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Travel Mammography Technician

Salinas, California 93901

Job ID: 12184 Category: Health

 

Voca Health has immediate openings available for Travel Mammography Technician professionals in Salinas, CA!

 

Voca connects healthcare professionals with fantastic health systems nationwide. Our goal is full partnership with our employees, providing the tools, guidance, and opportunities to help reach their individual goals. Voca provides benefits including insurance, 401k, and dedicated support!

Assignment details are provided below, we’re very excited to hear from you!

 

Assignment Details 

Job Description:

 

Works under the supervision of the Mamma  Supervisor and Manager.  Performs mammograms  and bone density. Assists  Radiologist  with needle  localization,  stereotactic  biopsy and galactogram  in accordance  with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, MQSA, The Joint Commission and departmental policies. Able to perform and/or assist with  Quality  Assurance  activities  related  to  mammography.    Performs  any combination  of  the  primary duties depending on area of assignment.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
I.   Performs mammograms and bone density on a daily basis under facility approved policies and procedures and in accordance with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, and MQSA.

QUALITY:
Completes  requested  radiographic  and  mammographic  examinations   with  a  high  level  of  technical  quality. Including but not limited to the following:
Patient identification (check patient wristband), name and medical record number, and proper film !.D., i.e.,
patient name, proper side markers, etc. Proper patient positioning
Proper exposure technique
Proper radiation protection techniques

Obtains medical history, explains  procedures and completes necessary documentation.   Including but not limited to the following:
Patient registration and consents


2.   Assists Radiologist with needle localization, stereotactic biopsy and galactogram in accordance with Radiation Practice Standards, ACR, MQSA and departmental policies, and when training and approved demonstration of correct competencies are complete.

3.   Obtains or reviews patient's  medical history and physician orders prior to performing studies, and notifies appropriate staff of inconsistencies.  Explains procedures to patient and completes comprehensive documentation.

4.   Consistently selects appropriate technical factors from technique charts and operates equipment in accordance with prescribed Radiation Safety Practices.

5.   Prepares completed mammograms and/or other studies for interpretation  in a timely manner (takes exam to close status) including appropriately identified images and all associated forms.

6.   Able to perform and/or assist with Quality Assurance activities related to mammography and bone density to include, but not limited to Hologic Selenia and AGFA Printer.

7.   Reports changes in patient's  condition to Lead Technologist and/or Radiologist for follow-up. Assists with emergency medical treatment under physician direction.

8.   Assists with scheduling of patient exams.

9.   Attends regularly scheduled department meetings and in-services.

10. Works closely with Lead Mammography Technologist to meet MQSA standards.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Patient arrival
Q.A. and Verify (to include proper modifiers.)


JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Demonstrates job knowledge through department competencies for each area of responsibility.


DEPENDABILITY:
Assumes  responsibility for own actions,  including follow-up and completion  of tasks in an effective and timely manner.

Fulfills departmental  and Hospital  responsibilities  including:  attending  staff meetings as appropriate,  reading all meeting minutes and posted communications,  participating in departmental performance improvement activities, attending  all Hospital  and  department-specific  required  in-services,  and  maintaining  au active  role in problem solving and resolution.

Qualifications

  • Education: Work requires knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a two-year Radiologic   
    Technology training program approved by the AMA
    2.     Licensure:  Current  CRT (R) (M) and ARRT (R) registration. New hires or transfers have 12 months to     
    obtain ARRT (M).. BLS/Healthcare Provider status as per American Heart Association standards.     
    3.    Experience:  One (1) year of experience as a licensed mammography technologist,  preferred.     ,
    4.    Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Knowledge of radiographic equipment and radiation safety (patient and operator).  The ability to assist with patient injections and changing dressings requires the usc of fine motor I skills and precise hand/eye coordination.
    5.     Interpersonal Skills: Excellent interpersonal  skills in dealing with patients, public and co-workers.   Work requires ability to communicate effectively about complex matters with others who have varying levels of comprehension and knowledge (written and oral).
    6.     Essential Physical Requirements: See attached "Physical Requirements Sheet"
    7.    Essential Mental Abilities: : Requires analytical abilities to determine priorities and judge information.
    Ability to handle effectively with the stress of multiple priorities and patient anxieties.     ,
    8.    Essential Sensory Requirements:  Must be able to hear, see, verbally communicate, and have tactile sense. 
    9.     Performance   Improvement:   Assumes     active   role   in   the   department's   Continuous   Performance 
    Improvement  Program. Develops, implements and assesses Continuous  Performance  Improvement efforts
    as assigned. Assist with MQSA as requested or required. 

    JUDGEMENT:
    Prioritizes work effectively, utilizes logic and makes sound decisions in choosing a particular course of action. Is able to identify problems based on factual information and knows when to refer issues to a superior.
    PRODUCTIVITY:
    Able to complete a typical day's assigned workload within the scheduled shift. Able to take on additional procedures during periods of heavy work.
    Uses free time between procedures to maintain a safe work environment, ensure adequate levels of supplies, assist with files and reports, when necessary, and  maintain QA for equipment.


    ATTENDANCE:
    Assumes responsibility for attendance and punctuality in order to promote the efficient operation of the department/Hospital  and  essential  components  of solid employee  performance.    Poor  attendance  and  tardiness disrupt  productivity  and make it difficult  to function effectively.   Each employee shall be responsible for being present at the correct time each day.  (See Attendance APM for further details.)

    COMMUNICATION:
    Utilizes fundamental tools essential for effective communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) and interaction as follows:

    Listening:  Utilizes methods  which  enable a person to clearly  understand  what another person is saying. Methods  include  ways of  responding  so  that each  person  feels  their  problems  and  feelings  have  been understood.
    Assertiveness:  Utilizes verbal and non-verbal behaviors which maintain  respect, satisfy needs, and defend rights without dominating, manipulating, abusing or controlling others.
    Conflict Resolution: Utilizes methods which enable dealing with the emotional turbulence that typically accompanies conflict.
    Collaborative  Problem  Solving:  Utilizes  methods  to  resolve  conflicting  needs  and  lead  to a satisfying resolution.

    SAFETY:
    Follows  safe  work  practices,  takes  an active  interest  in preventing  injury  or  illness  and  promoting  a safe and healthful  environment  for  self  and  others,  and  complies  with  Hospital  and  governmental  safety  regulations concerning, but not limited to, the following:
    I.  Safety Manual
    2.  Universal Precautions/Infection Control Plan
    3.  Fire Safety Plan (Code Red)
    4.  Emergency Preparedness Plan
    5.  Patient and Employee Instrument and Equipment Guidelines
    6.  Hazard Communication Program (MSDS sheets, etc.)
    7.  Employee Injury & Illness Prevention Program (including proper body mechanics)
    8.  Security Programs­ Facility Access Plan Infant Security Plan
    Parking and Traffic Regulations
    Computer Access
    9.   Back Injury Prevention Program
    10.  Medical Emergency Plan (Code Blue) II. General Safety Rules and Regulations
    12.  Employee Injury/Exposure Reporting


     

 

Traveler Benefits

Partnering with Voca comes with a number of benefits including:

  • Dedicated Recruiter
  • Insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive, Flexible Pay Packages


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