Mammographer/Driver

GENERAL SCOPE OF WORK: Under the general direction of the Regional Operations Manager with the clinical supervision of the reading physician, performs examinations of patients and transports mobile medical imaging equipment.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs ordered examinations in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols of the individual site reading physician.
  • Maintains patient care, comfort and safety during transport to and from the mobile coach/facility and during the exam.
  • Maintains technical competency through continued education and participation in company sponsored training programs.
  • Completes and signs the Patient Screening form and reviews/explains the procedure to the patient.
  • Transports patients to and from the mobile coach/facility. Maintains patient care, comfort and safety during transport to and from the mobile coach and during the exam.
  • Provides images to the facility in the desired site format.
  • Performs equipment quality checks and troubleshoots problems. Calls for service and notifies all pertinent Team Members.
  • Transports mobile medical imaging equipment to various sites along the mobile route in accordance with applicable DOT rules and regulations and SMS standard operating procedures.
  • If applicable, assists with the set up and tear down of equipment in accordance with SMS and/or manufacturers’ guidelines.
  • Maintains a clean environment inside and outside of the mobile coach/facility.
  • Completes necessary administrative tasks. i.e.: time reports, billing, QA, etc.
  • Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Follows preventative maintenance guidelines and ensures proper maintenance of all equipment. Works with vendors and Transportation Team to troubleshoot and resolve mechanical failures.
  • Cooperates with facility healthcare professionals and complies with facility policies/procedures.
  • Complies with all safety policies and regulations.
  • Maintains current Licenses in all states in which services are performed.
  • May assist with set up of mobile coach upon arrival and pack up prior to departure.
  • Trains new Team Members as required and/or as assigned by the supervisor and/or SMS management.
  • Performs additional duties as required.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:

  • Completion of an approved two-year Radiologic Technology program required.
  • Before April 28, 1999: Must be certified with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists or Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND have 40 hours of training in mammography.
  • After April 28, 1999: Must be certified with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists or Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND have 40 hours of training in mammography including: training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants, AND have 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual.
  • Must have 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently.
  • Must perform 200 mammographic examinations over a 24-month period.
  • Must maintain continuing education according to MQSA regulations.
  • Must possess an active Permit to Practice where applicable and/or required.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license with good driving record.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work is primarily performed in mobile unit with frequent trips outside to transport patients during all seasons.
  • Exposure to inclement weather from transporting patients to and from facility to mobile unit.
  • Mobile unit has artificial lighting, with some daylight from windows or doors.
  • Possible exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues from working with patients and performing injections as required.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to drive equivalent to 26’ straight truck preferred
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must pass DOT physical and Drug/Alcohol Screening.
  • Must be able to understand and comply with the applicable DOT rules and regulations.
  • Operating knowledge of Personal Computers (PC) and medical charting systems.
  • Capable of a flexible work schedule, with possibility of 10+ hour days, may include overnight, weekend and holiday shifts.
  • Must be able to interact with client personnel and SMS Team Members in a responsible, professional and ethical manner.
  • Must be able to produce high quality imaging with little supervision.
  • Must be willing and able to assist the Radiologist, Surgeon, or other specialist in his/her interpretation of exams.
  • Must be able to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Must be flexible, reliable and demonstrate sound judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to demonstrate competency in all applicable areas.
  • Must be willing and able to train and assist other Team Members.
  • Must be able to safely transport patients with or without assistance.
  • Responsible for the following and adhering to TJC/SMS Quality Standards which includes, but is not limited to: CPR, immunizations, training (SMS and Site Specific), Infection Control, and Invasive Procedures (if applicable).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sits, stands, and walks intermittently throughout the day.
  • Climbs stairs to enter mobile unit and tractor.
  • Squats or kneels and lifts objects from ground occasionally.
  • Full extension of arms above head and in front of body.
  • Frequently lifts weight of up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts weight of up to 48 pounds.
  • Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to push/pull objects with force of up to 25 pounds.
  • May transfer patients weighing up to 350 pounds with a variety of assistance from other staff or equipment.
  • Must possess good balance.

SHARED MEDICAL SERVICES
209 Limestone Pass
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
An Employee Owned Company
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