Mammographer

Mercy Iowa City

Starting salary is determined based upon factors that may include: years of relevant experience, education, applicable certifications/licensure, and internal equity.

Basic Job Function and Responsibilities

To work with physicians in the diagnosis of patients by performing a variety of Radiographic and Mammography procedures that require independent thinking, judgment and initiative, while providing quality patient care. Promotes the Mission, Vision and Values of Mercy Iowa City. 

  • Prepares patients and performs head CT scans (Code Stroke/Stroke Alert).
  • Assists Radiologists with imaging procedures.
  • Assists Radiologists with invasive procedures utilizing mammography, i.e. Breast Needle Localization.
  • Completes required continuing education as needed in order to maintain ARRT and Permit to Practice.
  • Interviews patients and records medical history relative to imaging procedure. Assesses patient's physical state and needs.
  • Operates radiographic imaging equipment in the department; practices radiation safety and protection.
  • Participates in and is responsible for designated/delegated aspects of quality improvement pertaining to mammography as required by federal, state and JCAHO regulations, including patient result letters and follow-up letters.
  • Performs a variety of mammographic procedures using independent judgment to provide quality patient care while consistently displaying outstanding judgment in image critique.
  • Performs diagnostic radiographs within the Diagnostic Radiology Department using independent judgment to provide quality patient care while consistently displaying outstanding judgment in image critique.
  • Identifies, accesses, and prepares medications as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Prepares and assists with or administers materials, including opaque media, contrast media and barium, while adhering to patient safety goals.
  • Provides for the care and protection of patients, assuming care for their emotional, psychological and physical needs while adhering to the Joint Commission Patient Safety Goals.
  • Assists in moving patient from transportation mode to x-ray table.
  • Takes appropriate radiation safety measures with all patients, employees and with own self.
  • Registers patients in accordance with hospital guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Education

A high school diploma and completion of a two-year radiological technology
program - Required

Certification(s), Licensure(s) & Registration(s)

Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology - Required

Iowa Department of Public Health Permit to Practice - Required

American Registry of Radiologic Technology Advanced Certification in Mammography within 12 months of hire - Required

Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) within 6 months of hire - Required

 

Job Benefits:

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Free parking
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measure are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.

Job ID: 81112

Posted 12 days ago

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