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Mammo Technologist

LifePoint Hospitals

Location: Martinsville, Virginia
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: March 26, 2024
Day shift, 7-10 hr/shift, weekdays only
Submission for the position: Mammo Technologist - (Job Number: 7455-12108)
Mammo Technologist
Sovah Health - Martinsville
Martinsville, VA.
Sign-On Bonus: $15,000
Who We Are:
People are our passion and purpose. Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health – Martinsville is a full-service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.
Where We Are:
In Martinsville, explore culture and arts; enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled time!
Why Choose Us:
· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
· Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
· Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
· Professional development, Growth Opportunities, and Mentor-based training
· And much more…
Position Summary:
Sovah Health is seeking a full-time Mammo Technologist to perform mammography procedures by applicable scope and standards of practice.
• Review patient history and physician's orders. Educates patient regarding procedures, equipment, and exams to ensure patient's understanding and cooperation.
• Monitors patient condition continually and reports/responds to changes in status as appropriate. May assist physician with performing interventional procedures including fine needle aspiration and needle localization.
• Prepares equipment and supplies. Selects appropriate exposure factors and imaging parameters. Implements safety standards and performs appropriate quality control procedures on equipment. Troubleshoots, resolves, and/or reports equipment malfunctions as necessary.
• Participates in ensuring compliance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) regulations and applicable accreditations.
• Positions patient and performs imaging procedure(s), biopsies, stereotactic and special procedures. Analyzes results and identifies issues with the quality of imaging results. Takes appropriate action to resolve image quality issues, including repositioning patients and repeating procedures.
• Enters, transmits, and reports scan results.
• Keeps current with BiRad and follow-ups on all patients.
Minimum Education:
• Graduate of a two-year AMA-approved Radiology Technology School.
Required Skills:
• Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
• Full range of motion of upper and lower extremities.
• Moving and/or lifting patients and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Pushing equipment > 100 pounds. Dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
• Requires corrected vision and hearing within normal ranges.
• Standing and/or walking for extensive periods.
• Working under stressful conditions and irregular hours.
• Potential for exposure to communicable disease and/or body fluid which requires the use of body substance isolation precautions.
Required Certifications/Licenses:
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Registered by the American Registry of Radiology Technologists, Registered in Mammography by ARRT.
Minimum Work Experience:
• One year experience in performing mammography procedures.
• 5 CEUs in mammography per year (FDA Requirement). 24 CEUs in Radiology per 2 years (ARRT Requirement).
EEOC Statement:
SOVAH Health - Martinsville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Radiology/Imaging Services
Schedule: Full-time Location(s): Virginia-Martinsville