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.
In this role, you will:
- Prepare 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.
- Produce and develop 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.
- Process radiographs using appropriate equipment, label permanent records and check resultant images for technical quality. Refer problems regarding quality of images, work procedures or workflow to the Mobile Office Manager.
- As a representative of SMPBC, interact and conduct mammograms in a professional manner ensuring that patient confidentiality and respect is maintained at all times.
- Promote patient education in the area of breast cancer and risk factors to increase patient adherence to screening mammography and breast self examination guidelines.
- 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.
- The 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 the ability to perform screening mammography techniques.
- Demonstrated the ability to operate related equipment.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to function as a team member.
- Demonstrated the ability to organize and prioritize workload and perform under pressure while making frequent independent decisions.
- The ability to operate the screening mammography van over extended distances.
- The ability to meet the physical requirements of the position including lifting and moving patients and equipment.
If this sounds like you, apply now!
BC Cancer is committed to providing a comprehensive, provincially-planned, and regionally-delivered cancer control system for the residents of British Columbia. Its mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care. BC Cancer provides care closer to home by operating six regional cancer centres in Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Surrey, Vancouver, and Victoria. Research centres in Vancouver and Victoria ensure that BC Cancer can quickly translate new discoveries into clinical applications leading to better outcomes and care.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.
- Casual Opportunity
- Wage: $30.82 to $38.45 hourly
- Rotating Days; Daytime Hours
- 600 West 10th Ave, Vancouver BC