MAMMOGRAPHY TECH

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
Perform a variety of technical activities associated with the performance of screening and diagnostic mammography procedures. Assists radiologist with mammography procedures (cores, fine-needle aspirates (FNA's) and localizations). Complies with all regulatory mandates for mammography. Performs quality assurance on digital equipment as assigned. Performs exams and assists Radiologists in a teaching and research facility.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Assists patients in filling out mammography questionnaire and offers patient education (brochures and Health Library). Handles all paperwork associated with procedure appropriately and efficiently.
  • Assists with mammography ancillary functions such as assisting in obtaining outside films for comparison and follow up process. Filming images as required. Faxing of patient consent forms to Facilities; faxing of abnormal results to physicians.
  • Assists with procedures requiring knowledge of J wire placements, ultrasound guided core, needle biopsies, wire placements. Performs specimens of biopsy including transport procedure.
  • Charges mammographic procedures and supplies in Radiology Information Systems.
  • Correctly obtains and identifies mammography images, manipulates and sends images via the Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) network; moves images to physicians reading stations.
  • Develops mammographic film. Match with the appropriate paperwork for interpretation.
  • Evaluates radiographs for diagnostic quality obtaining additional images as needed.
  • Performs a variety of tasks involving the operation of mammographic radiographic equipment and other.
  • equipment/devices as appropriate. Position patients, using immobilization when necessary. Calculate exposure factors, assist physicians.
  • Prepares and set up medical supplies using aseptic techniques if appropriate. Explain all mammography exams to patients to achieve patient cooperation.
  • Utilizes all digital mammography equipment and performs maintenance, trouble shooting, turns on/off, and calls for service. Performs the quality control functions related to mammography.

Education Qualifications
  • Requirement met by License/Certification Requirement

Experience Qualifications
  • One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to accurately bill complex procedures and supplies in a timely fashion
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to position standard mammograms as well as non-routine views (mags, spot views)
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and congenital/acquired pathology as they relate to the use and interpretation of ultrasound diagnostic procedures
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area
  • Knowledge of methods of positioning patients for radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging procedures
  • Knowledge of principles of image processing and development
  • Knowledge of radiographic and fluoroscopic techniques, methods and equipment
  • Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment
  • Knowledge of ultrasound diagnostic procedures and equipment/instrumentation

Licenses and Certifications
  • CRT and
  • MAM - Mammography Cert and
  • BLS - Basic Life Support

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

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Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.