Imaging Specialist II / Mammography / Sharp Rees-Stealy North Mira Mesa / Variable Shift / Per Diem
- Mira Mesa
- Per Diem
Shift Start Time:Variable
Shift End Time:Variable
Additional Shift Information:
Weekend Requirements:As Needed
What You Will Do
To perform a wide variety of technical procedures with quality patient care, assisting Physicians as needed.
- Satisfactory completion of formal training program in an AMA approved school and meets the requirements of an appropriate State and/or federal mandated certification or equivalent.
- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health
- Certified Radiography (R)(ARRT) - ARRT
- Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit - CA Department of Public Health
- AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association
- 1 Year mammography experience
- Certified Mammography (M)(ARRT) - ARRT
Communicates pertinent system issues to the Lead/Supervisor/PACS Manager/Systems Analyst or vendor on a timely basis.
Communicate equipment, employee, supply, adverse incidents, and workman's compensation issues to Lead/Supervisor in an appropriate time frame.
Communicate openly and positively any changes to all departmental employees.
Ensure employee/patient confidentiality is restricted to private area(s) and appropriate person(s).
All communication to employees and members of management should be conveyed in a positive and effective manner.
- Daily operations
Maintains department regulatory requirements.
Verify physician order and utilizes RIS correctly to complete all paperwork.
Accurately completes exams in RIS in real-time filling out appropriate information (contrast, fluoroscopy, QC, resource, technical modifiers, billing modifiers, coding of exam, technologist/student/RN/Radiologist).
Complete no show charge slips for accuracy and submit for billing and submit to Lead.
Ensure paperwork is completed appropriately.
- Department operations
Accurately utilize RIS and Synapse downtime procedures when necessary.
Ensure while working in department following guidelines in compliance with AAAHC.
Cassette cleaning and repairs.
Demonstrates ability to make timely, accurate and safe decisions regarding patients. Even if those decisions are not covered by written or verbal instructions.
Apply techniques to improve patient care by rounding with staff, patients and family.
Actively sets priorities, adjusting to unscheduled situations.
Evaluate work completed in department matches billed exam. Reschedule patients if necessary to ensure correct billing and educate staff on issues/errors.
Ensure all exams have been completed in RIS and confirm images are sent to PACS.
Complete tasks and assigned duties in a timely manner as directed by Lead/Supervisor.
Demonstrate timely and proficient add-on exam management.
Treats customers and co-workers with dignity and respect.
Cooperates with initiatives to improve work processes.
Keeps abreast of new developments in field, discipline, or functional area.
Cross cover in other areas of the department as work volumes and staffing fluctuations occur.
- Financial accountability
Supports organizational cost containment.
Takes initiative in utilizing time effectively and appropriately.
- PACS and SYNAPSE
Accurately selects Sharp Healthcare medical record number (Patient) and exam from IIP/Worklist.
Properly QC images on IIP.
Send images from IIP to synapse.
Ensure images crossed over to Synapse for Radiologist review.
Patient and family education
Provides pre and post procedure education and reassurance to include but not limited to: What the procedure is, how long it is going to take, physician involved, contrast administration and mode of delivery, positioning, instructions related to procedure, the report, patient satisfaction form.
Interacts and communicates in a manner to reflect an understanding of the patient's age, culture, state of health, level of comprehension.
Communicates and interacts with the patient's family in a way that is perceived positive and supportive while maintaining patient confidentiality.
- Quality control
Maintain AM/PM temperature logs when required.
Fluoro QC, Mammo QC, Dexa QC on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and any other Mammo QC required by ACR standards as directed by Lead Mammographer.
- Quality of care
Verifies patient identification and pregnancy status through the use of double identifiers (name and DOB)
Assists Radiologist in procedures while practicing sterile techniques to prevent cross-contamination.
Implements, efficient and therapeutic care.
Performs proper procedure on proper patient.
Demonstrates knowledge of universal precautions and sterile techniques.
Uses special needs resources (translation, phone services) to communicate with customers that speak another language or have hearing/speech disorders.
Assists in the training of new hire employees and cross training of existing employees.
Observes the patient, reports any changes in status, and initiates appropriate action to ensure a positive outcome. Follows patient's Advanced Directive.
- Quality of exams
Demonstrates commitment to quality and operational excellence through creativity, seeking continuous improvement and initiating breakthroughs.
Anticipates change and demonstrates flexibility in work practices.
Effectively makes timely decisions focused on performance and results.
Ensures optimal image QA.
Understands and applies appropriate imaging techniques and ALARA principles.
Positions according to department imaging protocols.
Labels and identifies studies correctly using legal marker set.
Uses imaging equipment proficiently.
Uses imaging agents (contrast) according to protocol.
Follows departmental Safety Policies and Procedures regarding one's personal protection and patient safety.
Maintain a safe work environment.
Troubleshoot potential and actual problems both internal and external to the department.
Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected classAHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professional (AHA BLS Healthcare) - American Heart Association; Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) - CA Department of Public Health; ARRT Certificate - ARRT
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