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Mammography Tech opportunity in Northern Arizona

Posted: Sep 15, 2022 Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Job Number: RAD-22-00009
Contact Name: Byron Bizardi
Agency: No
Phone:


Facility: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Location: Tuba City, Arizona
USA
Degree: Not Specified
Compensation:
Perm/Temp: Perm
Workload: Full Time
Supervisory Exp.: No
Certifications: Radiology; Mammography (RT) (M); Basic Life Support
Position Type:
  • Hospital
Skills:
  • General X-Ray / Radiography
  • Mammography
Date Posted: 09/15/2022
Contact Information
Job Number: RAD-22-00009
Contact Name: Byron Bizardi
Company: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Agency: No
Phone:
Fax: 928-283-2042
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This position is located in Radiology Services, Ancillary Care Division, of the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) in Tuba City, Arizona. TCRHCC is a 68-bed General and Surgical Hospital that serves as the primary health care facility for approximately 40,000 Indian beneficiaries of the Western Navajo Nation, Hopi and San Juan Southern Paiute Indian Reservations. The hospital provides inpatient and ambulatory care, emergency medical care and community health services (i.e., Environmental Health, Community Health Nursing, Social Services, Dental Services and Preventive Health). Other medical services include Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Optometry/Ophthalmology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Radiology, Urology and Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT).

The purpose of this position is to serve as a dual certified diagnostic Mammography technologist and Radiologic technologist assigned to perform screening and diagnostic digital mammography in both 2D Mammography and 3D Breast Tomosynthesis and Radiologic x-ray services as scheduled.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. The incumbent independently performs both mammography screening and diagnostic exams. Trains and critiques the work of another technologist, provides assistance when procedures require assistance or when so directed by the Chief of Radiology. Produces ionizing radiation within a safe permissible range as to achieve a quality Mammography and Radiologic, imaging processing. Provide proper patient protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards related to radiographic examination. Secure the confidence and cooperation of patients during examinations and procedures. Assists physicians and radiologists in administering opaque media for all contrast prescribed radiographic examination. As required by procedure or patient's condition monitors vital signs and notifies radiologists of any significant changes. Assists in performing emergency first aid if required and delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine and special procedures, involving various tomographic examinations.
  2. Incumbent will assist MSA in evaluating requests for critical and/or emergency procedures and changes the schedule to accommodate patients of a higher priority. Receives patients, explores methods or procedures, positions patients and makes the exposures necessary for requested examinations. Explain procedures to the patient, positions and transfers patients to table for examination. Independently performs standardized examinations, determines the appropriate thickness of cuts, and recognizes standard targeting techniques necessary to complete the examination. Confers with the Radiologist in order to establish the requirements of non-standardized examinations, appropriate targeting techniques, and/or other deviations required performing a complete examination. Maintains required daily logs of all patients, examinations performed, scans taken, etc., as well as general office work entering exams into the RIS, completion of paperwork, sending images to the PACS and/or TeleRadiology providers. Technologist will be responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role prior to duties as assigned or where it is appropriate to place
  3. As a Radiologic technologist, incumbent is responsible for review and evaluate developed x-rays or computed/digital generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Use radiation safety measures and protection device to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff. Explain procedures and observe patients to ensure safety and comfort during scan. Operate or oversee operation of radiologic digital imaging equipment to produce imaged of the body for diagnostic purposes. Position and immobilize patients on examining table. Positioning imaging equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination. Key commands and data into computer to document and specify image sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers or radiograph certain images. Monitor digital images and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality. Coordinate work with clerical personnel and other technologist. Operate fluoroscope to aid physician to assist with special procedures such as upper and lower GI studies, arthrograms, VCUGs, HSGs, etc.
  4. Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination in various examinations. Ensures that sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters and other required equipment are present and laid out. Maintains patient records, x-ray file folders, check out files, quality assurance records, current operating policy manuals and other materials as necessary to insure adequate patient treatment and referral as necessary. Keeps repair and maintenance records of the Mammography/ x-ray unit. Procures stores and routes supplies for room preparation, recommends the procurement and necessity for maintenance and servicing of equipment.
  5. As a Mammographer:
    1. Plans and performs standardized and specialized views of mammography utilizing digital mammography equipment. Transmits images of breast to Synapse PACS for radiologist interpretation. Stores images of patient exams on discs for future reference for comparison. Prints hard copy films using laser imaging processor upon request.
    2. Conducts (operative) breast biopsy specimen examinations.
    3. Assists radiologist (or other qualified physician) in performance of needle localizations, cyst aspirations, needle biopsies, Stereotactic procedures, and other new mammographic procedures.
    4. Reviews images for positioning, compression, labeling artifact, and overall diagnostic quality. Determines the need for compression views, magnification views or other standard or specialized views as outlined in departmental policies.
    5. Assists the lead interpreting radiologist in developing and maintaining a mammography program which conforms to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.
    6. Participates in the Mammography outcomes audit of all mammographic exams according to ACR/FDA/MQSA Standards. Assists with the follow-up of all patients with abnormal mammograms and in the medical outcome analysis audit program. Fully participate with the implementation of all quality assurance related issues of mammography by performing all mammographic quality control procedures.
    7. Performs and maintains the daily, monthly and quarterly QA/QC as required by the FDA/MQSA program for accreditation.
    8. Along the with lead interpreting physician participates in the annual FDA inspection process
    9. Performs general maintenance, the physical cleanliness by wiping spills and surfaces used for mammography, and mammography suite. This also includes ordering/restocking mammography supplies and maintaining an inventory of mammography supplies such as film, biopsy needles, biopsy trays, etc.
  6. Incumbent will be required to ‘take call’ as part of the regular call/standby rotation and therefore per hospital policy must live within 20 minutes of the hospital.
  7. Ensure proper PPE is always worn while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering face piece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
  8. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  9. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee, and external customer satisfaction
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must have successfully completed radiology training from an AMA approved School of Radiology

Certification:

  • Must possess a current valid Arizona State License in Radiology (R)
  • Must have a current ARRT Certification in Radiology with qualifications in Mammography (RT)(M).
  • Must be Board eligible in Mammography and become certified in the first 90 days from employment.
  • Must have and maintain a current valid certification of the following throughout employment:
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association

Experience:

  • Must have two (2) years’ experience in mammography with two years as a Radiologic Technologist
  • Must also have experience in performing special procedures to include stereotactic biopsy, ductograms, and needle localization procedures, have breast tomosynthesis training and have worked with a Radiologist in assisting with special procedures.