UnityPoint Health

Mammography Technologist I Certified

Requisition ID
2022-106994
Category
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IL-Peoria
Address
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
Affiliate
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
City
Peoria
Department
Mammography- MMCI
State
IL
FTE
0.01
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
1st shift
Work Remotely within the US
No
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed

Overview

Certified Mammography Tech

Methodist Hospital 

PRN (As Needed), Non-Benefitted 

Flexible 1st hours

 

Position Description: To perform routine and specialized diagnostic radiological procedures including invasive procedures for patients of all ages in order to confirm or deny required treatment. This requires independent judgment to adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of the radiologist.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • CultureAt UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

Performs mammographic exams in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of medical imaging to assigned patients of all ages.

  • Exhibits competency in performing mammographic procedures.
  • Knowledgeable about views required for each exam.
  • Uses proper compression
  • Obtains accurate histories and explains rationale for procedure to patients/families.
  • Enhances image quality through the use of appropriate exposure factors.
  • Identifies images with appropriate markers and patient identification
  • Positions for appropriate view, making patient as comfortable as possible
  • Performs patient education throughout exam
  • Protects patient privacy as much as possible
  • Completes a minimum of 200 mammography procedures/year
  • Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function in multiple areas of mammography
  • Competent in all screening/diagnostic mammographic procedures.
  • Reports equipment problems through appropriate channels
  • Maintains clean work area, checks and stocks all supplies in their specific area and verifies pertinent accessories assigned to that room
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly QC/QA tests
  • Competent in DEXA procedures
  • Understands and performs hanging of images
  • Competent on Digital Mammography workstation
  • Promptly completes paper work and obtaining outside images to ensure timely turn-around in providing a report to the physician's office.
  • Promptly and accurately enters patient information into HIS system to ensure efficient patient throughput
  • Maintains and ensures a safe environment for patients and personnel and maintenance of the QA, QC programs.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists/students
  • Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologist/students with proper department protocol and procedures.
  • Displays a professional attitude in the area toward fellow technologists/students, fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment.
  • Completes work within assigned shift.
  • Prevents waste of supplies and linen.
  • Uses time, supplies and other resources productively to promote responsive and cost effective care of patients.
  • Uses slow time to improve area appearance and accept additional assignment such as checking mammo schedules.

90%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

10%

Qualifications

Education:

Associate’s Degree in the field of Radiology required

 

Experience:

Previous experience preferred.

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

ARRT-registered in Radiologic Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists-documentation of this registry required at the time of employment. 

Board Certified in Mammography at time of hire required.

IEMA- must be licensed by the State of Illinois at the time of hire required.

CPR-must have proof of current certification or obtain within 90 days of hire required.

 

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