Mammography Technician

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Torrance, CA, USA
  • Aug 03, 2022
Medical Imaging Technician

Job Description

Under general supervision this position performs a variety of radiographic procedures at a skilled technical level. Core Competencies Instructs and prepares patients for radiographic mammogram examinations. Selects the appropriate equipment, voltage, current and exposure time for the prescribed exam. Determines the most suitable anatomic position for obtaining an undistorted radiograph which can most clearly demonstrate the area of interest. Uses Ecklund Technique when imaging breast implants. Practices proper hand washing techniques and aseptic technique when indicated. Protects patient and self from undue radiation exposure. Assists radiologists during procedures as required. Ensures universal protocol is followed. Alerts supervisor if any test is out of limits. Performs quality control tests and records and monitors same. Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only. Supports departmental need for orientation and training of new employees. Ensures, quality digital images are acquired with appropriate labeling information. Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (BPI projects, task forces, etc) when requested. Demonstrates knowledge of clinical norms for all age groups as applicable to job functions. Follows MQSA, FDA, and TJC regulations in the performance of duties. Assists the Radiologist with the consenting of patient. Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc Demonstrates Radiation safety for patients, self and other employees in accordance with federal, state and hospital safety standards by using the following: collimation, shielding, proper technical factors, distance as well as asking female patients of child bearing age if they are pregnant. Demonstrates competency and proficiency in proper sequencing and positioning of all exams and procedures. Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups. Selects proper field, technical factors, and protocol so as to obtain the best quality image. Assists outpatients from reception area to the department. Ascertains needs and the appropriate gowns to change into for exam. Ensures patient comfort and confidentiality at all times. Assists in the preparation of the patient, the procedure room, trays and paperwork needed for exams. Education Degree Program High School Diploma/GED or Higher Education General Studies Experience Number of Years Experience Type of Experience 2 Mammography License / Certification Requirements Mammography certification ARRT License for Radiologic Technologist Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) BCLS or ACLS Certification #LI-KC1