• Mammography Technologist

    Job ID
    11642
    Type
    Regular Part-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    Allied Health
  • Overview

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

     

    Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

    • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
    • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
    • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
    • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
    • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
    • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.
    • This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.

    Responsibilities

    The Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation.

     

    Information Processing & Image Review

    • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
    • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome

    Instruction

    • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety

    Maintenance & Safety Checks

    • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate

    Maintenance of Supplies

    • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories

    Exam Scheduling

    • Coordinates and schedules examinations
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
    • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

    Qualifications

    • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification                     
    • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently
    • Meets one of the following:
      • If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by: - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography B.
      • If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 40 hours of training in mammography including training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants and completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual C. If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
    • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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