Swedish Health Services Mammography Technologist 2 in Seattle, Washington
$7,500 Signing Bonus/Retention Relocation Assistance Available (external candidates only)
Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Mammography Technologist 2 (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in Mammography at Swedish Ballard in Seattle, WA.
This position is required to perform a variety of radiological technical procedures specific to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in a high volume outpatient setting, either fixed or mobile. Responsible for producing high quality radiographic images while interacting with all patients in a caring and comforting manner. Responsible for performing required quality control activities as mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the FDA either as designated Quality Control technologist as under their direction. Dependent on location, may be required to utilize general radiography skills to perform diagnostic radiology exams, perform bone densitometry (DEXA) or perform breast related special procedures in conjunction with physician staff.
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 films and repeats when appropriate.
Dependent on location and in conjunction with the radiologist, performs all departmental special procedures including (but not limited to) image-guided breast biopsies (tomo, stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guided), galactography, aspirations and needle localizations. Participates fully in the procedural rotation for the location, demonstrating competency in all provided procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of radiation safety principles for both patients and self. Provides radiation protection when appropriate.
For mobile assignment only, familiar with equipment on board the coaches and competent in triaging issues to appropriate staff/department/vendor.
Participates in the departmental Quality Control as required. If the designated site Quality Control tech, demonstrates competency in the required FDA/MQSA activities, maintaining compliance at all times.
Keeps work area neat, orderly and well stocked with the necessary supplies. Cleans equipment after each use, in accordance with established procedures.
Attends and participates in the marketing, promotional and educational activities of Swedish and the Breast Imaging Program, serving as a proponent of such.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Formal radiologic technology training program, which meets the requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Washington State Certified Radiologic Technologist – Diagnostic license
At the time of hire must have Radiologic Technologist registry by ARRT
For staff specifically hired into Mobile Mammography program, must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and an insurable driving record.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).
Preferred qualifications for this position:
2 years of full-time mammography
Current ARRT advanced certification in mammography
If not certified in mammography, candidate will be required to seek and pass advanced certification within 1 year of employment.
About the Ballard Campus:
Swedish's Ballard campus maintains its strong ties to the Ballard community and fosters a team-oriented work environment. The Ballard campus has an active obstetrics program and a full-service Emergency Department. It is the site of Swedish’s Addiction Recovery Services — one of the few hospital-based drug- and alcohol-treatment programs in Seattle.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.
Our Vision is Health for a Better World.
Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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.
Job Category: Other Licensed Technicians
Work Locations: Ballard Tallman Bldg (WA195) 5350 Tallman Ave Nw Seattle, 98107
Req ID: 296347