UnitedHealth Group Mammography Technologist - W. Tropicana - Southwest Medical - Las Vegas, NV ($1,500 sign-on bonus for external candidates) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is a multi-specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to older adults, an outpatient surgery center, home health, hospice and palliative care services, plus E-visits and online options via Now Clinic telemedicine technology. Southwest Medical offers patients compassion, innovation, and quality care throughout southern Nevada. Southwest Medical is headquartered in the greater Las Vegas, NV area.

The Mammography Technologist performs mammography procedures per department protocol. Responsible for daily operations of the mammography room including patient schedules, quality assessment of equipment and reporting equipment failures.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Greets and prepares patients for examination, explains specific procedures to be performed

  • Performs screening or diagnostic mammography exams using excellent positioning and exposure techniques and examines developed films for technical quality. Follows written order or self-referral policy

  • Conducts quality control tests following ACR, Manufacture Quality Control Manuals and department policy and procedure manuals

  • Ensures both patient images and quality control tests are processed appropriately and stored in PAC's

  • Correctly begins and ends all patients in the Imagecast RIS system

  • Maintains current ARRT, CPR, and State of Nevada certifications; provides supervisor with proof of continuing education

  • Uploads comparison CD’s into PAC’s

  • Ensures all associated paperwork is scanned into PAC’s or sent to HIM’s

  • May also be assigned to other modalities provided incumbent is certified or licensed in those modalities

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an approved AMA Radiologic Technology program

  • High school or GED

  • 2+ years of Mammography experience

  • Current CPR

  • Current ARRT and Nevada State Mammography license

  • Must be willing to obtain ARRT (M) within 1 year of hire

  • Must be flexible to work overtime and on call as needed

  • May rotate within Imaging Services Department to include satellite offices

  • Access to reliable transportation that will enable you to travel to client and / or patient sites within a designated area

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate technical procedures and results with patients and providers

  • Skilled in properly positioning patients to provide quality imaging

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of radiology equipment, testing and safety hazards related to radiology

  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge of mammography procedures and diagnosis

  • Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology

  • 2+ years of Mammography experience

  • Basic computer skills, RIS and PACS

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PLEASE NOTE The sign on bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on bonus.

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