Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Mammography Technologist in Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
The Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation.
Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome
Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
Coordinates and schedules examinations
Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure
Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification
Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently
Meets one of the following:
A. If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by:American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography
B. If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 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 completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual
C. If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility
Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables.
One year of mammography technologist experience
Proficient in email and word processing systems
Experience with Electronic Medical Records
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