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Breast Imaging Tech - Sr


Department Description: Busy outpatient radiology department located right off route 128/95. Free parking. No weekends, holidays or evenings.
Performs screening and diagnostic breast imaging.
Includes ultrasound and interventional procedures.
Seeking full-time coverage 40hours per week.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday 7-530pm
Must have 3-5 years of mammography experience.
Mass license and ARRT certification required.
Must have at least 2 years of MQSA and ACR experience. Will be responsible for all breast imaging QA.
Background in diagnostic x-ray imaging preferred. Willing to cross cover.
Must be able to work independently

Job Location: Lexington, MA

Req ID: 40633BR


Job Summary: The Senior Breast Imaging Tech performs a wide variety of duties to provide mammographic imaging in accordance with the orders of physicians. This person provides routine general diagnostic imaging in the outpatient setting in accordance with the orders of physicians. The individual in this position will provide day to day supervision of operational flow, assuming the role of supervisor, if none present, and delegating tasks as necessary. This individual will act as a technical resource to both radiographers and radiologists.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Follows Departmental guidelines and protocols in the performance of all general diagnostic exams done in the outpatient setting as well as all mammographic imaging and procedures. Adheres to state and federal regulations with regard to radiation safety. Maintains accurate and complete records relative to the examination performed.
  2. Collaborates with other staff to respond to changes in operational flow that affect patient care by adapting own pace and schedule. Communicates with patients and extra-departmental staff and physicians to expedite patients through the Department, including accommodating patients who present with acute clinical indications.
  3. Monitors equipment performance and performs preventative maintenance as required. Performs sensitometric testing and makes necessary adjustments to ensure quality imaging. Monitors regulatory QA testing.
    Advises supervisor or clinical manager of observed equipment malfunction or radiographic accessories needing repair or removal from service.
  4. Mentors any student radiographer assigned to them and evaluates the student's progress through established forms of documentation. Instructs and assists other radiographers and students with obtaining quality images.
    In the absence of a supervisor, is responsible for making decisions based on established protocols that would ensure continuity of patient care while in the Radiology Department.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate's degree in Medical Radiography required.
  2. License RAML-Mammography required., and Registration American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required.
  3. 5-8 years related work experience required.
  4. New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification. Certification has to be with the American Heart Association (AHA).
  5. Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems.
Competencies:
  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus

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