Job Description

Job Title: Mammographer Advanced
Job ID: 728644
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Hours will vary
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: Womens Imaging Oakland
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

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Purpose:

Performs imaging procedures at an advanced level not requiring constant supervision. Competently performs a variety of advanced technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the following Invasive Breast Imaging Procedures: ultrasound and stereo tactic guided needle biopsy, clip placement, ductogram, and wire localization, radioactive seed localization and sentinel node injection procedures.
  • Ensures all exams within his/her area of responsibility are properly coded and tracked through RIS system, all exams are properly networked to ISITE for archiving and interpretation, and all charges are adequately entered for the exams performed.
  • Identifies all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Reviews patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. 
  • Documents patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Performs correlative breast examinations and document scars, moles and pertinent findings. 
  • Discusses the importance for the need to have a clinical breast examination performed by a qualified health care provider annually.
  • Performs mammography procedures in a technically proficient manner including proper application of breast compression, positioning and a variety of special mammography views to maximize the diagnostic quality of the examination.
  • Performs equipment quality control procedures utilizing radioactive sources and evaluates results to assure equipment performance is within acceptable standards.
  • Possesses strong skill with radioactive material safety.
  • Prepares patient for mammography procedures and tend to the physical safety and comfort of the patient. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate instructions to patients in a clear and concise manner and explain procedures to help allay the patient's fears and solicit their cooperation.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology. 
  • Registered in mammography with additional competencies in performing breast biopsy procedures.  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of sterile technique and operation of complex equipment.  
  • Maintain active 15 mammography credits every 3 years as defined by the Mammography Quality Standard Act.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Registry Radiologic Technologists 
  • Secondary ARRT registration in Mammography 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $22.62 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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