Performs breast imaging procedures including mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and (assist) breast ultrasound biopsy. Follows MQSA and ACR guidelines for breast imaging.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:A
Demonstrate knowledge of breast anatomy, pathological conditions and safe administration of radiation.
Identifies and reviews patientas requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis and all demographic information for the physician and patient.
Working knowledge of all Mammography and stereotactic equipment, examinations, and protocols, as well as procedures that require the use of contrast agents and sterile techniques. Conduct and document quality control assuring equipment is within safe limits per MQSA and ACR guidelines.
Clearly communicate and educate patients prior to, during, and after breast imaging procedures to guide patients and loved ones to the next step of their breast health coordinating the continuity of care.
Review and perform breast imaging examinations for technical accuracy, present completed examinations to the radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.
Routinely schedule breast imaging appointments and assists in coordinating breast imaging exams to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.
Assists with the management of the workflow of the department to ensure the completion of work assignments and ensures the proper patient charge.
Organize, monitor, and order medical supply inventory to assure cost effective departmental spending. Acts as a team player to assist in the overall success of the department.
Promotes breast health education by assisting in organizational promotional/educational events.
Participates in the orientation of new employess and healthcare professionals. Maintains 24 CEU credits according to A.R.R.T. guidelines every two years and stay current with CPR certification.
Role models the principals of a Just Culture and Vail Health Values.
Perform other duties as assigned. Must be HIPAA compliant.
This description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
1 year of experience preferred. Experience in healthcare preferred.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) with Mammography (M) required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA) required.
Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Must have working knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.
Vail Health, formerly Vail Valley Medical Center, is a nonprofit community health care system serving patients and guests from around the world. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, accredited by the Joint Commission. Our 24/7 emergency department in Vail is a Level III Trauma Center with a nearby helipad for necessary medical transports. Vail Health provides a wide array of services and access points including Beaver Creek Medical Center, urgent care clinics in Avon and Gypsum, our Edwards medical campus, Eagle Healthcare Center and a multispecialty clinic in Frisco. Howard Head Sports Medicine offers physical therapy services at 10 locations and works closely with our internationally renowned orthopaedic partners at The Steadman Clinic and Vail-Summit Orthopaedics. In addition, Vail Health's Shaw Cancer Center and Sonnenalp Breast Center are the region’s only fully accredited cancer treatment center and comprehensive breast center. The Vail Clinic, which was founded in 1965, officially became “Vail Valley Medical Center” in 1980, its first year as a full-service hospital. At that time, we had one primary locatio...n and 25 physicians. Today, Vail Health has locations in nine towns, nearly 1,000 employees, 260 physician partners and 85 volunteers. Vail Health is an equal-opportunity employer. The hospital is handicap accessible and adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Smoking is prohibited in our facilities. This includes e-cigarettes.