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Mammography Technologist

at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 13416
Keywords: radiology

Job Description

  • Job ID
    13416
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

    The Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation.

    Responsibilities

    • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
    • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome
    • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
    • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
    • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
    • Coordinates and schedules examinations

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure
    • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification
    • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently
    • Meets one of the following:
      • A. If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by:American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography
      • B. If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 40 hours of training in mammography including training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants and completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual
      • C. If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
    • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.


    Preferred:

    • One year of mammography technologist experience
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.