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Mammography Technologist

Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Job Description:

Radiography opening in Portsmouth, Virginia. This and other radiology and imaging jobs brought to you by AlliedHealthJobCafe.com Mammography Technologist job in Portsmouth, Virginia. The job is a civilian position within the extensive military medical system. Civilian and military personnel work together in hospitals and clinics providing a full range of services to the active duty military service members, military retirees, and their families.Our employees are our best assets! Come join our team of healthcare professionals where you are valued.Monday-Friday daysPTOPaid holidaysCompetitive CompensationBenefit Package (health, dental, and vision plans)Mammography Technologist Job Overview:

Perform routine and complex mammography examinations using digital or analog equipment to include stereotactic imaging, mammotome procedures and basic ultrasound procedures of the breast.Arrive, depart, and log completed patients in the command's hospital information system (CHCS), mammography record system (MRS) and in the scanner log books. Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading via the PACS according to department protocol. Receive patients and explain procedures, providing humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate fear of the examination. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make technical adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.Identify potential abnormalities or normal anatomic variants during the examination and determine the need for additional views of the breasts. Also, recognize anatomic changes created by medical and surgical procedures.Evaluate mammograms or other breast images for technical quality, assuring that proper identification is recorded.Correlate patient's clinical history with the requested examination to be performed and obtain the results of previous pertinent diagnostic tests to correlate with the requested study.Consult with staff physicians from a variety of specialties regarding the patient's pertinent medical history, preliminary diagnosis, and condition so it correlates with the examination.Maintain and clean the mammography equipment on a regular basis in accordance with Radiology Department procedures and protocols.Perform system calibrations and quality control tasks according to American College of Radiology (ACR), manufacturer and command instructions daily. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel (i.e. Medical Physicist) of outlying values. Initiate repair call procedures for equipment malfunctions by notifying designated Government personnel. Report problems to the Biomedical Repair Section and record the problem condition in the trouble call log book. Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize equipment limitations. Program the examination, set up the machine and techniques to be used per established protocols. Mammography Technologist Job Qualifications:
  • BLS
  • Possess experience as a diagnostic mammography technologist of at least 12 continuous months within the preceding 24 months, to include experience with digital imaging.
  • Certificate
  • Graduate from an academic program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) in the specialty Position contingent on contract award with a Fall start date. Incumbents HIGHLY encourage to contact us! Come join our team of healthcare professionals! Keyphrases: x ray technician jobs, mri technician jobs, mri technologist jobs, magnetic resonance imaging technician jobs, magnetic resonance imaging technologist jobs, radiographer jobs

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