Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Lead Mammography Technologist

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Purpose & Mission:

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.

The Mammography Technologist Lead performs all of the duties of the technologists in their area of specialization. The Lead role coordinates and directs the daily operations of the department to ensure the timely completion of patient exams in accordance with the department procedures, assists with diagnostic procedures at the technical level of a senior or resource technologist in their area of expertise, as needed, and assists team members and other physicians with any/all procedures, ensuring the comfort and the safety of the patient.


Employees must adhere to all SCCA policies and processes, including the SCCA Code of Conduct and all HIPAA privacy requirements.


  • 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
  • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety
  • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories
  • Coordinates and schedules examinations
  • Responsible for coordinating exam flow and technical staff assignments.
  • Accountable for the completion of daily and/or scheduled quality control on all equipment.
  • Acts as a liaison between the departments and the patients to address concerns or complaints.
  • Reports about performance of technical staff to supervisor.
  • Provides coaching and education as required.
  • Recognizes safety hazards to staff and quality concerns and reports and takes appropriate action immediately.



  • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure.
  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification.

  • Completed 8 hours of training in using a mammographic modality (e.g., digital), before beginning to use that modality independently.

  • 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.

    • 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. 

    • If not registered, will become registered at first eligibility

  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and  prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands.
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary..
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables..
  • Ability to identify issues and provide recommendations for resolution.
  • Demonstrates initiative as evidenced by advancing technical skills, sharing knowledge with others and taking on more responsibility



  • Proficient in email and word processing systems.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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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