Mammography Technologist – Breast Center – Per Diem 8 Hour Rotating Shift (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As part of the Imaging Services Team, the Mammography Technologist provides support for the radiologist in the performance of high quality breast imaging and provides related work as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Organizes, plans and directs activities related to patients and breast imaging procedures for their designated areas.
  • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of all radiographic equipment (i.e,tomosynthesis unit, stereotactic unit) within the department.necessary to perform studies.
  • Demonstrates correct and adequate anatomic positioning skills and uses film markers properly.
  • Adjust technical factors in proportion to patient age and body part being examined while minimizing radiation.
  • Performs and/or assists with mammography procedures according to approved department procedure manual.
  • Reviews patient ‘s breast imaging questionnaire, doctor’s order and requisition for physician notes and/or special instructions, reviews with radiologist and patient if necessary to assure safety and appropriateness.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, indicate code and properly administer aid as needed.
  • Performs visual inspections, selects appropriate equipment and applies immobilization devices as required.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination to patient and instruments.
  • Records pertinent patient information and completes all paperwork as required and assists in maintaining files. Performs billing functions timely and accurately.
  • Responsible for the Quality Control of all films for proper positioning, technique and identification.
  • Prepares films and film jacket timely for interpretation by radiologist.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Uploads CD’s and digitizes breast imaging studies as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an AMA approved 2 year Radiologic Technology Program
  • Req 1 year Experience as a mammography technologist.
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Certified Mammographic Radiologic Technologist (CA DPH)
  • Req Mammography (ARRT)
  • Req Certified Radiologic Technologist (CA DPH)
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $39.00 – $66.45. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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