Mammo Technologist - #19544255

Catholic Health Initiative


Date: Apr 8, 2021
City: Hot Springs, AR
Contract type: Full time
Catholic Health Initiative

Overview


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsibilities


Mammography:


Produces optimum quality mammographic images meeting all licensing and regulatory standards as directed by the St. Vincent Breast Center Policy and Procedure Manual.


Performs screening and diagnostic mammography procedures in accordance with the mammography policy and procedures and to radiologist's specifications.


Performs special mammography procedures in accordance with the mammography policy and procedures and to radiologist's specifications.


Biopsy procedures:


a) Mammatome


b) ABBI


c) wire/needle localization


Performs clerical tasks as required to complete mammography procedures in the absence of the clerk.


Completes all paperwork/documentation that pertains to the mammographic procedure what was performed.


Cleans and returns properly all equipment and supplies used for mammographic procedures.


Records mammography data on the Data Base.


a) Enters new patient data as required.


b) Updates previous patient information as required.


Records daily processor/dark room data.


Performs all quality control tests for the mammographic equipment, as needed.


Performs all mammographic tasks assigned by the Supervisor.


Readily accepts changes in the daily staffing schedule to ensure technical coverage for St. Vincent Breast Center.



  1. Patient Assessment:


Completes a comprehensive assessment on patients of all ages.


Obtains pertinent medical history from patient by observation or with oral communication.


Performs patient assessment to determine:


a) Patient's physical ability to undergo the imaging procedure as needed.


b) What patient care is needed during the procedure.


c) What modification of the procedure may be required by the age of the patient.


d) If there are contraindications to performing the procedure as ordered.



  1. Documentation:


Utilizes patient clinical assessment and patient clinical history in making professional judgment that supports the plan of patient care and properly documents the patient assessment and clinical history.


Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics.


Capable of using EHR .


Documents pertinent medical history from patient on radiology request form.


Completes appropriate forms correctly:


a) Time Out


b) Pregnancy Statement


c) Medication Reconciliation


Uses immobilizing devices as required by the patient's age, condition or the procedure as determined by patient assessment.


Using professional judgment:


a) Performs the procedure as ordered with proper and appropriate indications for procedure.


b) Modifies procedure as required through knowledge gained by patient assessment without compromising diagnostic or therapeutic outcome.


Actively assist in meeting all department accrediting and licensing standards including:


a) JCAHO.


b) State Health Department.


c) Any other state, local or federal agency as required.



  1. Communication:


Ensures that communication supports the plan of patient care.


Communicates clearly with patients of all ages, peers and others in order to complete the hospital/physician plan of patient care.


Notifies the patient's attending physician or radiologist of any patient issues that affect the plan of patient care as directed within the time frames identified in the SVBC Policy & Procedure Manual..


a) Or notifies the nurse on the patient's unit or the physician's office nurse if the physician is not available.


Explains procedure to patient in detail.



  1. Procedures:


Provides appropriate patient care during the correct performance of radiologic procedures.


Provides appropriate patient care conditions essential for completion of the procedure for patients of all ages.


Performs appropriate patient care conditions essential for the completion of the procedure for patients of all ages.


Performs procedures on patients of all ages properly, according to the Procedure Manual standard of obtaining diagnostic images.


Safely transports wheelchair, stretcher and ambulatory patients as needed.


Documents technical factors on all procedures immediately upon completion of the procedure.


Performs venipuncture under the supervision of a physician on patients of all ages.


Performs clerical tasks to support the patient plan of care.


Assist the Radiologist within the radiographers' scope of practice as directed by the physician.Assist with Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).


Reviews completed images to assure:


a) That all image technical standards are met as required by the SVBC Policy and Procedure Manual.


b) Verifies that procedure charges have been made correctly.


c) Reviews physician's written orders on the patient chart to verify that the written order corresponds with the printed order on the requisition.



  1. Education:


Provides appropriate education for patients, students, self and others.


Qualifications


Registry eligible or Registered Radiographic Technologist certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography. Must be ARRT certified within one (1) year of hire date.


Licensure for the State of Arkansas.


Prefer certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Mammography.


Education: Graduate of a program of Radiologic Technology accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or a graduate of a military program accredited by JRCERT. Preferred: registered, certified or licensed in multimodalities such as CT, NM, PET, MRI, US or routine radiography.


Experience: Prefer one (1) year experience as a Registered Technologist.


Physical Requirements: The physical activities involve balancing, climbing, crawling, grasping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping and use of fingers and repetitive movements. An individual in this position may be required to carry or lift weight of up to fifty (50) pounds and push/pull one hundred/one hundred-fifty 100-150 pounds. The sensory and communicative activities required for this position include feeling, hearing, seeing, smelling and speaking. Individuals in this position could possibly be exposed to inside environmental conditions, blood borne pathogens and body fluids, chemical hazards, respiratory hazards and radiological hazards.


Skills: Able to use complex imaging equipment and computers. Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and readily adapts to changing events in the radiographic environment.

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