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Mammographer Technologist

Company: NYC Health Hospitals
Location: New York
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health is one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in the country, providing coordinated world-class primary and specialty care with dignity and respect for all New Yorkers, without exception. At Gotham Health, we practice a person-centered caring culture that values delivering compassionate, quality healthcare in partnership with our patients, community organizations, and staff. Gotham Health is focused on high-quality, affordable care to everyone regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. Gotham Health serves the community through a two-pronged approach: providing treatment to those who need it while at the same time emphasizing prevention. We strive to deliver services in a way that maximizes each patient's opportunity to achieve successful health outcomes, we believe in every person's right to participate in their care plans, we facilitate partnerships with other community resources to meet the needs of our patients beyond healthcare, and we celebrate and recognize the compassionate care of our committed staff. Join our team if you want to be part of our Gotham Health Family, a person-centered, fully integrated, and innovative ambulatory care network that enables all New Yorkers to live their healthiest lives.

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide radiological services to patients as a diagnostic modality.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Radiology (X-RAY/DEXA)

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors.
  • Prepares and positions patients correctly for specific examinations, observing different and special requirements for each protocol including proper documentation on images and required body part questionnaires.
  • Assumes responsibilities for designated areas and/or procedures and produces good technical images, reviewing completed exams for quality, completeness for the type of test ordered.
  • Assists physicians during procedures as necessary.
  • Performs diagnostic and some special procedure medical radiographic images utilizing radiologic assistance
  • Performs equipment Quality assurance and calibrations as needed, orders supply.
  • Processes film/images, or prints CD's if needed.
  • Performs routine office tasks, such as answering phones, checking-in patients, obtaining previous reports/films, or other related duties as needed.
  • Shows radiologist images and calls reports to the attending physician and documents communications if necessary (wet readings).
  • May be assigned as an instructor or preceptor.
  • Will treat all people/staff in a professional and courteous manner, upholding the WPH's behavioral standards.
  • Introduces self and educates each patient or family member regarding the examination that is ordered.
  • Knowledgeable and skillful in providing care, based on age, physical and psychosocial needs of different patient populations including neonate/newborn, pediatric/adolescent, adults and geriatric groups.
  • Knowledge of QC/QA program as mandated by MQSA/FDA guidelines
  • Participates in QA projects and program meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of all work areas, equipment and accessories. Reports all malfunctioning equipment to BioMed or supervisor.
  • Participates in ongoing professional development
  • Maintains current registry certification, licensure and education requirements
  • Conforms to policies governing uniform dress code, attendance and punctuality.
  • Maintains customer service expectations according to ICARE standards
  • Maintains all patients' information (confidentially) according to HIPPA compliance standards.
  • Assists and directs patients in preparation of examination (change into gowns and getting patient on /off examination tables).
  • Applies knowledge of Universal Precautions to minimize exposure to/spread of infectious organisms
  • Complies with Infection Control policies and procedures, fire and medical emergency protocols, Administrative policies governing patient abuse, patient rights, and confidentiality of information (HIPAA).
  • Utilizes two patient identifiers for patient identification.
  • Performs other related duties as required, attends staff meetings and in-services.
  • Coverage rotation to other outpatient offsites as needed.
  • Duties and hours may change according to the needs of the offsite practices.
  • Position is eligible for certification incentive.
  • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications
    1. For Supervisory Assignments: a valid license and current registration to practice Diagnostic Radiography
    as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the NYSDOH; and two (2) years of Radiologic Technologist
    experience performing duties consistent with Assignment Levels I and II, one (1) year of which must have
    been in a supervisory capacity.
    2. For Specialized Imaging Assignments: a valid license and current registration to practice Diagnostic
    Radiography as a Radiologic Technologist issued by the NYSDOH; and possession of a current advanced level certification for the performance of these procedures.

    Department Preferences

    QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:

    EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION(S)/LICENSE(S):
    • Bachelor's Degree.
    • The Mammographer must be a graduate of an allied health education and accredited radiography school or hospital-based program.
    • NY State DOH Licensure or Limited Permit required. ARRT registered (RT).
    • Passing advanced Mammo examination /certification preferred or within 1 year from date of hire.
    • Including 40 hours of training in mammography including anatomy and physiology, QA/QC and 25 mammo exams under direct supervision by an MQSA individual during the orientation 40 hours of mammography training.
    • ARRT (M)
    • CA Mammography Certification.
    • AZ Mammography Certification.
    • NV Mammography Certification.
    • Spanish or a second language preferred
    • BLS Certified KNOWLEDGEABLE IN:

      Human Anatomy

      EQUIPMENT/MACHINES OPERATED:
      • 3D Mammographer equipment
      • Oxygen tanks
      • Nebulizer
      • POCT equipment
      • AED
      • EKG
      • Computer
      • Copier/fax
      • Spirometer COMPUTER PROGRAMS/SOFTWARE OPERATED
        • GE, PACS, EPIC
        • Computer literacy essential
        • Word programs
        • Electronic Medical Record
        • Referral System
        • Scheduling System YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 2+ years of experience

          Benefits

          All Radiologic Technologists in Assignment Levels II and III shall receive a differential of $7,500 per annum to be cross-trained on different modalities of radiologic imaging and to be cross-assigned (once trained) to different imaging settings depending on patient volume and staffing needs within a facility.

          If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button

          NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
          • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
          • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
          • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
          • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
          • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
          • Multiple employee discounts programs

            Vacancy Control Board Number

            VCB #: MOR-03042024-16948

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