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Swedish Health Services Lead Senior Mammography Technologist in Seattle, Washington


Lead Senior Mammography Technologist SEIU - required to perform a variety of radiological technical procedures specific to the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in an outpatient setting, either fixed or mobile, functioning in a lead capacity. Responsible for producing high quality radiographic images while interacting with all patients in a caring and comforting manner. Responsible for performing required quality control activities as mandated by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the FDA either as designated Quality Control technologist as under their direction.

External candidates that meet all hiring requirements will receive a $5,000 sign on bonus!!

  • Maintains efficient and smooth departmental clinical operations. Facilitates additions, changes to daily schedule in support of patient care. Performs daily verification and facilitates completion of any pending clinical tasks.

  • Supports site leadership in scheduling clinical staff, facilitating coverage for annual and sick leave.

  • Functions as department resource for operation and troubleshooting of technical equipment. Coordinates maintenance and repair of such, triaging issues to appropriate department/vendor.

  • Functions as contact for patients and providers in regard to clinical issues on an as needed basis.

  • Assists management team with development, dissemination and training for new procedures and processes.

  • Assists management team with maintenance of clinical portion of departmental orientation program. Orients new staff members and assists in training needs.

  • Interacts with patient, explaining procedure thoroughly and answering any questions as appropriate. Models excellence in professional radiologic practice at all times while also functioning as a patient advocate.

  • Accurately produces mammographic images per protocol, making appropriate technical adjustments for body size and habitus, age, and past medical history. Analyzes technical quality of films and repeats when appropriate.

  • Dependent on location and in conjunction with the radiologist, performs all departmental special procedures including (but not limited to) image-guided breast biopsies (tomo, stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI guided), galactography, aspirations and needle localizations. Participates fully in the procedural rotation for the location, demonstrating competency in all provided procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of radiation safety principles for both patients and self. Provides radiation protection when appropriate.

  • Participates in the departmental Quality Control as required. If the designated site Quality Control tech, demonstrates competency in the required FDA/MQSA activities, maintaining compliance at all times.

  • Keeps work area neat, orderly and well stocked with the necessary supplies. Cleans equipment after each use, in accordance with established procedures.

  • Attends and participates in the marketing, promotional and educational activities of Swedish and the Breast Imaging Program, serving as a proponent of such.

  • Performs related support duties in an accurate and timely manner, including but not limited to, contacting and scheduling recall patients, completing required computerized exam data entry, completion of exam worksheets, digital image management. As necessary, coordinates activities with other team members to ensure completion of supportive tasks.

  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the overall departmental operation, following departmental policies and procedures.

  • Is cooperative, respectful and helpful to all other in the workplace (co-workers, manager and physicians) in support of the delivery of patient care and services. Conducts appropriate discussions regarding operational, system and personnel issues with leadership of service.

  • Demonstrates initiative to learn new or evolving procedures and practices within the breast imaging service.

  • Accepts instruction, guidance and corrections in a positive manner.

  • Performs duties and functions appropriate to, and confines interactions (either verbal or written) with patients or other health care professionals, within the scope of practice of a mammography technologist.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by department leadership. Dependent on location, this may include activities related to the performance of general diagnostic radiography or bone densitometry (DEXA). Demonstrates competency in all required procedures.

Required qualifications:

  • Coursework/Training - Formal radiologic technology training program, which meets the requirements for registry by the American Registry of Radiographic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Washington Radiologic Technologist upon hire

  • National Provider BLS - American Heart Association upon hire

  • National Registered Technologist - Radiography - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists upon hire

  • National Registered Technologist - Mammography within 1 year of hire

  • 2 years Full-time mammography.

  • Prior general radiography (Dependent on location).

Preferred qualification:

  • Previous lead responsibility.

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish, named a LinkedIn Top Company to grow your career, employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond.

We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 136454
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Diagnostic Imaging
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Clinical Professional
Department: 3902 SBA MAMMOGRAPHY
Address: WA Seattle 5350 Tallman Ave NW
Pay Range: $41.85 - $64.12
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Swedish Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.