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Cleveland Clinic Mammography Technologist in East Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 114943

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews mammography requisition and computer exam forms to determine the type of exam required.

  • Accurately positions patients, determines the exposure factors and operates mammography equipment according to established procedures to obtain a high quality image.

  • Reviews processed imaged to determine quality and the need for additional images.

  • Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and the exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.

  • Ensure patients' safety and comfort during and after the exam.

  • Acquires, archives, transmits, and prints images via CAD and PACS.

  • Completes after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork.

  • Immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.

  • Processes billing via RIS.

  • Assists with all policies and procedures required by local, state, and federal law, and with compliance or credentialing bodies (ACR, MQSA, Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, etc.)

  • Assists with instrument calibration and records to ensure compliance with quality assurance requirements.

  • Performs equipment checks to assure proper function of and notifies clinical engineering of any equipment malfunctions.

  • Ensures exam rooms are adequately supplied with linen and related medical supplies.

  • Provides teaching and mentoring to new hires and students.

  • Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation sessions.

  • Potentially rotates through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.

Certifications:

  • Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.

  • Certification in Mammography: R.T.(R) (M) (ARRT).

  • Current state licensure (RL) required prior to employment.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Knowledge of anatomy and related pathologic processes.

  • Ability to communicate well with Radiologists and physicians to coordinate proper imaging of patients.

  • Strong communication skills are essential to provide excellent care to patients and families.

  • Ability to function well with minimal or no direct supervision.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a General Radiologic Technologist preferred.

  • Successful completion of 40 hours of mammography training.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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