Perform a variety of duties in administering X-rays and radiopaque substances to patients. Performs radiographic and mammography procedures of a highly specialized nature.
Education: Graduate of an approved school of Radiographic Technology.
Experience: Minimum of four years Radiography experience with two years minimum in mammography. Must have 15 cme specific to breast imaging for the last 36 months. Must have documentation for the performance of 200 mammograms in the past 24 months. Must have documentation for 8 hours training in Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.
Certification: Registered ARRT in Radiography and Mammography. Licensed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Prepares room, equipment, medicine and materials as needed for patients,
Cleans and disinfects x-ray room/equipment.
Assists with the preparations of chemical mixtures for mammography biopsies and exams.
Assists radiologists in the administration of intravenous and subcutaneous material.
Prepares patient for exam. Explains procedure, positions patient and assists patient at end of procedure.
Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific X-rays. Adjusts equipment. Determines proper technique. Determines image quality before transmitting exam to PACS.
Ensures images have transferred adequately to PACS and radiologist workstation.
Observes patient and machine during procedure and reports unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition.
Maintains stock supplies and performs general office duties.
Assist in the performance of quality control testing as needed.
Protects self and patient from injury and unnecessary radiation by utilizing proper technique factors.
Assists in training new staff members.
Maintains and respects confidentiality.
Complies with medical center dress codes by wearing ID badge and maintaining professional appearance.
Demonstrates commitment to own work schedule by adhering to attendance standards.
Assists and transports patients in emergency situations to designated areas. Arranges for transportation to and from nursing units.
Utilizes time in an effective manner.
Adjusts personal schedule in case of fluctuations in the workload of the department.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities and deal with them promptly.
Attend regular staff meetings.
Reports and suggestions or positive changes to supervisor.
Incorporates physiological and developmental age of patients into overall plan for the delivery of care.
Adheres to all departmental and hospital policies, procedures and established practices.
Utilizes the PACS system.
Rotates to all shifts as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Incorporates physiological and developmental age of patients into overall plan for delivery of care.
Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime and evening/weekend hours in order to meet the operational needs of the Department and/or the Hospital.
Responsibilities will require the ability to read, write and rationally comprehend the English language.
Must be able to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that quality service is provided to clients and physicians.
Utilizing any or all Hospital provided equipment and/or safe work procedures; employee shall be required to lift all objects as is practicable.
The employee must be able to perform the physical requirements of this job, including but not limited to, standing, walking, reaching with arms and hands, climbing, balancing. Must be able to stoop, kneel and/or crouch.