Radiographic Technologist- Mammography

$1,000 Hiring bonus!

Location:

Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, MS

Work Hours:

7 AM – 4 PM Monday- Friday (40 hrs/wk)

Wage:

$25.00 – $28.72/hourly

Paid Holidays:

11 Paid Holidays

Vacation:

Two weeks’ vacation & 56 hours sick leave, per SCA guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS

Clearance: Must be able to obtain necessary clearance required for the government work.

Degree / Education: Certified by a medical mammography training program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Education (JCERT), or be certified by the American Registry of Radiology (ARRT) with a Mammography Registry AND 40 hours of training in mammography including: Training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants, and 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual. Must have completed 8 hours of training in using digital mammography modality and 8 hours of training in using 3D mammography modality.

  • Licenses and Certifications: BLS, Licensed with Mississippi State Board of Health, & must have and maintain a current registration as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with a Mammography Registry

Experience: Must have a minimum of two (2) years of independent working experience outside of initial mammography qualification training and have independently and completely completed a minimum of 200 mammogram exams performed on 2D/3D digital mammography system. Documentation of these exams and working experience is required.

Knowledge:

  • Ability to position patients for needle localizations prior to surgery and to assist radiologists during procedures and take specimen x-rays to confirm lesions.
  • Experience entering and tracking patient results in Mammography Recording System (MRS) or similar database.
  • Experience performing daily, weekly, monthly and semi-annual mammography quality control testing and documentation QA/QC.
  • Board Certification: Must have and maintain a current registration as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with a Mammography Registry
  • Licensure/Registration: Mississippi State Board of Health and 15 Category
  • 1 Certified Education Units (CEUs) in mammography in a 36 month period.

TYPE OF WORK

The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • With few exceptions, accurately determine patient eligibility, effectively schedules routine and non-routine appointments, maintains accurate and up to date patient appointment schedules, and provide accurate and understandable instructions/information to patients, visitors; medical staff and outside sourced, using tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive issues.
  • Ensure medical records and other documentation are updated and filed promptly and accurately in accordance with established procedures. Typically records messages, laboratory results and test reports accurately and ensures they are delivered to the appropriate person(s) in a timely manner. With rare exceptions, ensures that necessary medical records are available for patients.
  • Performs administrative/front desk duties when necessary.
  • Perform routine diagnostic radiological procedures/services as appropriate to the TO.
  • Adhere to radiation safety policies and procedures in accordance with Radiology Department policies and procedures.
  • Send appropriate image series to the radiologist for reading according to MTF protocol.
  • Correctly position the patient for the examination and make technical adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
  • Process digital images and submit for interpretation by radiologists.
  • Document all procedures and maintain records in accordance with MTF policy.
  • As directed, perform system calibrations and quality control tasks according to the manufacturer and MTF policy. Recognize artifacts and equipment errors and notify designated Government personnel of outlying values.
  • Initiate repair call procedures for equipment malfunctions by notifying designated Government personnel. Report problems to the Biomedical Repair Section and record the problem condition in the trouble call log book.
  • Observe and report to the radiologist any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient’s condition as a result of adverse reaction to the contrast media and inform the radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention. Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.

GCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin. GCI gives preferential treatment to veterans.

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