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Mammography Technologist

Company: Beth Israel Lahey Health
Location: Peabody
Posted on: June 12, 2021

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Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

Under the supervision of the Operation's Manager, performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams using ionizing radiation for use in the detection and treatment of breast conditions and pathology. Technologist also performs screening and diagnostic breast exams using ultrasound and assists the radiologist in ultrasound-guided procedures. The technologist is responsible for ancillary paperwork as needed and is responsible for monitoring and maintaining essential patient care and safety including practicing ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable). Flexibility to cover open shifts and off sites is necessary.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Performs screening and diagnostic mammography exams using ionizing radiation for use in the diagnosis and treatment of breast conditions and pathology and meets the image quality expectations set forth by the MQSA.
  • Performs all breast ultrasound exams accurately and efficiently, meeting the ACR's image quality requirements.
  • Assists radiologist in all ultrasound-guided breast procedures.
  • If indicated, assists radiologist in all mammography and/or tomosynthesis-guided breast procedures.
  • Prepares necessary procedural documentation through ECMS.
  • Performs and documents pre and post procedure phone calls, pathology data entry, and Universal Protocol in Epic.
  • Obtains and documents necessary patient information in Epic and the CRA risk assessment application, achieving 100% accuracy.
  • Begins and completes exams in Epic with 100% accuracy, 100% of the time.
  • Annotates all images with correct patient information and technologist's initials with 100% accuracy 100% of the time.
  • Ensures all exams are stored in PACS under the correct patient information and accession number.
  • Under the supervision of the Operation's Manager, performs quality control on mammography and breast ultrasound equipment per MQSA and ACR standards.
  • Applies the lowest dose of ionizing radiation that is reasonably achievable, known as ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
  • Readily and willingly contributes to team approach to provide optimal quality care for patients.
  • Readily works off-sites as needed.
  • Incorporates LHMC Guiding Principles,Mission and Context Statements into daily activities.
  • Complies with all LHMC Policies.
  • Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and LHMC.
  • Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer service standards.
  • Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  • Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  • Performs other duties in support of the organization as required or directed.

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Transport
  • Off-sites
  • Orienting new staff

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Two year AMA accredited School of Radiologic Technology.

Licensure, Certification, Registration: ARRT certification in Radiography, Mammography, and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Radiation Control Program in Mammography. Maintains licensure on a biannual basis, maintains CEU's according to departmental policy and specific to and inclusive of the specialties in which the technologist practices.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Candidate must be proficient in the use of Radiologic equipment including Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and localization procedures. Computer skills required.

Experience: A minimum of 6 months of experience with Clinical internship program in a hospital setting is required.


36 Hour / Day

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Keywords: Beth Israel Lahey Health, Peabody , Mammography Technologist, Other , Peabody, Massachusetts

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