related unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses independent judgement in critiquing radiographs & images, recognizing normal from abnormal tissue & taking additional required views such as magnification.
- Operates dedicated & complex mammography equipment in a patient care setting for the purpose of obtaining definitive diagnosis for positive findings on a mammogram
- Selects correct technical factors relative to the requirements of the study & the patient's age, body habitus & pathology
- Consistently processes radiographic images properly, utilizing automated equipment
- Critiques image & makes necessary adjustments in technical factors, patient positioning, etc
- Demonstrates knowledge of, & consistently uses, proper sterile techniques, and/or proper infection control technique.
- Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of procedure & ultimately obtaining consent of the patient.
- Assists w/ orientation & training of students & other Radiologic Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure factors, film processing & quality assurance/control.
- Positions patients for mammography images: Accurately position patients including those w/ implants, taking into consideration body habitus & location of lesion
- Utilizes & selects precise positioning techniques involved w/ additional/special views such as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on images
- Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, & ability to perform required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the requirements of the State of CA & Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)
- Performs accurate calibration of mammographic equipment
- Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served
- Assesses data reflective of the patient's status & interprets the appropriate info needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs & provides the care needed in accordance w/ dept policy
- Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of the study
- Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the patient's physical & cognitive abilities w/ special consideration to the nature of the procedure & the patient's ability & willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances
- To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to avoid as much discomfort as possible
- Stays in continual contact w/ any disoriented or confused patient
- Exercises clinical judgment w/in the scope of practice
- Consults w/ the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of clarifying orders & questionable images/structure
- Selects alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the patient's condition or findings seen on the images
- Produces high quality diagnostic images that (1) are free from artifacts or blurred images caused by motion; (2) demonstrate the area(s) of interest; (3) exhibit the optimum contrast/exposure needed to differentiate various types of normal & abnormal tissue (e.g., mammary, muscle, fat, lymph)
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive & accurate manner & maintains documentation as required by ACR, MQSA, HCFA, State of CA
- May perform other duties as required
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- One (1) - two (2) years of full-time experience as a Radiologic Technologist including the performance of routine mammographic examinations/procedures in an acute care medical center, outpatient breast center, or other FDA-certified facility
- Graduation from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology
- Valid and current Certification in Mammography issued by the California State, Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch
- Valid and current certification as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services
- Valid and current Registration as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT)
- Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge, principles and practices of radiologic, mammographic and stereotactic biopsy techniques, breast structures, anatomy, composition and pathology
- Demonstrated ability to perform Quality Control/Assurance functions required for mammography and stereotactic breast biopsies as specified by the State of California and Mammography Quality Standards Act
- Maintain compliance with all current organizational, state and federal regulations pertaining to required number and types of mammographic examinations to be performed within a specified time period; compliance with all required Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Mammography
Primary Location: California,Bakersfield,Stockdale Medical Offices 3501 Stockdale Hwy.
Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0
Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group: UFCW - Local 770
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Job: Imaging / Radiology
Public Department Name: Diagnostic Imaging
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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