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Mammography Technologist I

Location:
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
17201 I-45
The Woodlands, TX
Category: Imaging Services
Job Type: PRN
Work Shift: PRN
Work Week: Varies
Job Summary
This position is responsible for producing quality diagnostic care for Mammography patients in an I CARE Values environment. Performs procedures using all Mammography equipment including routine and specialty studies. Performs mammograms for both diagnostic and screening purposes. Coordinates patient flow through the department. Assists in duties necessary to expedite throughput and diagnosis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Produces images of optimal diagnostic quality including proper techniques and positioning that meets the standards for image quality review by the radiologist.
  • Correctly applies all ACR/FDA/state required labels and markings. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines for performance of Quality Controls, and documents all range variations.
  • The ability to troubleshoot Mammography equipment, contact vendor as needed, maintain accurate records of equipment failure.
  • Performs quality controls, training the community in breast cancer awareness, teaching self-breast examinations.
  • Prepares for patients in advance by attempting to retrieve outside films prior to exam date. If they arrive after, ensures addendum is reported.
  • Checks reports daily and performs required follow-up procedures.
  • Communicates plans and coordinates all mammography responsibilities with other mammographers, including staff schedules, patient procedures and Quality Control.
  • Attend all department meetings and mandatory hospital meetings.
  • Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence).
  • Demonstrates Customer Service standards.
  • Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. Rounds frequently to assess for safety and compliance, patient, and physician satisfaction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, which include assisting with staffing needs across the service line as competencies allow.
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
    Graduate of an accredited Radiological Technologist Program and American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) Certified.
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    At least 1-year of experience is preferred.
    Proficient in mammography.
    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
    Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist with the Texas Department of Health
    Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, ARRT (R)
    Current Basic life support (CPR)
    Preferred Certified Mammography Technologist
    SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Must be familiar with the Mammography Quality Standards Act
  • Knowledge of American Cancer Society program for breast cancer
  • Ability to teach self breast examination procedures
  • Computer knowledge with the ability to utilize various systems and applications

  • Equal Employment Opportunity
    Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.
    Company Profile
    Houston Methodist The Woodlands opened on June 26, 2017 as the eighth hospital in the Houston Methodist system. This new 187-bed, 470,000-square-foot, full-service, acute care hospital offers many of the same services as our flagship hospital inthe Texas Medical Center. Also on the $380 million hospital campus, located at the intersection of I-45 and TX 242, is a medical office building, which opened in March 2016. Medical Office Building 1 includes a breast care center, cancer center & infusion center, orthopedics & sports medicine, rehabilitation services, wellness services, and an outpatient laboratory in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. A second medical office building and 785-car parking garage opened March2018.


    Company Description:

    At Houston Methodist, we take our responsibility as the region’s premier health care system seriously.


    With a national reputation for excellence in patient care, education and research, we hold ourselves — and the careers we build — to a higher standard. We invite you to find your place among the best of the best, and to stand with us in earning the trust of millions of people across the Houston Metro area every day.


    Houston Methodist is comprised of a nationally recognized academic medical center and six community hospitals with a history of health care innovation. For the tenth straight year we have been named to FORTUNE’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” and have also been ranked the no.1 hospital in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.


    Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.




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