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Beth Israel Lahey Health Per Diem Staff Mammographer in Woburn, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:

0

Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by independently performing mammographic examinations in accordance to department protocols and ACR imaging standards and safety standards, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, PACS, and other related medical imaging equipment This professional technologist position will have an impact on quality, safety and the patient experience.

Job Description:

As part of the part of the Breast Care Center team, this position:

  • Greets, escorts, assesses, educates and identifies patients making the patients feel welcomed and comfortable and fulfilling all safety and quality checks, including verifying exam orders.

  • Completes patient history questionnaire with the patient and enters data into Meditech.

  • Conducts mammography exams, assisting patient in disrobing, being sensitive to the patient privacy and modesty during this highly personal patient contact.

  • Adjusts equipment and patient to optimize exam results while trying to make the patient as comfortable as possible.

  • Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

  • Enters/edits examinations correctly, ensuring accurate and informative documentation and appropriate charge entries.

  • Electronically scans, sends and stores images and data appropriately in PACS.

  • Maintains/makes entries into department records and logs to monitor quality and safety in accordance with departmental policies.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment presenting the best possible impression of facilities and fostering our culture of safety.

  • Responds to supply and equipment issues in a timely manner to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

  • Transports and provides ambulatory assistance to patients as necessary.

  • Educates and informs patients and family members throughout the patients’ experience.

  • Communicates effectively with the healthcare team utilizing established handoff procedures. Appropriately follows the chain of command. Gives and accepts respectful feedback to enhance teamwork.

  • Minimizes preventable harm events and consistently executes the infection control protocols. Incorporates the Culture of Safety tools in daily practice, adhering to quality and safety guidelines and communicating near-miss or potential risks.

  • Coordinates work schedule with supervisor to maintain adequate staffing levels to meet our patients’ and physicians’ needs.

  • Prepares patient and room for mammography guided breast needle localization examinations, assisting the radiologist in performing the procedure by taking the radiologic images of the targeted area.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment presenting the best possible impression of facilities and fostering our culture of safety. Disinfects equipment in between each patient.

  • Responds to supply and equipment issues timely to ensure optimum operations and equipment quality and long-term equipment maintenance and life.

  • Participates in the maintenance of department accreditation.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Required: Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology and/or appropriate training to obtain license

Experience:

Required: At least 1 year as a radiologic technologist including training in mammography

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Required: For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS:

Required: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certified and registered radiographer and mammographer; Massachusetts DPH Radiation Control Program Radiography and Mammography License

LIFE SUPPORT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Basic Life Support

POPULATION SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS: Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt

As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more (https://www.bilh.org/newsroom/bilh-to-require-covid-19-influenza-vaccines-for-all-clinicians-staff-by-oct-31) about this requirement.

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