VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Rad Tech-Mammography (44689823)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 1/21/2018

Rad Tech-Mammography

Full time 1: Days

VCU Health System's Nelson Mammography is seeking a full time Rad Tech-Mammography. The practice of mammography is performed by radiologic technologists who have initially met the qualifications to administer ionizing radiation. The technologist must subsequently have met the federal mammography training requirements as specified in the Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA). A mammography technologist performs radiographic procedures and related techniques, producing images at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Mammography integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care to obtain viable diagnostic information. A mammography technologist recognizes patient conditions essential for successful completion of a procedure. Radiographers must demonstrate an understanding of breast anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology. Mammography technologists must comprehend the complexities of the federal regulations in or der to meet the minimum standards for the performance of mammography. He or she must have knowledge of quality assurance policies and quality control testing for digital mammography. Mammography technologists must maintain a high degree of accuracy in breast positioning, exposure techniques, and subsequent evaluation of imaging parameters to optimize patient imaging and care while adhering to radiation protection and safety standards. Mammography technologists are the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners, and other members of the support team. Mammography must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, assessment, monitoring, and care skills. Participation in quality improvement processes and continuous assessment of performance is expected.

Responsibilities
The mammography technologist utilizes independent professional judgment to obtain the resultant diagnostic information when possible and seeks directive from a qualified interpreting physician or lawful institutional policies (or standards of care) to continue to discontinue the exam otherwise.
Mammography Technologists independently performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams based on lawful institutional policies and/or practice standards and/or follows the directive of the interpreting physician to assist in the completion of the exam.
Mammography Technologists represent the goals, values, and vision of VCU Health System.
Ensures adherence to regulatory standards, health system and department policies, procedures, processes, and guidelines applicable to role.
Resolves basic service delivery issues.
Lead technologists may perform "lead technologist" functions such as coordinating work assignments, workflow, and staffing for an assigned shift/area; serve as clinical or technical resource; provide training.
Individual shift rotation and schedules will be established with your specific manager or supervisor. Schedules, including requirements of shift rotations and hours of work may be adjusted as necessary to meet staffing needs of the health system. Weekend and other after hours coverage may be required based on workload demand and staffing needs of the health system. Mammography Technologists are considered "Essential Employees" who may be required to report to work in accordance with the VCUHS Policy.

Qualifications

Required
Graduation from a JRC Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology that is recognized by the ARRT
Registry by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT-R)
New graduates must obtain ARRT-R registry prior to first day of employment.
Current Certification by ARRT in Mammography (ARRT-M) within 12 months of hire date
Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers) for continued employment

Preferred
Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology or closely related field from an accredited program
One (1) year of previous work experience as an ARRT R M Certified Technologist Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment

*Selected candidates will be placed into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications*

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Radiologic Technologists
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