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MT - Mammography Technician
Ref No.: 15-00627
Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia
Start Date: 09/10/2015
MT - Mammography Technician
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The Community - Washington DC
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Andrews Air Force Base
Andrews Field is the airfield portion of Joint Base Andrews which is under the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force. In 2009, Andrews Air Force Base merged with Naval Air Facility Washington to form Joint Base Andrews. Andrews is the home base of two Boeing VC-25A aircraft which have the call sign Air Force One when the President of the United States is on board.

REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
  • Receive patients explain procedures, and provide appropriate care. Correctly position the patient for the examination and make adjustments necessary for the required examination. Determine if any special patient preparation is required.
  • Operate mammography units to include stereotactic breast biopsy unit.
  • Receive and interpret requests or instructions for mammography exams. Perform daily, monthly, quarterly and annual quality control inspections on all mammography units and film processors. Perform daily warm ups of all mammography units. Maintain mammography film files and hang films for comparison.
  • Perform screening and diagnostic mammograms to include spot compressions and magnification views when necessary. Set up and assist radiologists with needle localization and stereotactic breast biopsy procedures.
  • Identify abnormalities and determine need for additional mammography views per department protocol (either before or after consulting with department radiologists). Notify physician of significant exams requiring immediate attention.
  • Maintain and clean mammography units, film processor, and cassettes on a regular basis in accordance with Radiology department, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) standards. Stock and maintain an adequate level of supplies required for mammography exams and procedures. Recommend necessary monthly repairs when diagnostic quality is degraded.
  • Make minor adjustments on equipment. Differentiate artifacts from normal or pathological processes and recognize electronic equipment limitations. Program the examination equipment. Set up the machine and scanning techniques to be employed. Perform all mammography examinations according to department protocols.
  • Recognize the need for and institute necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Graduation from a radiologic technologist training program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Education (JCERT).
  • Current registration as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Have a minimum of one (1) year of experience in mammography or required performance of 200 exams with the last two (2) years.
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