Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Under the leadership of the Director of Medical Imaging Services and supervision of the Lead Mammography Tech, performs procedures at a technical level requiring no constant supervision of technical detail on patients of all ages. Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgement, with ingenuity and initiative. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as required including quality control and performance improvement monitoring.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* Shall be capable of operating all Mammography equipment to include DEXA, perform all mammography procedures, operate the PACS and utilize radiographic supplies per department standards * Identifies each patient, reviews orders for consistent (examination ordered/clinical diagnosis) * Records mammography history required by American College of Radiology (ACR), i.e., physician's name, technologist's name, date, explanation of limited exam, etc * Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to Radiologist and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure * Assesses patient condition, assures patient safety through proper use of restraint/support devices under staff guidance. * Identifies anatomical orientation on all required images and assures patient identification visible on all images. * Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent and continuous manner to ensure the delivery of quality care according to age specific guidelines ranging from adolescent to geriatrics * Understands and Participates in the ACR & FDA requirements. Can perform all routine daily task requirements on an as needed basis * Adheres to all department/Hospital safety procedures for patient and material handling. * Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to Compliance and Ethics Program TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES
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Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement. Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements. Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas. - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service. - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively :- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.- Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
LIC-American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - Licensure-Others
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Less than 1 year
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program
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