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Location: District of Columbia , District of Columbia, United States

JOB TITLE: Mammography Technologist Certified Breast Patient Navigator – Imaging (CBPN-I)


DEPARTMENT: Mammography



Operates all mammography equipment located in the Breast Center.  Performs Dexa scans for osteoporosis studies.  Insures compliance with all the terms and conditions of the Mammography Quality Standards Act.


As CBPN-I is certified by the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

This position will provide navigation to mammography patients from the mammography examination results to a positive pathology result.  At the point of a positive pathology result a certified Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator – Cancer takes over the navigation of the cancer patient.  The Certified Breast Patient Navigator – Imaging works closely and cooperatively with the Director of Breast Imaging, the Manager Sullivan Center for Breast Health and the Breast Center staff.  The Certified Breast Patient Navigator – Imaging participates in quality improvement efforts.



  1. Performs all mammography exams according to department procedure manual and established protocols.
  2. Performs DEXA scans according to department protocol.
  3. Adheres to and follows all regulations required by the FDA MQSA and the American College of Radiology.
  4. Ensures that the patient’s experience at the Sullivan Center is positive and their expectations of a quality exam and compassionate care are met.
  5. Interviews patients (in/out) and obtains an accurate medical history and marks all prior scars before beginning the examination.
  6. Proficient in both the utilization of the IDX RIS system (including document management) and PACS to retrieve and send images to the softcopy workstation.
  7. Participates in the development, education, and promotion of breast services in the hospital and in the community.
  8. Prior to procedures, insures that previous mammograms and reports are available for review by the radiologist.
  1. Capable of opening Breast Center and performing daily QC requirements for the full field digital system, both stereotactic rooms and the DEXA exam room (including archiving of images. Capable of closing the FFDM system each day.
  2. Is capable of performing on the digital mammography system as required by the FDA through performance of the following tests:
    1. Artifact evaluation
    2. Contrast to Noise ratio
    3. Diagnostic Review Workstation QC
    4. Compression Indicator test
    5. Flat field Calibration (Detector)
    6. Laser Printer QC – both through the AWS and the Fuji system
    7. Phantom Control for both the printer and the softcopy workstation
    8. ROI Measurement Value log
    9. Repeat/Reject analysis software program
    10. Signal to Noise ratio.
  3. Capable of creating sessions for Radiologists and manipulating the sessions.
  4. Able to manipulate both the Manager’s station and the Tech work station to communicate between the AWS and the radiologist reading the images.
  5. Monitors and observes any abnormal changes in patients color, respiration, heart rate, and responsiveness. Able to operate the Accutorr Plus and monitor the oxygen tanks in the department. Responds appropriately to emergency situations, calling for a rapid response or a code blue appropriately.  Administers first aid/CPR as needed.  Ensures availability of crash cart, Accutorr Plus, portable oxygen, and the emergency drug box.
  6. Confirms patient identity by verbal confirmation and/or visual ID band inspection as stated in the Imaging Services policy and procedures.
  7. Provides radiation protection to patient, staff, and self according to prescribed radiation safety standards.
  8. Prepares patients for procedures according to established Imaging Services Department protocols.
  9. Verifies accuracy of orders by checking physicians order in patients chart or prescription. Verbal verification from physician may be necessary if orders are not clear with a hard copy of this verbal order received within 48 hours.
  10. Completes all applicable paperwork including tracking and completing patient/exam using the IDX radiology information system. Charges patients using the RIS.
  11. Visually reviews images obtained on the full field digital acquisition work station.
  12. Visually reviews laser printed copies of digital exams before sending to a patient or a referring physician.
  13. Keeps abreast of technical advances in mammography by maintaining at least 15 hours of C.M.E. credits every 3 years in Mammography, 3 C.M.E. credits every 3 years in stereotactic biopsy to comply with the requirements of an ACR Breast Center of Excellence.




  1. Advanced mammography registration (ARRT, RM), and certification in DEXA modality preferred.
  2. Minimum of 2 years experience with Mammography programs.
  3. NCBC certification as a CBPN-I must be obtained within 1 year of beginning position.