Mammography Technologist, Breast Center Los Alamitos - Per Diem/Days (8hr)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON007879
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The Mammography Technologist coordinates mammography and diagnostic procedures as assigned by the department. The Mammography Technologist functions as the first line interface with customers and is successful in the accomplishment of their imaging needs. In this role, the Mammography Technologist operates specialized imaging equipment (including computerized axial tomography, and breast ultrasonography and/or mammography equipment) at proficiency levels not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Under the directions of the radiologist, performs those duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures applying ionizing radiation.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Evaluates and attends to patient's physical and emotional needs before, during and after exams to ensure proper patient care and positive examination experience; Identifies appropriate test to be performed.
Produces quality radiographs in a reasonable amount of time to provide the radiologist and patient's physician with accurate and useful medical information.
Communicates with and maintains proper relations personally and on the telephone with other departments, Medical Center staff, M.D. offices, and patients' families to ensure proper guest relations.
Utilizes R.I.S. and related interfaces as appropriate for job responsibilities to contribute to integration and success of automated patient care goals.
Provides additional information on x-ray requests to assist radiologists in dictating all necessary findings for exam(s).
Prepare equipment for procedures to include cleanliness of exam area and equipment; Participates in and assists the physician during sterile diagnostic and interventional procedures and exhibits knowledge of sterile technique and procedural protocol.
Participates in patient flow process to ensure that patients are seen in a timely and medically efficient manner
Assists with training of Radiologic Technologist (R.T.) students and new R.T. personnel to provide quality education, instruction and orientation to the Radiology Department.
Maintains accurate record-keeping and clerical duties required for each exam to conform with Joint Commission requirements and accurate billing procedures.