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Mammography Technologist - Float

Posted: Aug 20, 2021 UCLA Health
Job Number: 89620749
Contact Name: IMPORT UCLA
Agency: No
Phone:


Facility: UCLA Health
Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
USA
Degree: Not Specified
Compensation:
Perm/Temp: Perm
Workload: Full Time
Supervisory Exp.: No
Certifications:
Position Type:
  • Hospital
Skills:
  • Mammography
Date Posted: 08/20/2021
Contact Information
Job Number: 89620749
Contact Name: IMPORT UCLA
Company: UCLA Health
Agency: No
Phone:
Fax:
Website: N/A
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Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of the Breast Imaging Manager, and Medical Director, Breast Imaging technologist will produce diagnostic images of the breast utilizing a variety of mammography and DEXA equipment. Duties include patient education prior to the examination; preparation of needed supplies and equipment set up; assist in performing sterile technique procedures as required; follow established quality assurance procedures; maintain patient dignity and confidentiality; assist Radiologist as needed; perform related duties as requested. Maintain departmental standards related to MQSA data tracking and Quality Control requirements.

Exercise strict patient confidentiality. Monitor patient’s comfort while in the radiology department. Demonstrate a professional attitude by being courteous towards patients, co-workers, and physicians

Review Radiology request for appropriateness. Coordinate exams with other services as needed. Perform first aid on patients until further assistance can be obtained to maintain patient’s health. Maintain accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed. Ensure Radiology requisitions are properly completed. Initiate proper requests for required maintenance or repair of equipment. Inspect all devices for damage and ensure they are operating within accepted parameters. Maintain accurate record of all supplies used and initiate orders to maintain supply par levels. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly fashion. Comply with Medical Center health and infection control policies. Comply with personnel standards in employee and technologist handbooks. Adhere to departmental attendance and tardiness policies.

Float between all UCLA Health Department of Radiology locations (Palos Verdes, Westlake Village, North Hollywood, BLOC imaging, Calabasas). Adhere to on-call, holiday, and weekend schedules as prepared by the manager. Participate in rotating shifts as required.

Breast Imaging technologist are expected to possess the skills to perform digital mammography, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of duties assigned to the position; graduate of a Radiologic Technology Training Program approved by the American Medical Association; Mammography license is required; one to two years experience in Breast Imaging preferred.

NOTE: There are 7 of these positions available. Only one will be presented on the career site. All applicants will apply to this single position to be hired into any of the 7 available.


Qualifications

Required:

Must maintain Active CRT Mammography license/ 1-2 years experience in Breast imaging preferred.

Must maintain a current BLS/CPR certification

Skills and Talents:

Ability to accept and carry out oral and written instructions accurately.
Skill in performing daily tasks independently, while working as part of a team, within a demanding environment.
Ability to promote team ownership of a project and avoid personal control.
Ability to prioritize work, handling multiple tasks to completion, within the time allotted.
Excellent interpersonal skills effectively and diplomatically with patients, visitors, hospital staff, physicians, and other outside offices both in person and over the phone.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
Skill in speaking clearly and distinctly in English, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Skill in reading documents written in Standard English, including (but not limited to) requisitions, medical, documents, and policy and procedure manuals technical and operator equipment manual.
Knowledge of medical terminology, with ability to distinguish between- types of procedures within the assigned department(s) and medical diagnoses.
Telephone manners and skills to handle heavy telephone lines with courtesy and tact.
Excellent skill in performing under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions.
Ability to respond efficiently to expressed needs of referring services, physicians and patients.
Ability to be courteous, professional and diplomatic in any given situation, particularly with patients who are anxious and agitated.
Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice.
Demonstrate consistent professional appearance.
Skill in employing independent decision making while performing various job functions.
Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies.
Understand the requirements of the EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act).
Ability to identify and recognize contraindications for exams. (Radiology Only)
Ability to adapt to advancement and changing technology.
Ability to show attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness.
Ability to establish and maintain a cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
Basic typing skills to input various data into Information systems

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.