Wellforce Mammography Assistant in Lowell, Massachusetts
The Mammography Assistant performs/supervises services in the Imaging service area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care.
Maintain current knowledge in areas of assisting the Mammographer in the performance of screening and diagnostic procedures.
Greets patients in a timely and professional manner using language of caring and elements of Complete connected care to improve patient and physician satisfaction. Consents patients to include verification of patient demographics, obtaining appropriate signatures and wrist banding.
Confirms patient identity using name and DOB in addition to checking wrist band. Verifies proper orders in RIS system and prepares related paperwork for technologist.
Monitors wait times of receipt of outside images and expedite cases requiring addendums with images from outside facilities. Make phone calls or fax to facilities, if necessary.
Works with mammography staff to schedules future appointments.
Contacts physician offices to obtain written orders with sufficient information to determine appropriate imaging and decrease insurance denials for reimbursement.
Monitors BIRAD results and contacts patients in need of additional exams to include mammography and ultrasound. Monitors patients who are unable to be contacted, and follow-ups with Referring physician.
Works closely and cooperatively with the breast health team to assure timely coordination of intra-modality imaging.
Communicates need of supplies regularly to supervisor to maintain adequate inventory.
Assist with organizing mammography history sheets and verification of patient result letters and prepare letters for mailing.
Assist technologist with various tasks such as transporting specimens and/or patients between modalities, other departments, or main lobby.
High School Diploma or GED required
1 - 2 years of experience in healthcare preferred