Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Quality Control Mammography Technologist

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
  • Overview

    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.


    Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

    • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
    • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
    • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
    • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
    • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
    • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

    This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.


    The Quality Control Mammography Technologist performs mammographic procedures and coordinates activities/ tasks to maintain compliance and accreditation with the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), EQUIP, and the American College of Radiology (ACR).

    • Coordinates activities/tasks to maintain compliance and accreditation with the Mammography Quality
    • Standards Act (MQSA), EQUIP, and the American College of Radiology (ACR).
    • Demonstrates high-level knowledge of established protocols and equipment operation when performing quality control testing.
    • Provides instruction and feedback to technologists.
    • Maintains and reconciles the list of unresolved recommendations and tracks pathology results
    • Assists with department projects and goals.
    • Works closely with the Mammography Technologists, Physicians, RNs, Physicists and Field Service Engineers to ensure the department operates within compliance of MQSA regulations.
    • Provide QC resources and education to all Seattle Cancer Care Alliance mammography sites.
    • Prepares/modifies/updates all Quality control documentation forms for clinics.
    • Performs frequent review of clinics’ QC records with onsite visits to ensure compliance with MQSA.
    • Coordinates all annual Inspections and documentation required by MQSA or ACR.
    • Assumes responsibility to provide a quality-learning environment for technologists, patients, patient’s families, students, and coworkers.
    • Responsible for contributing to staff meetings, organizing in-services, conducting continuing education and quality assurance work as required by the department.
    • Maintains confidentiality with others regarding patient and organizational information.
    • Provides training and guidance for the orientation of new staff and new exam protocols.
    • Supports the daily operations of Breast Imaging Department, including the SCCA clinic and mobile mammography van, in conjunction with the Supervisor of Breast Imaging.
    • Ensures the timely completion of patient exams in accordance with the department procedures for technical quality
    • Interacts with the medical and nursing staff to ensure efficient patient care
    • Performs all clinical exams in the mammography section and on the mobile mammography van with a competency level of a senior or resource technologist
    • Competently operates all mammography equipment in the department
    • Assists radiologists and other physicians with any/all procedures
    • Assures the comfort and safety of the patient at all times
    • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
    • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome




    • Meets one of the following:
      • If Qualified BEFORE April 28,1999, must be certified by: - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), OR - American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, OR - Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state AND 40 hours of training in mammography B.
      • If Qualified AFTER April 28,1999, must be certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Clinical Radiologic Technologists, or, Licensed to perform general radiographic procedures in a state. Additionally, completed 40 hours of training in mammography including training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, QA/QC techniques, and imaging of patients with breast implants and completed 25 mammography examinations under direct supervision of an appropriate MQSA-qualified individual.
    • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
    • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently
    • Preferred three years of QC/QA experience, including detailed knowledge of the Quality control testing requirements and documentation.
    • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification                     
    • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
    • Proficient in email and word processing systems
    • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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