Carle Foundation Hospital Mammogram Technologist 1 in Urbana, Illinois
Mammogram Technologist 1
Department: Women's Imaging - BMC
Entity: Bloomington-Normal Service Area
Job Category: Patient Care
Employment Type: Intern
Job ID: 38531
Experience Required: Not Indicated
Education Required: Associates Degree
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL
Usual Schedule: M-F 7a-5p 8 hour shifts
On Call Requirements: No
Work Location: Carle BroMenn Medical Center
Secondary Job Category: Allied Health
Weekend Requirements: One Saturday a month 8a-12p
Holiday Requirements: No
Email a Friend Save Save Apply Now
Sign On Bonus - $5,000.00 - 2 yr. Commitment - External Only This position is primarily responsible for the performance of screening and diagnostic mammograms as well as invasive diagnostic breast exams. The technologist is the principle success factor in communicating a sense of calm to the patient; collects and processes valuable personal and clinical information; physically must touch the patient's breast and apply mechanical compression to the patient. The technologist must be knowledgeable of women's issues relative to breast health and other related diseases and be prepared to answer questions or provide resources that can assist in answering the patient's questions. The technologist has frequent interaction with radiologists, referring physicians, patients, family members, and the public.
Associate's Degree in Radiologic Technology or
Certificate in Radiologic Technology
CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Mammography (M)(ARRT) within 6 months and
Radiography (R)(ARRT) within 3 months and
IEMA Radiography License upon hire and
BLS within 30 days of hire
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle anxious and fearful patients.
Demonstrated technical skills as a radiographer.
Knowledge of mammography positioning.
Delivers patient care in accordance with department/hospital standards; changes to adapt to customer/department needs.
Positions the breast to obtain the appropriate standard and alternative views.
Applies radiation protection to patient in accordance with accepted radiation protection standards for mammography.
Obtains current personal and family history of breast disease
Secures patient consent forms as may be required
Secures Pregnancy Consent, Authorization Form to Release Medical Information, and Consent for Interventional Procedures.
Documents presence of a physical lump, moles or other skin lesions with markers
Indicates location of anatomical scars, previous surgical sites or other abnormalities.
Ensures the presence of any previous diagnostic or pathology reports.
Ensures all paperwork, forms and diagrams are complete and accurate
Merges paperwork into PACs therefore ready for use by the supervising Radiologist.
Provides accurate notes detailing any comments, circumstances or observation in Medical Record to aid Radiologist in report
Participates in advanced mammographic procedures such as needle localizations and specimen radiographs.
Demonstration of how the equipment operates, the use of compression
Address any questions the patient may have on a procedural basis
Technologist must identify anxious and fearful patients
Modifies mammographic routine and communication style to reduce patient's anxiety and to complete the study.
On a post-procedure basis, the mammography technologist will describe in sufficient detail the process by which the images will be processed and read by the Radiologists and how the diagnostic reports are communicated to the referring physician and how layman report is sent to patient's home.
Properly labels and identifies specimens to go to lab.
Identifies each patient correctly, using two forms of identification prior to starting procedure.
Performs equipment QC testing according to manufacturer's recommended frequency.
Evaluate recorded images for technical quality.
Instruct patient before and during procedure.
Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques; using beam restrictive devices; applying knowledge of exposure factors.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. | For more information: email@example.com.
Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.