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NMG Mammography Radiographer

Company: 
Northwestern Medicine
CIty: 
Evanston
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


Description

The Mammography Radiographer reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Mammography Radiographer performs general mammography imaging procedures to generate imaging information necessary for the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of outpatients. Services are provided in accordance with industry standards, department protocols, and hospital policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the request for procedures and assesses the patient to determine the appropriate procedure protocol and method of application.
  • Appropriately employs imaging systems, accessory devices, and patient positioning techniques to generate mammography images.
  • Cares for the patient throughout the procedure according to department and hospital standards of nursing care, age-specific sensitivities, and "patients' first" guidelines.
  • Evaluates the resultant images in comparison with industry standard and takes corrective action if needed.
  • Performs preliminary interpretation by applying independent judgment, subsequently customizing the procedure accordingly. Uses this knowledge to expedite intervention by the radiologist if necessary.
  • Notifies physicians as required of changes in the condition of the patients or regarding unique imaging characteristics.
  • Assist the radiologist in the performance of interventional procedures. Prepares sterile trays including procedure specific needs and other ancillary equipment.
  • Completes and maintains the medical record consisting of film and associated paperwork.
  • Provides patient education in the form of written material and/or verbal explanation prior to, during, and subsequent to the procedure in order to reduce the patient's anxiety and enhance their comfort zone with and tolerance of the procedure.
  • Performs imaging procedures in accordance with safe radiation safety practices as determined by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to limit radiation exposure to patient, self, and other members of the healthcare team.
  • Performs Quality Control testing as assigned in accordance with FDA/ACR recommendations. Notifies supervisor to close function when results are outside control limits. Closes rooms and or processors as required in absence of supervisor.


Additional Functions

  • Documents mammography imaging procedures manually and /or electronically to insure correct charging, and patient and film file tracking.
  • Monitors stock of supplies in imaging rooms to assure their regular availability by timely. Reordering, rotation of dated items, and by maintenance of a clean and orderly environment.
  • Report incidences of equipment failure, irregularities in equipment performance, and equipment in disrepair to supervisory and/or quality, control personnel as soon a possible.


Qualifications

Required :

  • Graduation from a hospital based two year training program in Radiologic Technology or Associate's Degree Program in Radiology Technology
  • Mammography 40 hours of advance training in an MQSA approved program- 250 supervised exams in Mammography
  • IDNS licensed
  • ARRT registered in Radiography (ARRT)(R)
  • ARRT registered in Radiography Mammography within 12 months of hire date
  • Clinical and technical competency in Mammography to meet MQSA requirements
  • CPR - Basic Life Support certification through American Heart Association


Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three or more years of experience


Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area

CULTURE

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.

Mission

Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.

Vision

To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.

Values

Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index

 

 

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