Mammography Radiologic Technologist I
Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Under general supervision, operates dedicated and specialized
mammography radiographic equipment; formulates/calculates
techniques and positions patients to produce diagnostic images of
normal and abnormal human breast and associated tissue and related
unusual changes for the use by physicians in making medical
diagnoses. Within established/recognized scope of practice, uses
independent judgment in critiquing radiographs and images,
recognizing normal from abnormal tissue and taking additional
required views such as magnification. Essential
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
Operates dedicated and complex mammography equipment in a patient
care setting for the purpose of obtaining definitive diagnosis for
positive findings on a mammogram.Selects correct technical factors
relative to the requirements of the study and the patient's age,
body habitus and pathology. Consistently processes radiographic
images properly, utilizing automated equipment. Critiques image and
makes necessary adjustments in technical factors, patient
positioning, etc. Demonstrates knowledge of, and consistently uses,
proper sterile techniques, and/or proper infection control
- Conducts a patient interview to attain full understanding of
procedure and ultimately obtaining consent of the patient. Assists
with orientation and training of students and other Radiologic
Technologists in all aspects of positioning, compression, exposure
factors, film processing and quality assurance/control.
- Positions patients for mammography images. Accurately position
patients including those with implants, taking into consideration
body habitus and location of lesion.Utilizes and selects precise
positioning techniques involved with additional/special views such
as magnification, compression relative to the patient's condition
or findings seen on images.
- Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to perform
required mammography Q.C. for mammography according to the
requirements of the State of California and Mammography Quality
Standards Act (MQSA) Utilizes mammography equipment appropriately
to perform Q.C. Functions.
- Observes Regional and department safety policies.
- Considers the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological
maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age
group served.Assesses data reflective of the patient's status and
interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each
patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs
and provides the care needed in accordance with department
policy.Adjusts technical factors relative to the requirements of
the study.Modifies patient positioning techniques relative to the
patient's physical and cognitive abilities with special
consideration to the nature of the procedure and the patient's
ability and willingness to cooperate under the tense circumstances.
To the extent possible, positions patients in such a way as to
avoid as much discomfort as possible. Stays in continual contact
with any disoriented or confused patient.
- Exercises clinical judgment within the scope of practice.
Consults with the radiologist or other clinician for purposes of
clarifying orders and questionable images/structure. Selects
alternate or additional views appropriately relative to the
patient's condition or findings seen on the images.Produces high
quality diagnostic images that (1) are free from artifacts or
blurred images caused by motion.; (2) demonstrate the area(s) of
interest (3) exhibit the optimum contrast/exposure needed to
differentiate various types of normal and abnormal tissue ( e.g.,
mammary, muscle, fat, lymph).
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and
accurate manner and maintains documentation as required by ACR,
MQSA, State of California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
- Completes and signs the standard consultation form and/or the
processing of imaging records accurately and immediately following
- Accurately documents all pertinent information regarding
mammography and clinical breast examinations.
- May be required to perform routine radiographic examinations as
- May perform other duties as required.
- Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of
Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining
the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the
assets of the organization, acting ethics and integrity, reporting
non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local
laws and regulation, accreditation and licenser requirements (if
applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
- In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for
consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined
by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as
well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also
accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills,
abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and
culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to
purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
- Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employee. Pay Grade: 26 Basic
- Minimumone (1)year of recent experience (within the last 12
months) as a Radiologic Technologist including the performance of
routine mammographic examinations/procedures in an acute care
medical center, outpatient breast center or other FDA-certified
- May substitute one (1) year recent experience in the
performance of routine mammographic with verifiable equivalent
mammography training in affiliated approved schools.
- Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have
this experience requirement waived. Education
- N/A License, Certification, Registration
- Valid and current certificate in Mammography issued by the
California State Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health
- Valid and current certificate as a Certified Radiologic
Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of
Health Services (CDPH).
- Valid and current Registration as a Radiologic Technologist
issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- American Heart Association approved BLS. Additional
- Ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge, principles and
practices of radiologic, mammographic techniques, breast
structures, anatomy, composition and pathology.
- Demonstrated ability to perform Quality Control/Assurance
functions required for mammography as specified by the State of
California and Mammography Quality Standards Act.
- Maintain compliance with all current organizational, state and
federal regulations pertaining to required number and types of
mammographic examinations to be performed within a specified time
period; compliance with all required Continuing Education (CEs) in
- Demonstrated ability to perform all Q.C. functions including
but not limited to phantom testing, daily QC, repeat analysis,
compression check, screen film contact etc. Preferred
- Evidence of passing the advanced certification examination in
Mammography issued by the ARRT (M).Notes:
- This is a part time position, days and hours may vary
- Position requires every other weekend, shift start times may
vary, travel to various locations in the service area, proficient
in Mammo and Gen Rad
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