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Mammogram Technologist- Part Time

Company: Bronson Battle Creek
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Job Description:

A career with Bronson opens up new worlds. Cutting-edge technologies, clinical expertise and business innovations combined with individual human care and compassion are all a part of the experience. Location BMH Bronson Methodist Hospital Title Mammogram Technologist- Part Time Under minimal supervision and according to established policies and procedures, performs radiographic studies of breast tissue. Opens and closes the unit each day. Prepares paperwork related to exams, and performs other related duties as assigned. Employees providing direct patient care must demonstrate competencies specific to the population served. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required Registered in Diagnostic Radiology and must obtain Mammography certification within 1 year of hire, through ARRT required (must be in good standing and valid in the state of Michigan)

  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer Relations skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Grammar skills
  • Spelling skills
  • Ability to cope with confrontation
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation
  • Ability to assist with problem resolution
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of patience
  • Ability to adapt to shiftwork
  • Ability to work in areas that are close and crowded
  • Ability to cope with a high level of stress
  • Ability to make fast decisions under pressure
  • Ability to cope with the anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm manner
  • Ability to concentrate
  • High degree of flexibility Work which produces high levels of mental/visual fatigue, e.g., interactive and repetitive or small detailed work requiring alertness and concentration for sustained periods of time, the operation of and full attention to a personal computer or CRT between 40 and 70 percent of the time. Involves considerable standing or walking, regular lifting of light-weight objects (i.e., 20 pounds or less) and assisting with heavier tasks such as assisting in lifting and moving patients. Minor straining or fatiguing positions must be assumed, and some fatiguing physical motions are required.
    • Opens the unit each morning. Turns on, prepares, and tests equipment. Collects and organizes paperwork and supplies for the day's scheduled exams. Informs supervisor or physicist of need for repair or additional testing.
    • Greets patients, takes a brief history, and familiarizes them with the exam through film, printed material, and conversation. Answers patient's questions and works to allay fears and concerns. Makes patient aware of need for mammograms and self-breast exams.
    • Conducts radiographic examinations. Develops and quality-checks resulting images. Determines whether additional views should be obtained or if radiologist should be consulted. Releases patient after verifying readability of x-ray.
    • Prepares patient files for review by radiologist. Compiles films and patient record folder. Makes sure patient history form is attached and completed.
    • Maintains the department in a clean and orderly fashion. Keeps the dark room clean and ensures appropriate materials, supplies, and dark room chemicals are stocked.
    • Closes the unit, ensuring that all materials are correctly stored and secured, if necessary. Makes sure machines are clean and ready for use.
    • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the field of radiography and mammography. Attends lectures and/or seminars to keep informed of any new data in Mammography, and be able to relate new findings to patients.
    • Performs duties of a radiography and ancillary functions as directed. Participates in quality assurance/quality control activities as needed. Coordinates and communicates activities with all areas of Radiology.
    • Does QA testing of x-ray machines and processors. Compiles data and keeps records of daily testing, etc.
    • Must have knowledge of set up and procedures used for Steriotactic Needle Localization. Assists doctors in procedures and biopsies.
    • Must be adept at acquiring spot magnification views of certain areas of the breast or any other specialized views which would aid the radiologist in making a diagnosis.
    • Maintains unsupervised access to the unit medication room(s) for stocking and/or retrieving supplies.
    • Demonstrates commitment to providing outstanding customer service in a manner that is reflective of our mission, values and customer service standards.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
    • Performs related duties as assigned. Shift Variable Time Type Part time Scheduled Weekly Hours 24 Cost Center 3840 Bronson Center For Women (BMH) Please take a moment to watch a brief video highlighting employment with Bronson!

Keywords: Bronson Battle Creek, Kalamazoo , Mammogram Technologist- Part Time, Other , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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