Location: Nashville, Tennessee
VIS Mammographer PRN-2202644
: TN-Nashville-New Light Imaging Outpatient Diagnostic Center
: VIS Techs - Midtown 119874
Shift: First Shift
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
- Title: Mammographer PRN
- Job Code: 8955
- Job Stream Description: Professional
- Title: Mammographer PRN
- Job Code: 8955
- Job Stream Description: Professional
The Mammographer performs diagnostic mammographic procedures in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures to ensure the best possible patient care services are delivered.
- 1.Performs all mammographic procedures and views according to established department protocolsa.Performs all tasks associated with the proper execution of mammographic examination in accordance with the established department and hospital policies and proceduresb.Performs appropriate volume of procedures according to patient load by shiftc.Reviews exposed radiographs for proper positioning, techniques, and labeling (patient identification, date, and markers)d.Completes all documentation forms as required by department (completes incident forms and risk management forms in timely manner) e.Ensures that the images are delivered to viewing areas, film file room, or PACS system in a timely fashion
- f.Performs necessary cleaning of room, cassettes, and equipment and restocks work areag.Demonstrates correct and adequate anatomic positioning skills as well as complete working knowledge of radiographic equipment within assigned areah.Participates in all quality control and quality assurance initiativesi.Accepts assignments from supervisor in a positive manner; recognizes and performs duties that need to be accomplished although not routinej.Provides radiation protection to patient, staff, and self-according to prescribed safety standards by wearing and maintaining dosimeter badge in a proper fashion and demonstrate knowledge of and compliance to radiation safety practices
- 2.Demonstrates competency in performing all procedures, age range from adult to geriatrica.Demonstrates capability of explaining procedures to patient, considers patient's comfort during procedure, understands emotional response when procedure is completedb.Assists to identify patient and family learning needs and provides pertinent information regarding the procedure that is appropriate for age and level of learning to the patient and significant otherc.Provides verbal education regarding procedure performed that is appropriate for age and level of learning to the patient/significant other3.Performs all assigned RIS transactions to ensure that accurate patient and procedure information is recorded in a timely fashion for the patient medical record and billing purposes
- 4.Performs visual maintenance checks on all equipment used and reports all malfunctions to appropriate personnela.Performs quality assurance procedures as directedb.Provides clear concise information regarding mechanical problems and service needsc.Records all equipment downtimes in department log and notifies appropriate personnel according to departmental procedures5.Communicates with hospital staff and physicians in the performance of diagnostic mammographic procedures to exchange pertinent patient informationa.Assists in scheduling exams in courteous and efficient mannerb.Communicates identified patient related problems using the appropriate chain of command
- 6.Contributes to a positive work environment and demonstrates a teamwork efforta.Works effectively as teamb.Displays flexibility, volunteers to work odd shifts as workload demandsc.Communicates with clinical staff and surgeons in the performance of radiologic procedures as needed with core bx and u/s guidance to exchange pertinent patient information and care
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):
- - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):
- - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):
- - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):
- - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):
- - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience)
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Required
Additional Qualification Information:
- *Current state licensure *Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Frequent: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
- Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
- Continuous: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
- Occasional: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
- Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.
- Occasional: Vibration: Subject to oscillating movement.
- Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
- Frequent: Proximity to moving mechanical parts
- Continuous: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
- Continuous: Working in high, exposed places