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Mammography Technologist - Ochsner Health Center Covington/Northshore Region

Company: Ochsner Health
Location: Covington
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

In collaboration with staff radiologists, this job has advanced certification in Mammography and assesses patients and safely performs advanced breast imaging procedures in accordance with prescribed radiation safety procedures and protocols. This job is a clinical mentor for junior staff and students.

Shift

Every Monday and Friday

1-2 more shifts during the week

8a-4:30p or 8:30a-5p

Education 

Required - Completion of a formal training program in Radiologic Technology program in an AMA approved school


Work Experience

Preferred - One year healthcare experience


Certifications

Required - Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (AART).  Current license in the state of practice

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association

Advanced certification in mammography(within one year of hire or transfer)

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


Job Duties

  • Verifies physician order and procedure to assure accuracy.
  • Utilizes radiology information systems to facilitate care.
  • Explains procedure to patient to ensure understanding.
  • Independently operates equipment to complete imaging procedure according to protocol.
  • Reviews patient images prior to transmission to ensure images meet diagnostic quality standards.
  • Completes timely quality control procedures in accordance with regulatory standards and performing notification/remediation as warranted.
  • Assists in the facilitation of departmental operations (inventory, staff schedules, equipment maintenance, etc.).                                                                          
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.


 

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following:  Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Health, New Orleans , Mammography Technologist - Ochsner Health Center Covington/Northshore Region, Other , Covington, Louisiana

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