Job Description

Job Title: Mammographer Advanced
Job ID: 44753069
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Day & evening hours Monday thru Saturday
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: Imaging at St Margaret
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215

Description

Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint!  

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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 equipment quality control procedures utilizing radioactive sources and evaluates results to assure equipment performance is within acceptable standards.
  • 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.
  • Assists 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.
  • Possesses strong skill with radioactive material safety.

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 or BLS RequiredCPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $22.92 to $34.61 / hour

Union Position: No

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