Swedish Medical Center Mammography Technologist - Mammography in Edmonds, Washington
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Mammography Technologist (Per Diem, Days) to work for Mammography at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, Washington.
The Mammography Technologist is responsible for performing a variety of radiological technical procedures specific to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in a high volume outpatient setting. Responsible for producing high quality radiographic images while interacting with all patients in a caring and comforting manner. Jointly responsible for performing required quality control activities as mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the FDA.
In this position you will:
Interacts with patient, explaining procedure thoroughly and answering any questions as appropriate. Models excellence in professional radiologic practice at all times while also functioning as a patient advocate.
Accurately produces mammographic images per protocol, making appropriate technical adjustments for body size and habitus, age, and past medical history. Analyzes technical quality of film and repeats when appropriate.
Assists the Radiologist with procedures, including (but not limited to),stereotactic core biopsy, galactography, needle localizations, and ultrasound guided aspirations and cores(in the absence of an ultrasonographer).
Demonstrates knowledge and application of radiation safety principles for both patients and self. Provides radiation protection when appropriate.
Participates in the departmental Quality Control as required.
Keeps work area neat, orderly and well stocked with the necessary supplies. Cleans equipment and rooms after each use, in accordance with established procedures.
Attends and participates in the marketing, promotional and educational activities of Stevens Hospital and the Breast Care Center, serving as a proponent of such.
Performs related support duties in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to, contacting and scheduling recall patients, completing required computerized exam data entry, completion of exam worksheets, file room activities.
Demonstrates a good understanding of the overall departmental operation, following departmental policies and procedures.
Maintain CPR certification and attend applicable hospital in-services.
Other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Successful completion of a formal radiologic technology training program, which meets the requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Current Washington State Certified Radiologic Technologist-Diagnostic license required. Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Current ARRT advanced certification in mammography preferred. If not certified in mammography, candidate will be required to seek and pass advanced certification within one year of employment.
Ability to accurately produce high quality diagnostic mammographic images. Ability to perform, in conjunction with the physician staff, related special procedures. Working knowledge of breast anatomy, proper radiographic exposure factors and procedures for mandated quality control activities. Demonstrates independent judgment and initiative while functioning as part of a team. Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with departmental staff members, physicians, patients, and their families along with other internal and external customers. Working knowledge of a variety of x-ray equipment and associated applications (specifically mammography and processing units). Computer skills in a Windows 95 environment required. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both orally and in writing.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- Two years of full-time mammography experience strongly preferred.
About the Edmonds Campus.
Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.
The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:
217 licensed beds
450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff
1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel
Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details
Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.
Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Schedule: On Call
Job Category: Radiology Technologist
Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026
Req ID: 213341