Desert Radiologists Mammo Tech Per Diem in Las Vegas, Nevada
Mammo Tech Per Diem
2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of AmericaReq #838
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Under general supervision of a radiologist, performs mammography procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury and assists the lead technologist in coordination of QC documentation.This is a per diem position and will cover shifts at all clinic locations in Las Vegas and Henderson on an as needed basis.
Performs mammography procedures as prescribed by a physician (which may include DEXA scans). Follows established techniques and methods in operating equipment and processing images. Ensures technical quality of images and exercises judgment in processing assigned work load. Practices radiation safety by applying ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principles.
Prepares patients for mammography procedures. In doing so, escorts patients to dressing and mammography rooms and provides verbal and written instructions. Positions patient and adjusts equipment, selecting length and intensity for radiation exposure on an individual basis. Uses appropriate compression with due consideration to the particular circumstances of each case. Ensures safety procedures and universal precautions are used at all times.
Assesses the patient’s previous exams/reports to include loading or digitizing outside studies, if available/applicable, prior to performing the mammography procedure. Reviews the referral form for each procedure and ensures accuracy of the referral in the system; accurately communicates the referral to the radiologist. For certain procedures, may administer medication as prescribed by a physician.
Performs related technical and/or administrative duties which include, but are not limited to:
Completing necessary paperwork and labeling images.
Reviewing scheduled patient appointments and contacting patient, via telephone, to confirm appointment date, time, location and any other pertinent information. Such as copayment amount and forms of payment accepted. Advises the patient of any preparations required for the procedure.
Coordinating the exam with other modalities.
Communicating "stat" results to referring physicians.
Performing all necessary functions relating to the RIS/PACS.
Assisting patient at all times (including on and off the exam table, and to and from a vehicle, if necessary).
Assisting the front office and scheduling staff with technical questions regarding mammography procedures.
Communicating with front office staff as to status of schedule.
Maintains adequate level of supplies in examination rooms and reorders as necessary. Ensures equipment is operating properly and contacts appropriate party for equipment repair in order to ensure safe and efficient examination of patients.
Actively participates in the quality-assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the department. Follows MQSA standards for film and processor quality. Assists the lead technologist in coordination and monitoring of Quality Control (QC) documentation and in duties related to ACR accreditation.
Continues to develop professionally; maintains registry and licensure and current knowledge of the mammography profession to ensure continued contributions to the patients, referring physicians, and the company.
Knowledge of basic radiologic methods and techniques normally acquired through completion of twenty-four month radiologic technology training program and through Nevada State Mammography License
Knowledge of quality care and radiation safety standards for mammography (ALARA)
Knowledge and work experience necessary to independently conduct routine and specialized radiologic tests, to assist physicians with special techniques or procedures, and to become familiar with physician and department work methods and facility policies and procedures
Knowledge of and experience in using office equipment including telephone, fax, computer and photocopier
Knowledge of and experience in using radiology-related computer systems (RIS/PACS)
Interpersonal skills necessary in order to effectively interact with physicians, other facility staff, patients and families when providing instructions or responding to questions or exchanging patient-related information
Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient record information
Ability to complete 100 mammograms per calendar year as required by MQSA
Analytical skills necessary in order to conduct routine radiographic tests and review results for accuracy and quality, to verify patient information, to complete material for medical record, and to monitor supply levels
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail when conducting or assisting with diagnostic radiologic procedures
Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds when assisting and positioning body parts or handling and transporting supplies
Current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recognized by the American Heart Association
Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration.
Current licensure in mammography from the State of Nevada.
This company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and makes employment decisions without regard to age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.This policy shall include, but is not limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training, layoff and termination.
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2020 Palomino Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106, 2020 Palomino Lane Suite 100, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America