Mammography Technologist - Shippensburg Imaging Health Services - Day/Evenings

Chambersburg Hospital, Shippensburg, PA | Clinical Care | Imaging Services | FTE: 0.4 | Regular | Tracking Code: 107877

Under the direction of a Radiologist, assists with assessing, planning, implementing, and performing mammography, localization & biopsy procedures. Maintains the operational aspects of the Mammography Department in collaboration with the Stereotactic Supervisor and Diagnostic Supervisor. Further contributes to other health care providers through the support of Chambersburg Hospital's Mission, Vision and Values.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Unit Based Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Core Values: Service, Integrity, Compassion
1. Demonstrates service excellence and patient and family centered care by showing respect, honesty, fairness and a positive attitude toward all customers.
2. Maintains confidentiality.
3. Demonstrates dependability, to include attendance and punctuality.
4. Is accountable - takes initiative and ownership of issues.
5. Displays a professional demeanor. Represents hospital in a positive way. Has a compassionate working relationship with patients and families.
6. Assumes personal responsibility for 2-way communication. Communicates and listens effectively with patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
7. Supports coworkers, initiatives and a patient and family centered philosophy; pitches in; does own part and helps others.
8. Works to continuously improve work environment/processes (Performance Improvement). Demonstrates a patient and family centered focus when considering/developing improvement solutions.
9. Represents willingness/enthusiasm to create, embrace and facilitate change.
10. Develops self and others; supports a learning environment; leads by example. Encourages patients and families to give feedback and suggestions for improvement.
11. Develops working relationships critical to the organization including patients, families, coworkers, other departments, physicians/providers and community.
12. Encourages others by providing recognition and support.

Technical Excellence
1. Thinks critically; utilizes sound judgment; promptly reports potential risks.
2. Maintains state of art knowledge of area of specialty, healthcare trends and practice, and populations served.
3. Maintains a level of computer literacy appropriate to their role.
4. Meets and maintains current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required.
5. Completes hospital-required reviews, e.g. HIPAA, safety, health screening, care concerns, and others as assigned.
6. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals.


Job Class Specifics
1. Completes other responsibilities, although not explicitly identified above, which are required by the Mammography Technologist. Duties may include operation of stereotactic localization devices and other duties as assigned. Routinely demonstrates competency and adherence to all organizational safety directives and P&P's including, but not limited to: Fire, "Right to Know" (MSDS), Emergency Preparedness, Infection Control, Life Safety (Utilities), and department specific safety procedures as evidenced in daily performance of job functions and successful response to drills and incidents
2. Independently identifies assigned objectives for the shift; demonstrates ability to complete tasks or assignments accurately and promptly; voluntarily responds to the needs of other caregivers when individual assignment is completed.
3. Given a list of QC tests, demonstrates performance criteria and corrective action for each test.
4. States four intervention strategies based on age/population-specific criteria exams; sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychosocial development.
5. Daily inspects Emergency Response Kits for red seal integrity and assures supplies are maintained with the kit; notifies Supervisor when red seal is broken.
6. Accurately enters, updates and edits ITS clinical/demographic/technical information; utilizes EMR inquiry functions correctly.
7. Able to demonstrate competency of proper techniques for localizations and image-guided biopsy procedures when applicable.
8. Able to demonstrate proper techniques for for sterile fields and infection control.
9. Able to operate the biopsy unit and the specimen imaging unit.
10. Wears ID badge at chest+ level at all times; wears radiation badge outside lead apron.
11. Employee attends 80% of departmental and staff meetings.
12. Operates the mammography and general radiology equipment to produce radiographs for diagnostic or screening purposes.
13. Provides diagnostic services which may include diagnostic mammography, screening mammography, localizations, and biopsy guidance procedures.
14. Practices radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding skills, and knowledge of applicable exposure factors, to minimize radiation to patient and staff.
15. Operates both portable and stationary general radiographic/fluoroscopic equipment to produce radiographs for patients and physicians.
16. Maintains mandated MQSAcontinuing education credits for the past 36 months.
17. Maintains CPR certification.
18. Maintains active status certification with the ARRT where applicable.


General Requirements

The following requirements are expected of all employees:
Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Service
Annual Health Screening with Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens Education
Safety Awareness: Hospital Fire, Safety, and Disaster procedures
Confidentiality: Maintains employee and patient confidentiality.
Attendance: Regular attendance is an essential function of the position
Leadership Standards:
Character: Attitude, Integrity, Role Modeling
Job Performance: Results orientation, Customer focus, Decision making, Awareness
Interpersonal Skills: Communication, Relationship-building, Team player, Celebration
Innovation: Breakthrough Thinking, Knowledge-Building/Sharing, Coaching/Empowering, System Vision & Management
Physical and Mental Requirements: Classified as medium work by Dictionary of Occupational Titles. May exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible (up to 10 pounds) force constantly in order to move objects.
- Lifts and carries up to 50 pounds for distances up to 200 feet occasionally.
- Operates self-propelled equipment or equipment with wheels weighing 1,000 pounds.
- Occasional bending and squatting from higher to lower levels during normal shift.
- Reaches to heights of up to 2 feet overhead occasionally.
- Walks throughout the department frequently during shift, with occasional sitting and standing.
- Visual acuity with depth and color perception in order to operate mammography equipment, view computer screen, deciphers fine print.
- Auditory acuity with ability to hear phone conversations, overhead pages, alarms, and normal voice tones when not facing the individual.
- Manual dexterity and digital sensitivity to adjust equipment controls.
- Good hand/eye coordination.
- Ability to move rapidly in response to unpredictable emergencies that could happen one or more times per shift.


Mental Demands-Possesses good general mental health; ability to work under pressure; ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form; must establish priorities among the essential functions of the job and coordinate these functions with others; ability to speak, read, and write the English language.


Working Environment: Work is performed in a clean, well-ventilated indoor area, with radiation exposure hazards; possible exposure to patients with infectious diseases or to bodily fluids which may contain infectious agents.
Reporting Structure: Reports to the Mammography Manager for professional direction or administrative matters. In his/her absence, reports to the Office Manager or Administrative Director.


Disclaimer: These essential job functions are requirements of the position which must be performed either with or without reasonable accommodation. The essential job function list is intended to be a guide rather than a limitation. The Chambersburg Hospital possesses the right to add new responsibilities to the list as business demands dictate. Some of the essential job functions may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat/significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or others. By identifying essential job functions, we are in no way stating or implying that these required tasks are the only activities that are to be performed by the employee occupying this position. In addition, employees will also be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties that are included in the job description. The preceding requirements represent only the minimum acceptable levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities that a job incumbent must possess; in order to perform the job successfully, the incumbent will possess additional aptitudes so as to perform the other duties that the job description entails.


Revised Date: 03/28/2018

Qualifications and Standards


Education: A Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Radiological Technology and Certified in Mammography.


Experience: Experience applying customer service behaviors and communication skills required. Must be certified in Mammography.


Certifications/Licensure: Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (A.R.R.T. active status). Certification in Mammography. Current CPR/AED Certification required.

Kelly Bush
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