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Mammographer

Description

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is hiring a Mammographer, Mammographer Advanced, or Mammographer Specialist to support the Oakland Womens Imaging center! The individual in this role must be able to work rotating daylight hours, including rotating Saturdays. Additionally, this role will be based out of Oakland, but will float to other sites as needed. 
 
Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects level of education, experience, and manager discretion at the time of offer. The Mammographer Advanced and Mammographer Specialist starting rates are $24.15 and $24.87 respectively.
 
UPMC offers a competitive benefits package that few employers can match, a generous sign-on bonus of $6,000 to those who qualify, 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!
 
Sign-On Bonus Details:
$6,000 for a 2-year commitment
 
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.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform correlative breast examinations and document scars, moles and pertinent findings.
  • Provide individualized breast self-examination instruction and discuss the importance for the need to have a clinical breast examination performed by a qualified health care provider annually.
  • 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.
  • Possesses strong skill with radioactive material safety.
  • 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.
  • Prepare patient for mammography procedure 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.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the following Invasive Breast Imaging Procedures: ultrasound and stereo tactic guided needle biopsy, clip placement, ductogram, and wire localization, radioactive see localization and sentinel node injection procedures.
  • Performs equipment quality control procedures utilizing radioactive sources and evaluates results to assure equipment performance is within acceptable standards

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ARRT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Completion of approved Mammography Training Course that fulfills the requirements set forth by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) in preparation for Mammography certification board examination.
Mammographer Advanced:
  •  Registered in mammography with additional competencies in performing breast biopsy procedures.
Mammographer Specialist:
  • 3 years of clinical experience as a registered mammography technologist with additional competencies in specialized imaging procedures. 
  • Advanced skills and competency required to fulfill duties and responsibilities of invasive breast imaging procedures, breast sonography and/or bone densitometry.
  • Certification for breast sonography and/or bone densitometry.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • American Registry Radiologic Technologists
  • Must obtain Mammography registration within 12 months of hire date (Mammographer level)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ARRT Certificate
  • Act 34
UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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