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Mammography Technologist

Location: Rhinebeck, New York US


Requisition Number: 6100

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External Description:

Nuvance Health is a family of award-winning nonprofit hospitals and healthcare professionals in the Hudson Valley and western Connecticut. Nuvance Health combines highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, and compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing quality care across a variety of clinical areas, including Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Primary Care. Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations — Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York — plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices. Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and the Home Care organizations. For more information about Nuvance Health, visit www.nuvancehealth.org.
Northern Dutchess Hospital Job Description Performance Planning and Review Form Employee name: Title: Mammography Technologist Supervisor’s Title: Lead Mammography Tech Department: Medical Imaging Performance: From: To: I. Job Description A. Summary of Job Purpose: Provides health care services, applying x-ray energy to assist in diagnosis of treatment. Performs medical imaging techniques and related procedures to demonstrate breast anatomy for interpretation and/or intervention by or at the request of a licensed practitioner. Exercises professional judgment in performance of services and maintains a demeanor complimentary to medical ethics. Applies appropriate patient care and recognized patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. Population served based on scope of services in the department. B. Essential Job Qualifications: Education: License: Graduate from an a.m.a. approved school of Radiological Technology N.Y.S. Registered Radiologic Technologist Experience: Other: 3 years experience required ARRT (R) required (M) preferred Training: C. Job Specific Contacts: Reports To (title): Lead Mammography Tech Job Provides Direction to (title) N/A D. Patient Population Served (Joint Commission Requirements) Please Check One Neonatal/Infancy (Birth – 1 year) Geriatric (65+ years) Pediatric (1-12 years) All Ages Adolescent (13-18 years) Not Applicable Adult (19-64 years) E. Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements Environmental Demands and Exposure To Hazards: Work within a limited space and in bright and low light examination rooms; exposure to reactive agents such as fixer and developer; exposure to radiographic materials; potential risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens: category II (moderate) Essential Physical Demands Of The Job: Capability to be independently mobile; ability to: manage physically aggressive patients, transport patients on the patient mobilizer or in a wheelchair, move portable x-ray machine to examination site, lift 50 lbs. without assistance, reach, stoop and bend while maintaining proper body mechanics, transfer patients safely to prevent injury to patient and self; hearing and visual acuity sufficient to perform examinations, observe patients, read monitors and documents and hear equipment alarms. Essential Mental Demands Of The Job: Ability to work under stress in high risk situations. Manual Dexterity Required: Manual dexterity sufficient to operate radiographic equipment. II. Essential Job Responsibilities (Weight 40%) List up to 13 essential responsibilities of your job. Essential responsibilities cannot be easily transferred to another job, and if removed, would significantly change the nature of the job. For each responsibilities listed, indicate the performance level achieved. IN = Improvement Needed (1 point) S = Successful (2 points) D = Distinguished (3 points) Responsibility Performance Achieved IN S D 1 Performs exams following modality specific protocols resulting in high quality images using appropriate imaging techniques. 2 Demonstrates working knowledge of any and all modality specific ancillary equipment such as laser camera, fluoroscopic equipment, contrast injectors, QC phantoms, Gus cleaning units, CR readers PAC’s/RIS workstations, CAD workstations, dose calibrators, and flood sources. 3 Appropriate storage, handling and administration of modality specific contrast agents including barium, iodinated oral contrast, and intravenous contrast agents. 4 Maintains documentation and insures accuracy of all pertinent patient and procedural data such as patient history, exam title, patient demographics, laterality markers, and modality specific questionnaires and screening tools. 5 Prepares patient for procedure: providing instructions to obtain desired results. Gain cooperation and minimize anxiety as per patient education standards. 6 Applies safety principles to minimize risks to patient, self, and others. Following establish standards such as Alara, Image Gently, and MRI safety. 7 Conducts ongoing patient assessment including monitoring of the patient’s condition and assuming the responsibility for provision of physical or psychological needs during procedures ensuring patient safety. Provides pre and post procedure patient education. 8 Assists as needed to perform modality specific QA/QC procedures insuring equipment operates within manufacturers and regulatory guidelines. 9 Assumes responsibility of assigned area assuring all rooms are clean, stocked with supplies, and meets the standards set by each modality. 10 Participates in modality specific PI Plan. 11 Contributes to the efficient operation of the department through communication either written or verbal with lead technologist training to equipment, patients and other staff members. 12 Demonstrates computer literacy and application with computer programs that include HIS, RIS, PACS and ancillary CAD applications. 13 Displays analytical and basic problem solving skills. 14 Follows all time and attendance policies. 15 Attends educational programs related to job responsibilities as required. 16 Maintains all licenses and professional accreditation including society specific CME’s as required. Comments: III. Core Competencies (Weight = 40%) IN = Improvement Needed (1 point) S = Successful (2 points) D = Distinguished (3 points) A. Customer Service (15%) Performance Achieved IN S D 1 Practices first impressions while maintaining appropriate appearance and always wearing name badge while on duty. 2 Practices I’s before E in every interaction: (Introduce - Inform - Involve - Inquire - Exit) 3 Responds appropriately and timely to customer needs. 4 Pages overhead for emergencies only. 5 Avoids technical jargon and uses language the customer can understand. 6 Respects privacy and confidentiality of customers according to HIPPA regulations and NDH policies. 7 Exhibits effective communication style (verbal and nonverbal) 8 Actively participates in meeting department goals increasing customer satisfaction. 9 Uses appropriate scripting as required B. Teamwork and Conflict Resolution (10%) Performance Achieved IN S D 1 Willing to assist with new projects and take on additional work 2 Participates and contributes in staff meetings. 3 Demonstrates flexibility 4 Handles conflicts/complaints effectively (interdepartmental and intra) 5 Shares knowledge with other department members C. Safety (15%) Performance Achieved IN S D 1 Maintains work areas and equipment in safe condition 2 Uses proper body mechanics 3 Uses appropriate personal protection equipment as required by the work activity. 4 Adheres to infection control guidelines 5 Adheres to all patient safety practices 6 Adheres to all environmental safety practices I Individual Performance Goals and Objectives (Weight = 20%) Identify no more than three to four (3-4) individual goals either for job related results (e.g., special projects or program development) or for learning and development. For each objective, describe how it supports the achievement of the goals of your department or the Hospital. Apply weights to goals totaling 20%. IN = Improvement Needed (1 point) S = Successful (2 points) D = Distinguished (3 points) Objective and Link to Dept / Hospital Goals Weight Results Achieved (Comments) Rating 1. 2. 3. 4. Future Goal Planning Weight 1. 2. 3. 4. Summary Performance Category Average Rating X Weight% = Rating Essential Job Responsibilities X 40% = 0 Customer Service X 15% = 0 Teamwork and Conflict Resolution X 10% = 0 Safety X 15% = 0 Individual Performance Goals and Objectives X 20% = 0 TOTAL 0 x 100 = 0 Reviewer’s Summary Comments: Employee’s Comments: Approvals Performance Planning Performance Review Employee Signature and Date Employee Signature and Date* * Employee signature does not necessarily indicate agreement with review. It indicates that the review has been discussed and read.
ARRT RT Required ARRT M Required NYS DOH Lic Required
Performs imaging procedures and assists in the performance of interventional mammographic procedures on adult and geriatric patients. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as assigned. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate care to the age of the patient served by the Department of Imaging Services. Performs imaging procedures in of the following areas: Diagnostic X-ray and Mammography
E Education: License: Graduate from an a.m.a. approved school of Radiological Technology N.Y.S. Registered Radiologic Technologist Experience: Other: 3 years experience required ARRT (R) required (M) preferred




Location: Kingston-1240 Ulster Ave

Work Type: Per Diem

Standard Hours: 1.00

Work Schedule: Day 8

Work Shift: M-F PRN

Org Unit: 1343

Department: Diagnostics/Imaging - MMK

Exempt: No

EOE, including disability/vets.


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City: Rhinebeck

State: New York

Community / Marketing Title: Mammography Technologist

Company Profile:

Health Quest and Western Connecticut Health Network have combined to form a new nonprofit health system. The name for the new health system will be Nuvance Health. The new health system was created to provide communities across New York’s Hudson Valley and western Connecticut with more convenient, accessible and affordable care.

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Location_formattedLocationLong: Rhinebeck, New York US

Job Number: 39200