Kaiser Permanente Breast Imaging Specialist - On Call, Silver Spring Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland
Under the supervision of the mammography quality program manager and mammography supervisor performs mammograms and breast biopsies following the guidelines of ACR and FDA.
Essential Functions: - Performs mammography and other related breast imaging procedures. - Performs and documents patient assessment/history related to procedures and provides patient care to meet patients' needs. - Assists physicians (radiologists, surgeons, other specialists) to perform image-guided diagnostic and invasive procedures (e.g., stereotactic biopsy, needle localization. Galactograms). - Applies knowledge and principles of radiation protection to achieve radiation exposures ALARA for patients, self and others. - Applies knowledge and principles of Universal Precautions, aseptic and sterile techniques, to minimize exposure to/spread infectious organisms. - Maintains manual and computerized patient, department records. - Performs and documents equipment QC according to dept protocol: recognizes and reports any malfunction or variation to the mammography manager, maintenance or bio-med. Audits processing sensitometry records and other equipment/accessory QC data for compliance with policy and trends/problem identification. - Provides practical instruction for student and other mammographers while demonstrating effective communicating and conflict resolution. - Maintains a working knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures to include the use of specialized instrumentation, quality control requirements, and preventative maintenance. - Assesses medical and related equipment problems, taking appropriate corrective action when needed, including requesting repairs from outside entities. - Participates in the continuous quality improvement process. - Schedule mammographic procedures. - Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Three (3) years total of mammography experience, including one (1) year of experience with breast biopsy procedures required. Education - Associate's degree or accredited hospital based Rad.Tech. Program required. - Graduation from an approved school of radiology required. - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - All applicable state licenses required. - Mammography certification required. - Current CPR certification required. - Registered ARRT required.
Additional Requirements: - May be required to lift objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises. - Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time. - In order to work effectively with patients, must have effective interpersonal and communication skills and be able to stand, walk, bend, lift at least 50 pounds, hear, speak, and see.
Preferred Qualifications: - N/A
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Breast Imaging Specialist - On Call, Silver Spring Medical CenterLOCATION Silver Spring, MDREQNUMBER 593656
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.