Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) provides comprehensive healthcare to veterans at the Muskogee VA and Tulsa Outpatient Clinic delivers outpatient diagnostic imaging services on a 24/7 basis to include general radiography (routine, fluoroscopy, bone densitometry emergency portable and surgical C-arm support), Ultrasound, CT, IR, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Mammography. The Mammography Technologist performs all duties in the Mammography department. Operates independently and without direct supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all mammography exams and procedures. The duties and responsibilities of the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mammography) Scan include but are not limited to the following: Maintains effective workflow in the mammography section by coordinating, planning, organizing and executing appropriate patient breast imaging studies, procedures, and referrals to expedite patient care. Schedules patient for exams/procedures and maintains patient information in the mammography reporting system. Develops and maintains the mammography quality assurance program. Performs Quality Control procedures in accordance with vendor specific guidance, as outlined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and VHA directives. Responsible for creating, implementing, collecting, critiquing and preparing mammography documents and reports with current data to ensure compliance with FDA/MQSA, ACR, and VHA mandates. Submits updates as required to the ACR to ensure compliance and continued operation of mammography services. Submits mammography images and required documents every 3 years to ACR accreditation for renewal. Ensures that the examination rooms and work rooms are kept clean and neat in appearance. Develops and presents management briefing reports specific to the operation of the mammography section such as the repeat/reject image analyses, annual audit, quarterly credentialing qualification report, among others as directed. Assists Radiologist in the performance of special examinations and procedures such as needle localization, cyst aspiration, stereotactic core biopsy, and ductograms. Troubleshoots equipment used in mammography by monitoring the daily, weekly, and quarterly QC procedures and provides suggestions about repairs and/or adjustments. Must recognize and report major equipment malfunctions within a timely manner to the supervisor and BIO Med representative. Responsible for explaining exams to patients in terms the patient will comprehend as well as understanding potential hazards. May be required by procedure or patient's condition to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Receives and interprets breast imaging requests. Inputs pertinent radiology information into computer systems. Processes orders: Ability to register, cancel and edit exams via the computer radiology information system (RIS). Validates and sends lay summary letter to each patient once the mammogram has been reported by a radiologist and communicates consults as needed. Maintains all Breast Imaging - Reporting and Data Systems (BI-RADS) reports as mandated. Properly identifies patient images, laterality, and position. Ensure images identification and imaging request match. Ability to modify exams/procedures as needed to compensate for patient's individual medical conditions and body habitus. Night and weekend call back for performance of Mammography/RAD examinations is shared equally by the persons occupying this position. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Discloser Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600102700
About Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.