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CMC - Mammography Technologist

Company: Conway Medical Center
Location: Loris
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Mammography Technologist (MT) will perform a variety of technical activities associated with the performance of screening and diagnostic mammography procedures. The MT will perform tasks involving the operation of mammographic radiographic equipment and other equipment/devices as appropriate and will position patients, using immobilization when necessary, calculate exposure factors, prepare and set up medical supplies using aseptic techniques if appropriate, and explain procedures to patients. The MT will evaluate radiographs for diagnostic quality and match with the appropriate paperwork for interpretation and in a timely manner charge mammographic procedures and supplies. The MT will provide education and training to new mammographers. The MT must be willing to report back to work during any emergency situation, this includes if needed during inclement weather, mass casualty, internal disaster, etc. The MT will complete other duties as assigned. All organizational staff, including this position are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats. Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include "float" coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment. QualificationsEducation: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of a 24-month AMA approved and accredited school of Radiologic Technology required. Experience: Documented mammography-specific training (40 hours) required. Performed a minimum of 25 mammography exams under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA trained individual required. Previous Mammography experience preferred. Licensure/Certification/Registration: Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT-R) required. Registered or Registry eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Mammography (ARRT-M) required. If Registry eligible, such registration will be obtained within 1 year of hire. Certification by the South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association required. Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required. Special Skills: Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with registration and scheduling staff, imaging colleagues, physicians, and department heads required. Knowledge of anatomy and radiographic exposure required. Proficient in radiation protection practices required. Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required. Strong organizational skills required. Strong PC skills required. Strong verbal communication skills required. Working Conditions: Occasional exposure to difficult patients. Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously. Exposure to biohazardous material prevalent. Radiation risk prevalent. Physical surroundings generally pleasant and comfortable. Prolonged standing and walking required. Physical Requirements: Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.

Keywords: Conway Medical Center, Wilmington , CMC - Mammography Technologist, Healthcare , Loris, North Carolina

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