Mammography Technologist - PRN

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Location:
Plano, TX US
Job ID:
98886
Area of Interest:
Allied Health
Job Type:
PRN
Facility:
Texas Health Plano


Qualifications/Duties:
Work Hours/ Schedule:
PRN M-F 7am-5pm, occasional Saturday, position does require call rotation  

Minimum Education Required:
Graduate of an accredited school of radiologic
technology required
Associate's Degree preferred

Minimum Experience Required:
1 year clinical experience in mammography preferred
Meet the mammography requirements as stated in Federal Register for MQSA in Final
Rules, Part 900.12(a)(2), preferred.

Minimum Licensure/Certifications Required:
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography upon hire required
and
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Mammography upon hire preferred
OR
ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Mammography within 12 Months and
CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist either by the TDH or TMB upon hire
BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support within 30 Days

Minimum Required Skills:
Ability to produce high quality mammography with special views as directed by the radiologist, excellent verbal and writing skills, and ability to organize and analyze information.

Qualification / Duties:
Direct Patient Care:
• Performs mammograms and diagnostic radiographs.
• Produce quality images in mammography as defined by the American College of Radiology guidelines.
• Possesses standard and advanced positioning skills.
• Performs quality diagnostic radiology exams for general radiography and fluoroscopic exams.
• Greets patient in a courteous manner.
• Introduces self by name and explains procedure to patient and family if necessary.

Quality Assurance/Control:
• Mammography:
o Phantom images, visual inspections, compression checks, screen contract, peer reviews, monthly check list for
all mammography units.
o Informs Physicist when any repairs are done on the mammography units as needed.
• Equipment Maintenance:
o Keeps logs, PM and physicist survey on all x-ray, equipment.
• Repeat Rates:
o Collects and tabulates repeat rates for diagnostic radiology, mammography and stereotactic table.
• Diagnostic Radiology:
o Visual inspections for the R F, Tomo, mammo rooms and apron and glove leak checks, screen contact, peer
review and technologist peer review.
• Other:
o Arrange for calibrations, arrange for electrical checks, review and update all QA books, review all standards (ACR/TDH/FDA and JCAHO), distribute film badges, generate and distribute continuing education certificates.
o Responsible for annual inspection by TDH and FDA.
o Attend monthly departmental staff meetings.
o Responsible for completing quarterly QI report for QRMC.

Non Direct Patient Care:
• Documentation:
o Accurately enters patient data in RIS system for patient tracking and patient exam verification (billing of exam).
o Present patient case history and images to Radiologists for review by pulling images from PACS and hanging analog films on multi-viewers as needed.
• Training, Education, and Team Support:
o Meets or exceeds continuing education requirements for mammography and diagnostic radiology as deemed necessary from Texas Department of Health, American College of Health, American College of Radiology, and FDA/MQSA guidelines.
o Attends monthly departmental staff meetings and mandatory in services.
o Follows department specific/hospital policies in reference to absences, tardies, time and attendance,
supervisor notification, and the importance of wearing ID badge visible to patients, customers, and hospital staff
and physicians.

Patient Safety:
• Verify patient with two identifiers.
• Maintain equipment-clean and inspect, report any malfunctions.
• Respond to emergency situations appropriately.
• Recognize safety hazards; acts to protect patients, self and others.

Leadership/ Responsibility:
• Attends monthly staff meetings.
• Work collaboratively with the Departmental Director, TL Rad Mammographer and the Leadership Team for Process Improvement.
• Work toward becoming more effective with the leadership team regarding strategic objectives, synergistic of department growth.


Entity Information:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano, Frisco and surrounding communities since 1991. This full-service facility features a full range of specialties including emergency medicine, cardiology, adult and adolescent behavioral health, pediatrics, an adult intensive care unit, state of the art and technologically advanced surgical services and a Level III NICU. Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and over 1,360 physicians on its medical staff in more than 65 specialties.  The hospital is an Advanced Level III Trauma Facility, accredited Chest Pain Center by The Joint Commission, named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Collin County and a Gold-Level Mother Friendly business.  Texas Health Plano is the recipient of the Disease Specific Care Certifications from the Joint Commission in Chest Pain, Joint Replacement – Hip and Joint Replacement – Knee and an Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.   We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
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