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Mammographer Advanced Multi Skill

Description

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is excited to be hiring a full time Advanced Multi Skill Mammographer to join our team!

This position will work rotating daylight hours Monday through Friday, as well as rotating Saturdays.  This role will also involve some travel between our satellite center locations.

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint. Apply today to find out where your career can take you!



Purpose:

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

Responsibilities:
  • Perform correlative breast examinations and document scars, moles and pertinent findings.  
  • Discuss the importance for the need to have a clinical breast examination performed by a qualified health care provider annually.
  • Perform and analyze bone density measurements utilizing bone densitometer and prepare test results for physician interpretation.
  • Perform equipment quality control procedures utilizing radioactive sources and evaluates results to assure equipment performance is within acceptable standards.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills and a willingness to educate others in their areas of expertise. 
  • Serve as a resource for new hires and students.
  • Perform 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 breast ultrasounds per direction of the radiologist and documents findings for the purpose of making a diagnosis.
  • Prepare patient for mammography, ultrasound, or bone densitometry procedure and tend to the physical safety and comfort of the patient. 
  • Instruct patients, explaining procedures, to allay their anxiety and solicit cooperation.
  • Work as a team member within assigned departments to expedite patient care efficiently by demonstrating excellent communication and customer service skills. 
  • Effectively communicate with physicians, co-workers, managers, and patients in assigned sites and/or departments.
  • Maintain flexibility to work within different clinical areas to support the needs of the departments and/or business units to ensure that staffing is adequate to support services across the enterprise. 
  • Maintain assigned workflow patterns at site based on patient volumes and continually communicates with supervisors and/or managers.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered mammography technologist with additional competencies in specialized imaging procedures. 
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with patients in sensitive situations explaining procedures, providing instruction and providing comfort and support.  
  • Analytical ability necessary to operate complex equipment, optimize image quality and minimize patient exposure to ionizing radiation.  
  • Advanced skills and competency required to fulfill duties and responsibilities of invasive breast imaging procedures, breast sonography and/or bone densitometry.  
  • 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.
  • When rotating between two or more specialties, must hold registry in each specialty. 
  • 15% of technician's time must be spent in secondary specialty.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Registry Radiologic Technologists
  • Breast sonography and/or bone densitometry certification required
  • CPR or BLS Required
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ARRT Certificate

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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