Mammography Tech Job Description

Mammography Tech Job Description

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Mammography tech provides and promote quality care in accordance with hospital standards utilizing the hospital, radiology and mammography policies and procedures.

Mammography Tech Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrates competency in the selection of proper positioning and technical factors in digital mammography to demonstrate appropriate anatomical structures and possible corresponding pathology
Perform diagnostic imaging procedures including mammography (minimum 50% of time) in accordance with provider or radiologist orders, radiology services manual and radiation safety precautions
Demonstrates competency in all procedures within the scope of practice, as appropriate to the ages of patients served (adult, geriatric) and maintains knowledge of the development and an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients
Selects proper technical factors, film size, and compression to obtain optimal radiographs
Maintains current ARRT, CPR, and State of Nevada certifications
Graduate of an approved AMA Radiologic Technology program required
Performs routine and special view mammograms under the direction of a radiologist
Performs other related duties as required and deemed necessary per Breast Center Manager
Verifies and transmits each exam to the PACs System
Follows all safety and infection prevention policies and procedures

Mammography Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Mammography Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, ARRT, AHA, BCLS, R.T

Education for Mammography Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the mammography tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology, Associates, Technical, Radiology, Science, Education, Patient Care, Graduate, Radiography, Communication

Skills for Mammography Tech

Desired skills for mammography tech include:

MQSA and ACR guidelines
Mammography Quality Control and Quality Assurance
Policies and procedures for the delivery of healthcare services
Radiology information systems
Development and an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients
Diagnostic
Emergency procedures related to Imaging/Radiology
Technical
Digital Mammography
Radiology Information system

Desired experience for mammography tech includes:

Excellent customer service skills required, with a focus on patient centered care
If hired for or assigned to the mobile mammography coach, must have the ability to provide radiological services in the coach and perform the associated ancillary duties
One year mammography experience preferred
Kansas LRT License
Mammography ARRT Certification RT, (R) (M)
Responsible for annual appraisals for all staff

Mammography Tech Examples

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Mammography Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mammography tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for mammography tech
  • Uses accepted ACR/MQSA and departmental standards of positioning and image quality of mammograms
  • Knows ACR QA/QC manual and demonstrates ability to perform these tests regularly as required
  • Knows MQSA Quality Standards for Mammography’s and maintains education units as required
  • Accurately documents all procedures and patients clinical history that is pertinent to the mammographic examination
  • Regularly practices aseptic techniques as necessary
  • Always demonstrates an awareness of radiation safety procedures for self and others by using radiation safety devices according to government and departmental policy
  • Regularly checks equipment, accessories, and supplies
  • Knows and maintains institutional policies regarding patient care, fire, safety, and infection control
  • One year of Mammography experience including breast biopsies with current Mammography registry
  • Must be a graduate of an approved A.R.R.T
Qualifications for mammography tech
  • Must be flexible, able to delegate, and communicate effectively, problem solve and possess excellent organizational skills
  • Florida license in Radiography
  • Must have a current A.R.R.T registration in Mammography
  • Judgments must be made on a regular basis regarding exam protocols and imaging techniques, based upon patient condition and provisional diagnosis
  • Mature judgment is frequently needed in dealing with special patient requirements and assessing critical issues such as contrast/drug reactions
  • Have frequent ongoing contacts with patients, families, physicians and other departments
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Mammography Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a mammography tech. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for mammography tech
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills required in collecting and documenting data related to physical, psychosocial and developmental stages
  • Communicates with patient/family regarding procedural issues and/or concerns based on level of comprehension, understanding and readiness to learn
  • Performs mammographic procedures utilizing approaches and equipment appropriate to patient’s age and size
  • Demonstrates ability to interpret age specific data
  • Provides educational support based on patient’s procedure
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills of radiation safety parameters pertinent to the procedure
  • Addresses patients by their proper name
  • Helps patients in and out of wheelchair
  • Addresses patient comfort and privacy at all times
  • Transports patients to and from room as needed
Qualifications for mammography tech
  • Reviews previous mammogram prior to exam for possible comparison
  • Consults with Radiologist and/or referring physician concerning screening vs
  • Must obtain outside films for comparison when needed
  • Handles patients with care and patience
  • Maintains equipment cleanliness
  • Makes any other adjustments necessary to obtain quality images
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Mammography Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of mammography tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for mammography tech
  • Assists the Radiologist in the performance of needle localization
  • Performs breast specimen exams, follows up with Radiologist and calls report to Surgeon
  • Provides Mammographic procedures to all patients regardless of age, sex and race
  • Responsible for Quality Control Performance
  • Recognizes and reports malfunctions in equipment to the Imaging Services Manager
  • Verifies correct patient identification
  • Places proper patient identification and technologist identification on mammography images
  • Is capable of recognizing acceptable image quality
  • Must be familiar with MQSA standards
  • Must attend required continuing education courses
Qualifications for mammography tech
  • Basic PC (keyboarding & navigation) skills
  • Previous Breast Center/Women's Healthcare leadership experience
  • Follows Radiation Protection Guidelines
  • Reviews monthly radiation exposure reports
  • 1-3 years Mammography department experience (Preferred)
  • MQSA Inspections
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Mammography Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a mammography tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for mammography tech
  • Performs technologist duties to maintain technical skills and to alleviate staffing shortages
  • Performs mammography procedures by selecting appropriate equipment and technical factors on an individual patient basis per policy and procedure
  • BS Radiologic Sciences
  • ARRT Mammography
  • Breast Sonography under ARRT eligible, Registered Mammography /ARRT
  • CPR Certification and IDNS License
  • Ability to adjust to flexible hours at minimal notice as required, ability to work odd/flexible
  • Ability to perform lifting activities related to patients and exposure to radiation
  • Ability to communicate with patients and ability to work weekends
  • Ability to function with minimal assistance in performing job actives
Qualifications for mammography tech
  • Licensed by the State of California in Mammography (MAM)
  • One year of Mammography experience including breast biopsies
  • Must be a graduate of an approved ARRT program
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a staff technologist in radiology with at least one year (1) experience in each of two specialty fields, or be the lead in radiology and/or the clinical instructor for the Moorpark College, School of Radiologic Technology, or Mammography QC Technologist
  • Must spend at least 25% of clinical time working in the specialties
  • CRT & Fluoroscopy Permit certification required
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Mammography Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of mammography tech. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for mammography tech
  • Properly positions patient in order to obtain desired mammographic and/or Bone Density results according to physician specifications
  • Demonstrates on a consistent basis Team member standards of excellence
  • Prepares equipment for imaging tests in accordance with established standards, safeguards and protocols to ensure quality results
  • Explains procedure(s) to patient in preparation for the examination to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation
  • Will have responsibilities for DXA scanning as well
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Radiographic Technology
  • Knowledge of Health Information System
  • Ability to anticipate patient, employee and department needs and refer for action
  • Licensed Radiographic Technology by the IDNS
  • Must be able to work Mammorgaphy and X-ray
Qualifications for mammography tech
  • ARRT certification in Mammography, Computed Tomography
  • Massachusetts Radiology license, A.R.R.T
  • Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointments, record vital signs in patients' charts, greet visitors, explain Hospital policies, and/or relay patients' needs to appropriate personnel
  • May require lifting, standing, bending, transferring, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, pulling up to and over 40 pounds
  • Work requires ability to reach and grasp objects manual dexterity
  • Previous Mammography experience required

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