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Mammography Technologist Sign On Bonus

Company: Nuvance Health
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations.

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Summary:

Provides quality care and meets customer expectations by utilizing advanced technical skills in Mammographic imaging.

Responsibilities:

  1. Radiation Safety Criteria A: Follow ALARA principles and scans patient with appropriate exposure and minimal repeatability. Radiation Safety Criteria B: Always wears radiation badge(s) to track personal exposure. Radiation Safety Criteria C: Verifies pregnancy status in appropriate patient population and obtains waiver as needed. Radiation Safety Criteria D: Notes all repeat/rejected images in the appropriate manner.

  2. Patient Identification and Screening Criteria A: Properly identifies patients by name/DOB as well as introducing himself/herself to the patient by first name. Patient Identification and Screening Criteria B: Reviews prescription and protocol for appropriateness based on clinical information provided. Patient Identification and Screening Criteria C: Advises patient on proper exam preparation including removal of deodorant/lotion, removal of jewelry and appropriate attire. Patient Identification and Screening Criteria D: Explains procedure, answers questions/concerns and follows-up with patient when necessary.

  3. Image Acquisition Criteria A: Determines technical factors for correct calculated exposure and sets appropriate compression values. Image Acquisition Criteria B: Proficient in positioning all routine and technically challenging views to obtain optimal quality. Image Acquisition Criteria C: Covers appropriate anatomy and utilizes proper imaging parameters including mole and scar markers. Image Acquisition Criteria D: Monitors and communicates with the patient throughout the exam.

  4. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria A: Respects scheduled appointment times and communicates delays to reception staff and/or patients directly. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria B: Reviews charge entry, edits exam or notifies appropriate administrative staff with necessary changes. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria C: Completes charge sheet accurately ensuring the CPT4 code matches the exam performed. Workflow and Data Accuracy Criteria D: Starts and completes examination in ADS workflow, checks-in breast ultrasound and includes complete and accurate notes to the Sonographer.

  5. Exam Completion Criteria A: Evaluates Mammographic images for technical quality, repeats images as necessary and verifies images in PACS. Exam Completion Criteria B: Performs required post processing and/or transfers appropriate images to dedicated workstations. Exam Completion Criteria C: Ensures prior exams and reports are available for comparison. Exam Completion Criteria D: Provides correct forms/documentation and concise relevant history to the Radiologist for interpretation.

  6. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria A: Selects correct patient and updates necessary clinical history. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria B: Enters pertinent notes relating to present exam and indicates the reason for exam/location of concern. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria C: Resolves prior examinations accurately. Magview Entry and Patient Tracking Criteria D: Indicates when shielding was utilized.

  7. Infection Control Criteria A: Follows universal precautions including the use of gloves, gowns and masks as appropriate. Infection Control Criteria B: Cleans and disinfects between each patient and can perform/document high level disinfection appropriately. Infection Control Criteria C: Consistently indicates in Magview that infection control was completed prior to the start of the exam. Infection Control Criteria D: Keeps work area, waiting rooms and dressing rooms clean and tidy and stocks work area with laundry and medical supplies on a daily basis.

  8. Quality Control Criteria A: Maintains Mammography, Stereotactic and/or Bone Density Department quality control standards and updates all necessary logs. Quality Control Criteria B: Initiates equipment service requests and notifies supervisor as necessary. Quality Control Criteria C: Actively participates in Time Out procedures required for certain exams. Quality Control Criteria D: Able to perform quality control tests per ACR requirements and reboot/shutdown systems per manufacturer guidelines.

  9. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria A: Able to recognize specific psychological (ie. anxiety) and/or physical needs of patients and determine when further assistance is needed. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria B: Promptly responds to situations which require a timely response and documents relevant information on incident forms. Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria C: Able to locate and use all necessary emergency equipment (code cart, oxygen, blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, etc). Responding to Urgent Situations Criteria D: Able to initiate emergency response policy.

  10. Miscellaneous Criteria A: Functions as a Technologist in other modalities (X-Ray, Stereotactic Biopsy, Bone Density) upon supervisor request and skill level. Miscellaneous Criteria B: Able to operate all equipment correctly and efficiently. Miscellaneous Criteria C: Active participation in maintaining break room cleanliness. Miscellaneous Criteria D: Willingly performs other tasks to assist ancillary personnel pertaining to patient care.

  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

  12. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.

Other information:

Required: Graduate of an approved school of Radiologic Technology

Minimum of 1 year of Mammography experience (GE preferred)

Minimum Experience: one year

Desired: ARRT Certification in Radiography

ARRT Certification in Mammography within 1 year of hire

CT State License

CPR

Maintain continuing education requirements (24 CE credits per biennium)

Maintain MQSA requirements (15 CE Mammo specific credits every 3 years)

Possesses excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Exhibits a degree of professionalism necessary to instill patient confidence

Maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates respect and courtesy

Computer Skills Required: Able to utilize PACS, RIS systems, Mammography tracking systems and any other required computer programs.

Location: Norwalk-148 East Ave

Work Type: Part-Time

Standard Hours: 24.00

FTE: 0.600000

Work Schedule: Day/Eve 8

Work Shift: 8 hour shift between 7a-8p

Org Unit: 406

Department: NRMC

Exempt: No

Credentials:

Essential:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Specialty Cert
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Education:

Essential:

  • HS Graduate or Equivalent

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Nuvance Health, New England , Mammography Technologist Sign On Bonus, Other , Norwalk, Northeast

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