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Screening Mammography Program of BC Mobile Operations
Reference # 25048
$28.05 to $35.00 per hour
Extended hrs (2 wks on/2 wks off) / Sun travel+Mon-Sat 800-1800+Sun off+Mon-Sat 800-1800+Sun travel
Casual / Relief
BC Cancer Agency
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.The Mammography Technologist independently performs screening mammography and related procedures as assigned. This includes duties such as preparing patients for mammography examinations, processing radiographs using appropriate equipment, providing patient education and performing administrative tasks, including but not limited to the completion of supply, expense and van mileage forms and daily reports. This role will require extensive travel including the operation and maintenance of an oversized vehicle. The Mammography Technologist liaises with the Mobile Office Manager on any issues or concerns as required.
Example of Duties/Accountabilities
- Prepares patient for mammography examination by ensuring patient is appropriately gowned, explaining procedure and answering patient questions with regard to the procedure and where possible, assisting or transferring the patient to the mammography unit and ensuring patient comfort during this process.
- Produces and develops mammograms according to program standards, routines and radiation protection practices by methods such as verifying identity of patient and exam details prior to start of procedure and operating radiographic and computerized imaging equipment.
- Processes radiographs using appropriate equipment, labels permanent records and checks resultant images for technical quality. Refers problems regarding quality of images, work procedures or workflow to the Mobile Office Manager.
- As a representative of SMPBC, interacts and conducts mammograms in a professional manner ensuring that patient confidentiality and respect is maintained at all times.
- Promotes patient education in the area of breast cancer and risk factors to increase patient adherence to screening mammography and breast self examination guidelines.
Education, Training & Experience
- Graduation from a recognized program in Radiation Technology.
- Certification and current active registration as a Radiology Technologist with Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
- One year of recent related experience performing breast imaging.
• Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate - Basic Life Support (BCLS) level.
- Successful completion of CAMRT/BCIT courses related to the practice of mammography such as Mammography 1 and 2, Quality Control 1, 2 and 3, and/or the Breast Imaging Certificate Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s license.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff members both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of mammography protocols, applications and equipment with an understanding of the principles of mammography including positioning, pathology, film/screen techniques, x-ray and processing factors as well as related patient care techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to perform screening mammography techniques.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to function as a team member.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload and perform under pressure while making frequent independent decisions.
- Ability to operate the screening mammography van over extended distances.
- Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position including lifting and moving patients and equipment.
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