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Mammography Technologist, Seattle, WA


Organization: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Category: Professional
Location: Seattle, WA
Date Job Posted: June 7, 2022
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Mammography Technologist

Job ID 20375 Type Regular Full-Time Company Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Location US-WA-Seattle

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

The Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures across all clinical sites, including the mobile mammography van, according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, selects correct technical factors that consistently produce high quality mammogram images while considering patient variation and minimizing radiation.

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus of up to $5000. #ZR

Responsibilities

  • Information Processing & Image Review
    • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
    • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome
  • Instruction
    • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
  • Maintenance & Safety Checks
    • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
  • Maintenance of Supplies
    • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
  • Exam Scheduling
    • Coordinates and schedules examinations

Qualifications

Required:

  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification
  • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital and tomosynthesis), before beginning to use that modality independently
  • Meets one of the following:
    • If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by: - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography
    • If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 40 hours of training in mammography including training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants and completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual. If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility
  • Current BLS AHA Health Provider Card (or equivalent course, such as by the American Red Cross), and renewal required every two years.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic procedure chairs and ultrasound stretchers.

Preferred:

  • One year of mammography technologist experience

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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