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Qualified Mammography Technician

Nelson

About the Company

We are New Zealand's largest private radiology provider. Proudly supported by our shareholding radiologists we have more than 800 employees spread across clinics nationwide, dedicated to bring our purpose - world-class radiology, delivered locally - to life for our patients, our staff, our business partners and local communities.

Our resounding commitment to delivering world-class radiology and proven reputation for leading-edge clinical technology and advancing medical research, means we attract, retain and continue to invest in the very best staff and world-renowned radiologists.

About the Role / Responsibilities:

  • The mammography tech is responsible for detecting breast tissue abnormalities by completing mammographic imaging studies, presenting them for diagnosis.
  • Greets patients by confirming patient identification; reviewing imaging request; checking for special instructions; confirming anticipated service with patients.
  • Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of imaging procedures; explaining equipment; answering questions.
  • Conducts mammography study by positioning breasts; adjusting compression mechanisms; instructing patient to hold breath; retreating to lead protected area; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors; activating equipment to take image; releasing compression mechanisms; preparing for next positioning and view.
  • Maintains production and quality of mammograms by following established standards and procedures; developing mammograms; observing mammogram results; determining necessary adjustments for optimum results; retaking mammograms as required; forwarding completed studies to radiologist for interpretation.
  • Ensures operation of mammography equipment by completing preventive maintenance; instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories.

About the Requirements

We are looking for mammographers with a genuine interest in women’s health to provide both Breast Screening and Diagnostic imaging.  Ideally you would have the postgraduate certificate in mammography.  Consideration and support may be given to an applicant who is currently a registered Medical Imaging Technologist (MIT) who would like to undertake this qualification.  This role would suit MITs who have a desire to deliver high quality imaging and be part of a supportive multidisciplinary team.

Please note, appointment to this position will be conditional on a satisfactory Police vetting and risk assessment as per the Vulnerable Children Act.

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent work / life balance
  • Generous leave entitlements including; 5 weeks annual leave, 5 days domestic leave (both pro rated for part time).
  • Professional development with support for your ongoing growth as well as the opportunity to work with exceptional practitioners who are considered leaders in their field.

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