Lead Mammography Technician -23010
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POST DATE 8/25/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016
West Virginia University Hospital
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description
Lead Mammographer (23010)
Education and/or Experience:
* Completion of a two year American Medical Association approved course in Radiologic Technology or other accredited and approved medical imaging program.
* 3 years experience in Mammographic Imaging in an ACR accredited facility
* Demonstrate complete knowledge of ACR/MQSA credentialing process
Certification, Licensure and Registration:
* ARRT registered in Radiography and Mammography
* West Virginia State Licensure
* Obtain certification in Basic Life Support within 30 days of hire date.
SUMMARY: Leads mammography technologists and support staff in mammography imaging services and associated patient care which support the Radiology Department mission to provide diagnostic information for the subsequent treatment of patients at WVUH. Insures quality of mammography imaging services provided and coordinates the daily operations of the
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Leads mammography staff to insure the optimum in imaging procedures as indicated by image quality, repeat analysis, audits and/or patient follow up.
Coordinates and schedules staff to facilitate the daily operations of the
Identifies peak flow times and supports the mammography technologist to minimize patient wait times.
Maintains an expertise in anatomy, physiology and pathology relative to imaging in order to optimize the procedure and ensure patient care/safety.
Supports staff by promoting cooperative problem solving and team building.
Acts as role model by displaying professional attitude and demeanor while applying professional techniques.
Plans the performance of the imaging procedure based on needs of the patient.
Minimizes radiation exposure to patients and staff by shielding and correctly selecting exposure factors.
Evaluates images compliance with protocol, image density, contrast, detail, positioning, compression and absence of image artifact. Assures proper patient identification appears on every image.
Educates patients regarding mammographic procedures by explaining the procedure and answering questions accordingly.
Documents imaging activities accurately and consistently in accordance with ACR and federal mandates.
Engages in problem solving, crisis management, and systems implementation with physicians, nursing, technical and support personnel throughout the hospital.
Instructs radiography students in the clinical setting in support of Educational Programs.
Performs a full range of mammographic processing and imaging quality control tests in accordance with ACR technologist s manual guidelines and documents them in the Mammography Quality Control Test notebook.
Displays imaging techniques, patient care and guest relation behaviors in accordance with the ARRT Code of Ethics, WVUH Administrative Policies and Procedures, Radiology
Department Policies and Procedures, State and Federal Regulations, and The Joint Commission guidelines.
Reports equipment failures immediately upon identification.
Maintains clean, neat and well stocked procedure area.
Prepares contrast agents, specific pharmaceuticals and sterile trays and devices for invasive mammographic procedures.
Completes all in-services and competencies by the required date and applies knowledge gained.
Demonstrates regard for the dignity, respect and safety of all patients, family members, visitors and Hospital Personnel.
Maintains confidentiality of all Protected Health Information.
PERFORMANCE STANDARD: Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
* Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
* Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
* Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
* Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification.
* Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.
* Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
* Judgment - Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
* Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence.
* Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
* Professionalism - Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
* Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
* Quantity - Works quickly.
* Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
* Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
* Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent
* Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
* Differentiate various shades of gray as depicted on a black and white television monitor or photograph.
* Stand and walk for up to 8 hours a day.
* Lift, push and pull up to 10 pounds of weight.
* Carry items of up to 20 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to interact with patients, families and members of the Health Care team.
Ability to prioritize and deal with a variety of