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Employees in positions at this level acquire mammography images that are used in medical diagnoses. These images are interpreted by a radiologist board-certified in Mammography to identify breast abnormalities. The employees work under direct supervision of higher level personnel.
Assists patients in preparing for the examination; explains procedures and observes patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation. Schedules patients for procedures and assists with some clerical functions, maintains accurate patient records for all procedures performed. Operates mammography equipment to produce images of breasts for diagnostic purposes. Obtains detailed history from patient and educates patient on breast self-exams. Ensures proper identification on all images and mammography paperwork. Uses radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff; follows all ACR and MQSA guidelines. Performs all quality control functions related to mammography equipment, printers, and monitors. Prepares and sets up medical supplies using sterile techniques and takes patient vital signs. Charges/bills for mammographic procedures and supplies. Maintains and cleans all equipment and breast imaging rooms in accordance with decontamination procedures of health care facility, governmental and other regulatory agencies such as JCAHO, IDPH; maintains orderliness and cleanliness in assigned area; reports any malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor; reports shortage of supplies and/or equipment; stocks supplies. Performs all other related duties as assigned.
Day shift, Experience in GE mammography systems preferred
High school graduate or equivalent.
Current/Valid registration or certification in medical radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Current/Valid licensure in medical radiography by the State of Illinois.
Modality specific certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), in Mammography.
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