JOB DESCRIPTION: Evaluates and implements care of adult and geriatric patients undergoing mammography and invasive breast needle procedures. Provides care to patient populations with complex health issues and serves as a clinical resources to staff. Coordinates patient flow in absence of Mammography Technologist Clinician IV. Functions independently as a coordinator. Resolves issues that arise during operations and interprets related policies to ensure quality care. May serve on and participate in committees and cost containment activities. Actively participates in preparation of regulatory agency reviews. Identifies more complex or subtle patient problems, symptoms, and behavioral changes. Assists colleagues in recognizing, interpreting, and managing unstable patient care situations. Collaborates with other health disciplines concerning patient care. Regularly provides direct care for the more complex patients with minimal supervision. Addresses the more complex or subtle issues in the standards of care. Prioritizes radiologic interventions for patient care. Practices radiation protection techniques using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding skills and knowledge of applicable exposure factors to minimize radiation to patients and staff. Performs efficiently and knowledgeably in emergency situations. Anticipates potential patient crises through continual evaluation of patient care. Determines appropriate radiologic interventions of identified patient problems. Assists in developing standards of care. Communicates patient's and staff needs and responses through appropriate verbal and written communications. Participates in the development and revision of patient care and operational forms including clinical pathways. Appropriately documents all procedural elements required by department. Establishes and meets goals in one or more of the following areas: clinical practice, management, education, and research. Completes and maintains advanced certification. Serves as resource in resolving issues related to patient advocacy. Identifies patient advocacy opportunities. Acts as a resource for complex interdisciplinary needs. Develops or revises policies and procedures pertaining to specialized patient populations to improve the quality of patient care. Assists in identifying ways in which patient outcomes can be modified, through research and/or quality monitoring activities to improve the quality of patient care. Participates on committee/council or PI team. Interacts with and establishes professional relationships with other patient team members. Utilizes available resources to clarify standards of care, policies, and procedures. Assist in research and related activities in the department of radiology. Corresponds with investigators to provide additional information. Identifies and communicates researchable problems as appropriate. analyzes and reports data to appropriate source. Performs other responsibilities as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology and registered with the ARRT. Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in Mammography. They must also have two (2) years experience with invasive mammography procedures such as needle biopsy to include stereotactic breast biopsy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.