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Lead - Mammography Technologist - $69-86 per hour

Company: Sutter Health
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Sutter Health is seeking a Mammography Technologist Lead for a job in San Mateo, California.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Mammography Technologist
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: StaffWe are so glad you are interested in joining Sutter Health!Organization:MPHS-Mills-Peninsula Medical CenterPosition Overview:Supervises, organizes and coordinates the overall operation of Diagnostic Imaging, including staffing and work assignments of the mammography technologists, diagnostic imaging aides, and student mammographers. Directs, implements and updates policies, procedures and protocols to streamline workflow, improve efficiency, and strengthen radiation protection/safety measures. Ensures the timely delivery of accurate imaging services and oversees the efficient maintenance and operation of all mammography equipment. Serves as the liaison between Diagnostic Imaging and staff, physicians, patients, family and other hospital staff. Routinely performs all duties of a mammography technologist, as needed. Adheres to all local/state/federal regulations, codes, policies and procedures to ensure privacy and safety while delivering optimal patient care.Job Description:These Principal Accountabilities, Requirements and Qualifications are not exhaustive, but are merely the most descriptive of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, staff changes, workload, or technical development).JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:MAMMOGRAPHY SERVICES--- Assesses and monitors the Diagnostics Imaging workload and assigns duties, reviews films, adjusts assignments, and provides input and assistance during difficult studies.--- Ensures the completion of routine and priority (emergency and triage) imaging tasks within established departmental time frames, including stepping in to perform mammography exams as needed.--- Operates a variety of complex stationary and mobile diagnostic equipment.--- Prepares for and assists physicians in a variety of mammography imaging and/or guidance during invasive procedures.--- Explains and educates the patient on the procedure, medications or contrast media, and associated biological effects in a clear and professional manner to alleviate fear and anxiety.--- Mentors and fosters a constructive environment that helps students and new technologists build confidence in their skills, knowledge and abilities.CLERICAL--- Performs general clerical tasks, such as answering phones; updating patient appointments; retrieving, entering, revising patient electronic health records (EHR); or updating the laboratory information system (LIS) and radiology information systems (RIS).--- Prepares and completes accurate documentation related to patient, procedures (includes screening and written consent forms), and exam charges.--- Inventories and orders accessories and supplies periodically to maintain established stock levels.SAFETY--- Implements protection devices and safety standards to minimize radiation exposure (as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA)) to self, staff and patients.--- Maintains a clean, neat, and safe working environment, including cleaning and disinfecting equipment after each procedure.--- Inspects and calibrates equipment accordingly for proper operation and records the quality control (QC) results, reporting any malfunctions to the supervisor.COMPLIANCE--- Maintains strictest confidence of all patient protected health information (PHI) and protects all PHI from accidental, intentional, or inappropriate disclosure.--- Performs quality mammography examinations in compliance with department standards, policies, and procedures, as well as local, state and federal regulatory agencies to deliver the highest level of patient privacy and care.--- Prepares, administers, and documents medications and contrast media in accordance with state and federal regulations.--- Retains certification and completes mandated continuing education requirements to meet facility and regulatory agencies accreditation and licensure requirements.EDUCATION: Other: Graduation from an accredited Radiologic Technologist ProgramCERTIFICATION & LICENSURE:CRT-Certified Radiologic Technologist Upon HireRHM-Radiology Mammography Upon HireBLS-Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Upon HireTYPICAL EXPERIENCE:8 years recent relevant experienceSKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:Demonstrated specialized expertise in diagnostic mammography principles, procedures, views, and equipment, including significant experience responding to traumas, code blues, medical alerts, STAT calls, and various hospital emergencies.Proficient in performing mammography examinations with an in-depth understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology so as to recognize, prioritize and communicate suspicious and potential abnormalities.Possess written and verbal communications skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.Time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlineBroad knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and Outlook) and related information systems (Radiology (RIS), laboratory (LIS), electronic health records (EHR), EPIC, and picture archive and communication system (PACS).Prioritize and delegate assignments based on experience, procedures, policies, and best practices to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.Work autonomously, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.Identify and analyze data to solve problems that arise with little or no precedent.Analyze workflow/processes and propose improvements or solutions that improve the efficiency of the teamEnsure the privacy of each patient's protected health information (PHI).Build collaborate relationships with peers and other healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.Pay Range:68.64-77.20Job Shift:DaysSchedule:Full TimeShift Hours:8Days of the Week:Monday - FridayWeekend Requirements:OccasionallyBenefits:YesUnions:NoPosition Status:Non-ExemptWeekly Hours:40Employee Status:RegularNumber of Openings:1Sutter Health is an equal opportunity employer EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans.Pay Range is $68.64 to $85.78 / hourThe salary range for this role may vary above or below the posted range as determined by location. This range has not been adjusted for any specific geographic differential applicable by area where the position may be filled. Compensation takes into account several factors including but not limited to a candidate's experience, education, skills, licensure and certifications, department equity, training and organizational needs. Base pay is just one piece of the total rewards program offered by Sutter Health. Eligible roles also qualify for a comprehensive benefits package. ---Sutter Health Job ID #R-70800. Posted job title: lead mammo technologistAbout Sutter HealthHeadquartered in Sacramento, we provide coordinated care to more than 3 million Californians. Our integrated network has created a connected model of care that is delivering coordinated healthcare when, where and how people need it. We are committed to ensuring healthcare is accessible and inclusive to all by offering comprehensive services and quality health programs tailored to the diverse communities we serve.

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