UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Spec Mammography Tech

US-WA-Seattle
2 weeks ago
ID
2017-7458
Type
Full Time
Department
7144 Seattle Breast Center
FTE
1.00
Shift
1st, Days
New Grads?
Yes

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

Under general direction of the supervisor, the Mammography Specials Technologist performs screening mammography and both routine and complex diagnostic procedures accurately, independently, and efficiently.  This includes advanced or complex exams and assisting the radiologist with biopsy, ultrasound, and stereotactic procedures. This also includes the ability to perform bone density exams.  AH123         *CA

Qualifications

Education Background 

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Satisfactory completion of formal specific training in an AMA-approved Radiologic Technology program. 

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Requires registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)(R). 
  • Requires advanced ARRT certification in Mammography (ARRT)(R)(M) within 6 months of hire and Diagnostic Procedure training completed within 12 months.
  • ARRT BD (Bone Densitometry) certification required within 3 years of hire
  • ARMDS or ARRT (BS)Breast U/S Ultrasound training and CE’s within 1 year of hire and certification within 1 year of completion of training/CE’s. 
  • Requires licensure with the State of Washington.
  • Requires 24 CME credits every 2 years, including 15 in mammography.

Work Experience

  • At least 3 years of experience is preferred including:
  • 1 year experience as a Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) (R) and
  • 2 years experience as a screening mammographer

Special Training/Skills

  • Must have fulfilled state, federal and MQSA mammography requirements.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.

Physical Abilities

  • Able to help patients in and out of wheelchair.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.

Physical Demand Level:  Light
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-
Lift / Carry 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently
 
As required, must be able to-
Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
Push and Pull
Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.
 

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