Under general guidance, operates mammography and stereotactic biopsy equipment to assist in the safe and efficient diagnosis and assessment of patient conditions, in accordance with established procedures.
Maintains inventory of supplies, equipment and/or reagents. May order supplies/equipment/reagents as authorized or ensure that needs are escalated appropriately. Receives supply orders and confirms accuracy of delivery. May assist with cost control.
Assists current and new employees in the use of systems/equipment and departmental policies and procedures.
Recognizes problems/malfunctions of equipment and may assist in making minor adjustments. Monitors appropriate service action by outside contractors. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment in accordance with established procedures.
Greets registered patients at time of visit and triages patients through the patient flow process. Checks schedules and accompanies patients to exam/procedure room. Assists patients as needed with walking, transfers, dressing and preparing for exam.
Reviews and verifies patient identity, history and requisition for exam to be performed.
Takes appropriate scans to determine areas of possible pathology. Modifies testing parameters, under direction, to ensure accurate imaging.
Processes and archives images in accordance with established procedures.
Inputs patient history information at time of exam/test into the practice management system. Scans relevant medical documentation related to patient's case.
Ensures patient safety is maintained at all times.
Responsible for maintaining a sterile environment. Ensures standard infection control precautions are observed.
Performs mammography and stereotactic scans of patient as requested by clinical requisition. Explains procedure to be performed to patient prior to scan and answers any questions throughout scan.
High School Diploma
Approximately 2 years of experience working as a mammography technologist
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience as registered technologist in another radiology modality may be applicable.
Graduate of approved school of radiography.
Licenses and Certifications
Current, active and unrestricted New York State License in Radiographic Technology (RT)
Current, active, unrestricted New York State License in Radiographic Technology (RT) and Mammography
Intravenous Contrast Administration Certification in New York State
BLS Certification (issued by the American Heart Association)
Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
This position requires the occasional lifting of equipment and patients; This role may require working on the weekends and also flexibility to work in the evenings
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