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Mammography Technologist - Breast Care Center

Company: Pacific Medical Centers
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Mammography Technologist (1.0 FTE, Day Shift) to work in the Breast Care Center at the Swedish First Hill in Seattle, Washington.

This position is required to perform a variety of radiological technical procedures specific to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in a high volume outpatient setting. Responsible for producing high quality radiographic images while interacting with all patients in a caring and comforting manner.

In this position you will:

  • Interacts with patient, explaining procedure thoroughly and answering any questions as appropriate. Models excellence in professional radiologic practice at all times while also functioning as a patient advocate
  • Accurately produces mammographic images per protocol, making appropriate technical adjustments for body size and habitus, age, and past medical history. Analyzes technical quality of films and repeats when appropriate
  • In conjunction with the radiologist, performs all departmental special procedures including (but not limited to) ultrasound guided aspirations and cores, stereotactic core biopsy, galactography, and needle localizations
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of radiation safety principles for both patients and self. Provides radiation protection when appropriate
  • Participates in the departmental Quality Control as required

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Successful completion of a formal radiologic technology training program, which meets the requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • At the time of hire must have Radiologic Technologist registry by ARRT
  • Washington State Certified Radiologic Technologist - Diagnostic license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)..
  • Dependant on location, prior general radiography experience may be required.

Preferred Qualifications for this position include:

  • Current ARRT advanced certification in mammography
  • If not certified in mammography, candidate will be required to seek and pass advanced certification within 1 year of employment
  • Two (2) years full-time mammography experience

About the Swedish First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

Keywords: Pacific Medical Centers, Seattle , Mammography Technologist - Breast Care Center, Other , Seattle, Washington

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