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Mammography Technologist

  • Multiple Offices / Western Wake
  • Cary, NC

Multiple Offices / Western Wake

Summary

We are seeking a certified mammography technologist to perform patient diagnostic and screening mammography procedures in our diagnostic imaging centers. This technologist will serve multiple offices, including those in Cary, Fuquay-Varnia, Holly Springs and Raleigh. This healthcare professional must follow all safety protocols and provide assistance to our radiologists and referring providers.

Major Position Functions

  • Interview patient to explain procedures and to request important patient medical information which could limit the procedure. 
  • Position patients on examining table in adherence with protocols.
  • Communicate to the patient throughout the procedure to ensure patient comfort and safety.
  • Keys commands to specify films and download of images into the computer, if needed.
  • Views films/ images of area being scanned to ensure quality of images.
  • Responsible for properly printing, labeling and displaying images for the Radiologist to view.
  • Accompany Radiologist when speaking with patients and assist Radiologist when needed.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as re-prioritizing work as necessary.
  • Minimize non-productive time and fill slow periods with activities that will enable you to prepare to meet the future needs of WakeRad UNC REX(education, organizing, housekeeping, assisting others).
  • Organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frames.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without  constant direct supervision.

Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities

  • Ability to meet and perform quality control checks and maintain quality control logs and service records for the department. 
  • Ability to create patient charts and print images from the computerized system. 
  • Thorough understanding of the equipment and procedures, and proper practices for equipment use. 
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and ensure safety of all staff members and patients at all times.
  • Maintains professional relationship with patients and co-workers at all times.

Personal Skills and Aptitudes

  • Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Identify yourself in a pleasant and positive manner.
  • Take responsibility for helping the client throughout the procedure.
  • Assist in the orientation/training of new ultrasound technologist.
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  • Assist other team members in the performance of their assignments, seeking out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked.
  • Consider the impact of your actions on team members throughout WakeRad UNC REX.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary.

Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
  • Investigate and follow through on unusual orders or requests for service or information.
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur.
  • Record/report the need for service maintenance or repair of equipment and remove any faulty equipment from service.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Physical Demands and Activities

  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting.
  • Intermittent ability to lift and/or move pediatric and adult patients including, heavy, acute and chronically ill.
  • Intermittent ability to move and/or push stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Frequent repetitive wrist and hand motion and manipulation of fine motor skills
  • Ability to stoop, bend and maintain stationary positions for extended periods of time.  Ability to move arms above head.
  • Ability to move, push or lift heavy equipment.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Incumbent may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients in working environment
  • Incumbent may be required to work at other WakeRad UNC REX locations as needed  and will be responsible for own transportation.

Position Requirements

  • Associate or two-year degree in radiography
  • Current ARRT registration and current mammography registration
  • Applicant will be required to complete CPR training or present current active CPR certificate
  • Applicant will be required to complete OSHA training as designated by employer
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology. 
  • Ability to communicate with patients and co-workers. 
  • Ability to stand, sit, kneel, walk and crouch. 
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 75lbs. 
  • Proficiency with most major equipment hardware and software.
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