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Mammographer

Description

We are offering a $6,000 sign-on bonus with a 2-year commitment!
 
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is hiring full-time Mammographers! The schedule will consist of rotating daylight and evening shifts with rotating Saturdays as well. This role will also provide coverage to all of our community imaging center sites throughout the greater Pittsburgh area.
 
UPMC is Pennsylvania's largest nongovernmental employer with endless opportunities. We offer a competitive benefits package that few employers can match and have a career ladder in place that allows employees 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!
 
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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.
  • Identify all patients properly by using two patient identifiers and utilizes universal protocol when performing procedures. 
  • Review patient history and assesses physician orders, applying specific departmental protocols for optimal results in the acquisition of data. 
  • Document patient history in electronic record as required.
  • Possess 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. 
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Perform 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.
  • Must be willing to travel to our imaging centers.

Mammographer Advanced:

  • 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
  • Must obtain Mammography registration within 12 months of hire date
  • 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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