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Become A Mammographer

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Working As A Mammographer

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • $270,576

    Average Salary

What Does A Mammographer Do At Mercy Medical Center Clinton

* Exhibits the Service Excellence Behavior Standards, role modeling excellence for all to see.
* For example: demonstrates friendliness and courtesy, effective communication creates a professional environment and provides first class service. (2) Provides for periodic rounding on patients & families, providing updates and initiating service recovery on identified issues.
* Clinical Practice:** (1) Performs screening mammographic examinations upon order/referral of physician. (2) Analyzes mammographic examinations for quality control purposes, (3) Prepares completed exam for interpretation by a radiologist, (4) Operates PACS equipment.
* Performs non-technical tasks and indirect patient care activities (i.e.) Patient transport,
* movement positioning, (6) Correctly responds to emergency situations such as Code Blue,
* emergency operations plan, (7) Adheres/follows all regulations for MQSA in the performance of screening mammography including but not limited to: QC, results reporting to physicians and patients, documentation and tracking of positive results, and ensures that all staff providing clinical services meet personnel standards for education and continuing experience in the performance and interpretation of mammography.
* Communication:** (1) Communicates pertinent clinical information to appropriate members of the patient care team & department personnel. (2) Establishes and maintains strong positive communication with patients and families.
* Collaboration:** (1) Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with other departments / service lines, physicians & staff. (2) Confers with physicians relative to procedure and patient preparation

What Does A Mammographer Do At Texas Health Resources

* Performs mammograms and diagnostic radiographs.
* Produce quality images in mammography as defined by the American College of Radiology guidelines.
* Possesses standard and advanced positioning skills.
* Performs quality diagnostic radiology exams for general radiography and fluoroscopic exams.
* Greets patient in a courteous manner.
* Introduces self by name and explains procedure to patient and family if necessary

What Does A Mammographer Do At Boca Raton Community Hospital

* Expected to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
* Demonstrate competency in PHS, PORTAL, RIS and INTRANET
* Demonstrate the ability to perform all Mammography procedures as outlined in the technical procedure manual
* Exhibit the ability to adhere to standards of radiation protection
* Demonstrate the ability to critique any exam for proper technical factors
* Provide consistent high quality images in a timely manner.
* Expected to demonstrate the ability to utilize the Digital Mammography equipment in a proficient manner.
* Trouble shoots as necessary.
* Ensure that work area (includes exam room, changing areas, waiting rooms Ensure that Tech Holds are dealt with daily or in a timely manner.
* Does not allow them to pile up for more than 1 week.
* Assist supervisor in maintaining an adequate level of supplies required for patient care, does not over stock.
* Ensure that relevant exam information is captured at time of exam.
* Assist Radiologists in performing exams providing clinical excellence.
* Demonstrate flexibility in work schedule to meet unpredictable demands of the department's operation.
* Ensure that the Center meets all regulatory requirements. (JCAHO, MQSA, FDA, ACR)
* Serve as a resource person to patients, coworkers, radiologists, and any other customer.
* Communicate information verbally and in writing with all staff members, physicians, and patients

What Does A Mammographer Do At Wellspan Health

* 1 Performs mammography studies; obtains patient history; explains routine procedures and addresses patient concerns.
* Under the direction of a Team Leader, is responsible for training other technicians/technologists, certifying that techs meet competencies.
* Maintains department quality assurance program.
* Positions patients safely and comfortably and explains basic procedure.
* Prepares and maintains written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
* Schedules cases to coordinate with other patient examinations.
* Performs the duties of Radiographer as needed.
* About WellSpan:
* WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.
* The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations.
* The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program.
* WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's "Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities." IMS Health is the leading provider of information services and technology for the healthcare industry.
* The Community:
* WellSpan Health facilities are located in multiple counties across south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, all offering an ideal living environment to match the quality of work-life balance you’re seeking.
* The area offers abundant outdoor and cultural activities, including restaurants, theatre, golf courses, hiking trails, water sports and historic tours.
* Additionally, our communities are a short drive from several, large metropolitan areas including the Baltimore/DC metro area and Philadelphia.
* If you value a strong sense of community, the more palatable pace of rural living, and the convenience of a workplace close to home, you’ll realize the advantages of considering WellSpan Health as part of your future.
* Required Skills
* ARRT with mammography certification; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
* Accredited program in radiologic technology and training in mammography procedures
* Required Experience
* Minimum Experience 3
* years
* This position will be responsible for performing mammography and general radiography exams.
* Job Location
* Gettysburg, , United States
* Position Type
* Full
* Time/Regular
* Schedule
* Days
* Additional Scheduling Info
* Will be required to work rotating weekends and holidays.
* Additional Requirements
* PA Act73 – Child Abuse Clearance

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How To Become A Mammographer

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians, including vascular technologists, need formal education, such as an associate’s degree or a postsecondary certificate. Many employers also require professional certification.

Education

Colleges and universities offer both associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in sonography and in cardiovascular and vascular technology. One-year certificate programs also are available from colleges or hospitals.

Employers typically prefer graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Sonography, cardiovascular, and vascular education programs usually include courses in anatomy, medical terminology, and applied sciences. Most sonography programs are divided into the specialized fields that correspond to the relevant certification exams, such as abdominal sonography or breast sonography. Cardiovascular and vascular programs include coursework in either invasive or noninvasive cardiovascular or vascular technology procedures. In addition to classroom study, most programs also include a clinical component in which students earn credit while working under a more experienced technologist in a hospital, physician’s office, or imaging laboratory.

High school students who are interested in diagnostic medical sonography, cardiovascular technology, or vascular technology should take courses in anatomy, physiology, physics, and math.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most employers prefer to hire diagnostic imaging workers with professional certification. Many insurance providers and Medicare pay for procedures only if a certified sonographer, technologist, or technician performed the work. Certification is available from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Credentialing International.

Diagnostic imaging workers can earn certification by graduating from an accredited program and passing an exam. Most of the certifications are for specialties in diagnostic imaging; for example, a sonographer can earn a certification in abdominal sonography. Most diagnostic imaging workers have at least one certification, but many earn multiple certifications.

In addition, many employers prefer to hire candidates who have a Basic Life Support certification, which shows they are trained to provide CPR.

Few states require diagnostic medical sonographers to be licensed. Professional certification is typically required for licensure; other requirements vary by state. Contact state medical boards for more information.

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Diagnostic imaging workers must follow precise instructions to obtain the images needed to diagnose and treat patients. They must also pay attention to the screen while scanning a patient’s body because the cues that contrast healthy areas with unhealthy ones may be subtle.

Hand-eye coordination. To get quality images, diagnostic imaging workers must be able to accurately move equipment on the patient’s body in response to what they see on the screen.

Interpersonal skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must work closely with patients. Sometimes patients are in extreme pain or mental stress, and they must get cooperation from the patient to create usable images.

Physical stamina. Diagnostic imaging workers are on their feet for long periods and must be able to lift and move patients who need assistance.

Technical skills. Diagnostic imaging workers must understand how to operate complex machinery and computerized instruments.

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Top Skills for A Mammographer

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Top Mammographer Skills

  1. Diagnostic Mammography
  2. Diagnostic Mammograms
  3. Breast Needle Localizations
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed routine and diagnostic mammography.
  • Rotated between two offices performing screening and diagnostic mammograms.
  • Assisted radiologists with breast needle localizations and obtained quality breast specimen images.
  • Imaged patients for routine and diagnostic exams, including needle localizations, Stereo Tactic Biopsy and Bone Density exams.
  • Comply with MQSA, federal, and sterile technique regulations.

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