Altru Health System

Mammographer

Location
Grand Forks, ND
Salary
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Posted
Nov 19, 2020
Ref
26680
Industry
Healthcare
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Job Summary

The Mammographer obtains and enters patient history into the record keeping system for mammography. Ensures correct exam is performed and compares current images with priors. Has knowledge of the software being used, able to perform quality control and document on appropriate forms.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures patients are properly identified via verbal name and birth date verification or by armband verification. Communicates with the Radiologist pertinent information regarding patient's exams.
  • Works with Radiologist to obtain recommended views for patients called back. Assists Radiologist during breast procedures.
  • Provides education appropriate to procedure performed. Maintains personnel documentation of continuing experience and continuing education to assure compliance with Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).
  • Knowledgeable of software used for mammography which includes the manager, technologist work station, Radiologist secure view monitors, and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS).
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: •All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment


License, Certification & Registration

Mammography Technologist; North Dakota Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners; Prior to start date

Radiographer; American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT); Prior to Start Date

Mammography; American Registry of Radiologic Technologists of Mammography (M); Within 12 Months of Start Date

Basic Life Support (BLS); American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue; Within 2 Months of Start Date

Education & Experience

Associate's Radiological Technology; Preferred

A minimum of 6 months of related experience; Preferred

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