MD Anderson Cancer Center Mammography Technologist in Houston, Texas

Mammography Technologist

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Diagnostic Imaging 114900

Requisition #: 118419

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

Perform mammography imaging exams.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Technical Skills, Accuracy, Communication and Critical Thinking

A. Functions within professional scope of practice to provide high

quality care while working in a dynamic, complex team oriented highly productive patient care environment.

B. Images patients utilizing approved protocols/procedures and brings questions forward before imaging patients.

C. Demonstrates the ability to address and handle patient care

concerns or other problems by utilizing critical thinking to analyze and evaluate cause and affect outcomes and effectively implement solutions. Corrects problems as they arise and notifies supervisor/manager

when assistance is required to do so.

D. Demonstrates skills required to successfully complete clinical

competencies and can function independently without direct

supervision.

E. Ensures that patient studies are reviewed for accuracy, coded and

charged appropriately.

F. Demonstrates the ability to address and handle patient care

concerns, notifies the radiologist if when gross pathological findings are discovered.

G. Communicates professionally, effectively and in a timely manner

with all patient care providers, patients and guests. Practices

responsible use of communication tools (status board, paging systems, telephones, email, fax, etc.).

H. Technical accuracy: imaging studies are appropriately imaged and

error rates are minimized to appropriate established levels.

I. Responsible for in depth knowledge of all routine section specific

protocols/procedures. Able to perform specialized procedures with

limited assistance.

J. Accurately enters data into systems (i.e. PACS, equipment systems,

electronic medical record and other computer systems.

K. Responsible for overall day-to-day operations on mobile unit.

L. Perform front-desk duties such as check-in mobile patients, review

patient consents/release forms, document clinical history, etc.

M. Responsible for quality assurance activities on technical equipment and collaborates with appropriate parties to resolve image quality

concerns. Maintain quality assurance of procedures performed on

mobile unit, and perform quality control procedures including

phantom, SNR, CNR on a daily basis and weekly calibration.

N. Upload images/CAD to PACS system and assign to reading

radiologist.

O. Responsible for driving and operation of mobile units.

P. Responsible for renewing CDL when needed and medical examiner's certificate every two years and submit to appropriate personnel.

Q. Complete defensive driving training every three years.

R. Ensure current vehicle insurance is on each mobile unit.

Patient Care and Safety

A. Ensures all patients are provided care in a safe environment, free of hazards. Provides full attention to the patient and the procedure.

B. Demonstrates knowledge of Age Specific Criteria in carrying out

work duties and tasks.

C. Correctly identifies patients using approved identifiers.

D. Implements all safety and fall precautions and communicates needs with team members through effective methods. Recognizes patient

distress signs, initiates and follows emergency procedures:

nurse/physician, DIURT and CODE. Documents incidents, variances,

unusual circumstances or patient concerns and notifies appropriate

personnel as needed.

E. Properly administers contrast agents, utilizes sterile or aseptic

technique where applicable. Reviews medications and allergies.

Follows the five rights of drug administration.

F. Ensures work areas and equipment are safe, clean, organized and

appropriate supplies are available for the procedures and checklists are completed (includes emergency supplies). Restock supplies. forms, etc. on mobile unit as needed.

G. During system failure, performs downtime procedures and

immediately reports to supervisor for reassignment of duties.

H. Reports all malfunctions concerning computers, laptops, routers,

mammography machines, mobile units, etc. to appropriate personnel. Will also troubleshoot as needed.

I. Protect patients from ionizing radiation by following ALARA and

Image Gently radiation safety guidelines, providing lead shielding when applicable and by monitoring technical scanning parameter.

J. Keep track of inspections, maintenance, AED, fire extinguishers,

housekeeping, etc. for mobile units.

L. Refuel mobile units when needed and accurately track mileage.

Service, Productivity and Efficiency

A. Exhibits and maintains a high level of professionalism and customer service at all times. Respectful and professional at all times when

interacting with patients, guests, staff and faculty.

B. Maintains high productivity levels. Actively seeks opportunities to

assist in overall patient care activities in the department. This may

include escorting patients from holding areas to scanner, offering to

work over when needed, assisting peers and nursing staff.

C. Effectively manages patient flow and minimizes delays by utilizing

critical thinking to analyze and evaluate cause and affect outcomes and effectively implement solutions. Demonstrates flexibility and the

ability to work effectively and efficiently.

D. Ensures completion of all duties and conducts daily verbal hand-off communication to relief technologist at shift end.

E. Responsible for daily setup and breakdown of mobile unit.

F. Will work in the clinic when not scheduled on mobile or when

mobile is not out.

G. All other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Graduation from an approved school Radiologic Technology and completion of 40 hours continuing education in Mammography.

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s Level Degree

Certification: All of the following:

Registry in Radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) (R).

Certification by the Texas Medical Board as a Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT).

Advanced Registry in Mammography ((ARRT) (M).

Preferred Certification: Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or obtain CDL within

six months from hire date (maximum of five attempts). On-the-job training will be provided.

Experience: None.

Preferred Experience: Two or more years of experience as a qualified Mammography Technologist. Holds Advanced Registry in Mammography.

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