Sr. Mammography Technologist
Job location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-16
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The University of Miami UMHC/SCCC Deerfield has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Mammography Technologist.
The Senior Mammography Technologist will be responsible for performing total breast imaging to include interventional procedures at a high technical level, obtaining quality diagnostic images with the least amount of radiation exposure, with minimal or no supervision of technical detail. These procedures will require the independent judgment with ingenuity, initiative, and an understanding of anatomical position and physiology, to apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis. The Senior Mammography Technologist is responsible for the Mammography Services in the absence of the Chief Mammography Technologist. This position uses computer systems to access permitted Protected Health Information (PHI) as necessary to perform their functions. Employee must adhere to PHI “minimum necessary” compliance standards at all times.
Verify the patient’s ID by checking their name and date of birth.(At least 2 verifiers) Ask patient to describe level of comfort and evidence of pain – prior, during and at the completion of the exam. Always obtain necessary consents. Always inform patient and/or patient’s family of procedure to be performed. Supervise as well as perform diagnostic imaging studies under the direction/supervision of a Radiologist, using age appropriate standards of practice. Maintain proper sterile techniques for procedures; regularly practice aseptic techniques and strictly obey isolation and infection control procedures, prevent cross contamination during procedures, i.e., gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and hand washing. Coordinate with Surg/Onc staff concerning scheduling of needle localizations Assist the radiologist or other medical specialists in biopsies/localizations throughout the duration of the procedure, with all the necessary supplies until completion of the exam. Perform diagnostic imaging studies under the direction/supervision of a Radiologist, using age appropriate standards of practice. Maintain proper sterile techniques for procedures; regularly practice aseptic techniques and strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures, prevent cross contamination during procedures, i.e., gloves, gown, mask, eye protection and hand washing. Verify surgery schedule for biopsies Assist the radiologist or other medical specialists in biopsies/localizations throughout the duration of the procedure, with all the necessary supplies until completion of the exam. Notify appropriate person of any change(s) in patient status. Perform procedures in a safe manner. Perform Clinical assistant duties as necessary and/or as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Essential Requirements):
High School diploma or equivalent. Graduate of a Radiologic Technology program accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ARRT registered. Must possess valid State of Florida License as a General Radiographer. (State of Florida Limited/Basic License Holders is not acceptable). ARRT certification in primary modality required. Three (3) years of relevant experience required.
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