Mercy Health

  • Mammography Technologist |7:00 to 5:00pm | 4 Days a week

    Requisition ID
    2019-791081
    Category
    Radiology/Imaging
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift(s)
    Days, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
    Department
    Breast Center
    Location
    US-MO-Saint Louis
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different

     

    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  

     

    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

     

    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

     

     

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Overview

     

    Provides screening and diagnostic mammography for interpretation by radiologists. If primary job assignment includes special procedures: assisting the radiologist in the performance of needle localizations and biopsies and provides the patient care essential to radiological procedures. Applies principles of radiation protection. Assists in general radiographic and office duties as needed. If primary job assignment is on the mammography van is able to drive the mobile unit to different sites throughout St. Louis and Franklin Counties. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.

     

     

    Qualifications:

    We’re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

     

    Education: Successful completion of an accredited Radiological Technology

    program

    Licensure:

    Experience:

    Certification/Registration: Must be certified by the ARRT. Obtains certification in mammography

     

     

    Responsibilities
    Safety/Risk Management
    a. Consistently observes patients before, during & after procedures. Makes & uses appropriate immobilization devices.
    c. Safely operates all equipment & immediately reports malfunctions. Locates all emergency switches. Demonstrates understanding of emergency procedures & radiation safety.
    d. Assures that all data entered/ retrieved from physicianÂ’s orders and/or computer system is accurate. Verifies accuracy prior to procedure.

    Coordination of Services


    a. Reviews orders for diagnosis & prescriptions. Appropriately schedules patient & department resources for services.
    b. Performs all procedures according to protocol stated in procedure manual, unless directed otherwise by radiologist/physician. Presents completed procedure to radiologist/ physician for interpretation.
    c. Collaborates with staff members & physicians to assure delivery of optimal patient care at all times. Demonstrates ability to revise department schedule & staff assignments to meet patient & physician needs & maintain a smooth functioning department with limited rooms & equipment.
    d. Assumes responsibility for portions of quality improvement program. Understands all phases. Keeps all documentation current & available. Follows through with any problem areas.
    e. Assists in department orientation program as needed; assumes responsibility of training new staff. Assists staff members in keeping orientation program up to date. Contributes to development of educational needs of support staff and/or students.
    f. Evaluates diagnostic procedure for appropriateness, takes corrective measures if needed. Screens for previous procedures.

    Complex Aspects
    a. Demonstrates the ability to assist radiologist with special procedures, needle localizationÂ’s, biopsies. Able to perform all QC on stereo unit. Keep others informed of any changes.
    b. Assumes responsibility for portions of the MQSA quality standards (ex. processor QA, dark room fog, screen film test, etc.
    c. Demonstrates competency in dark room chemistry, solution temperatures, and preventive maintenance. Effectively troubleshoots problems, obtains service as needed.
    d. Routinely follows up with positive reports to make sure patients have followed recommendations. Assist with writing up reminder cards (ex. six-month mammogram).
    e. Actively retrieves comparison films from outside institutions. Questions patients thoroughly regarding location of previous films. Knows status of request stack waiting to arrive. Prepares films for addendum reports after films arrive.

    Basic Aspects




    a. Greets patients by name; introduces self; provides patients with thorough explanation of procedures, efficiently performs procedure. Uses good judgment with add-on cases to meet patient needs and department needs without disrupting schedule.
    b. Understands safe & proper machine operation. Knows machine emergency procedures and radiation safety procedures. Reviews as needed or at least yearly.
    c. Demonstrates technical proficiency in producing diagnostic images with the ability to recognize technical abnormalities. Selects the appropriate techniques for each procedure. Positions patients according to department protocol.
    d. Prepares & stocks rooms for various exams; checks equipment between patients; orders supplies as needed. Cleans room and equipment between patients, including patient waiting area.
    e. Effectively alters routine procedures when patient condition indicates - making appropriate changes on requisitions. Tech enters exams timely. Submits charge sheets when indicated, filled out correctly.
    f. Assists in the transportation of patients, specimens, films, etc. Process films, refills chemicals as needed.
    g. Works fair share of weekends. Willing to adjust personal schedule in case of fluctuations in workload or departmental need. Displays flexibility by willingly working in any area or changing scheduled work hours.
    h. Maintains alignment with ETO policy. Clocks in & out at scheduled time, no earlier than six minutes before/after scheduled shift; eliminates (when possible) overtime on a weekly basis.

    Communication Management


    a. Routinely questions patient/family members before a procedure to obtain pertinent patient history. Always questions female patients as to whether they may be pregnant or nursing.
    b. Monitors equipment operation & alerts appropriate personnel of any problems in a timely manner.
    c. Keep managers informed of any issues, problems or situations requiring attention or follow up.
    d. Recognizes the need to assist other staff members during the busy times throughout the day. Asks what needs to be done & readily volunteers in other areas including office, scheduling, etc.
    e. Shares all relevant information at end of shift. Reports both verbally & written when both are possible.
    f. Assures all communications regarding patient care is timely & appropriate. Recognizes patient crises & initiates appropriate measures.

    Technology


    a. Understands applications and effectively uses hospital & department computer systems.
    b. Enters, saves, prints and retrieves information from systems; uses barcodes to improve efficiency and accuracy. Ensures that all procedure charges are properly entered/revised in system and/or submitted to appropriate person throughout shift.
    c. Keeps abreast of new technology. Accepts responsibility for keeping informed of current department practices.
    d. Initiates appropriate downtime procedures when necessary.

     

     

     

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home

     

    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

     

    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

     

    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

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