Oregon Health & Science University


Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Diagnostic Imaging Services
Salary Range
$37.26 - $51.19 per hour, Commensurate with experience, qualifications and internal equity.
Monday - Friday with occasional variable rotating shifts and start times
8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

***New Hires Eligible for Sign-On and Relocation Bonus***


The Department of Diagnostic Imaging Services is committed to provide patients with the highest quality in patient care. We offer a wide spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services in an efficient, professional, and timely manner. 


The function of the Mammographer position within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is to perform all phases of mammographic procedures.  These procedures include but are not necessarily limited to operating x-ray equipment used to image the breast for the purpose of medical diagnostic radiology. 


The Mammographer promotes OHSU's mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service.  This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. 

Function/Duties of Position


  • Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment.
  • Positions patient for diagnostic imaging according to department procedures, training, and machine requirements.
  • Operates imaging equipment, determines and sets exposure factors, sets technique utilizing all relevant factors to ensure accurate and quality images with minimal and acceptable repeat rates.
  • Uses computer image processing to select and optimize images.
  • Presents exams and related patient information to radiologist for diagnosis.
  • Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
  • Expected to perform the complete range of departmental mammographic exams from Screening to Stereotactic Biopsies.


  • Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
  • Correctly identifies patient by checking patient's I.D., full name and DOB according to department procedure.
  • Reviews patient questionnaire and orders to insure correct examination.
  • Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation.
  • Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
  • Competently performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function to meet MQSA standards.


  •  Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards so there is no injury to self or others.
  • Protects patients and others in the area by using proper machine settings and radiation safety standards.
  • Practices universal and blood and body fluid precautions, and sterile practices according to procedures.
  • Clearly communicates and uses knowledge of related anatomy and physiology to insure appropriate and effective care to adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Maintains awareness of patient status and takes appropriate actions to meet their needs.
  • Follows all departmental policies and procedures.
  • Apply the department standards of service excellence to internal and external customers.


  • Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient and co-worker respect and confidence.
  • Informs and educates patient and/or family of all needed information concerning the exam performed. 
  • Uses professional judgment and presents a professional image of competency to customer and staff.
  • Maintains professional appearance, punctuality, flexibility, confidentiality and guest relations.
  • Handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
  • Must be able to perform all ranges of exams after completion of technical competencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of accredited 2-year Radiologic Technology school or program in addition to required prerequisite training.
  • A minimum of six consecutive months of breast imaging experience within the last year in Mammography required.
  • Experience in performing breast imaging examinations including breast screening, diagnostic examinations, ductograms, breast needle localizations, specimen radiographs, stereotactic (core and localization), and other related studies.
  • Registered Radiological Technologist A.R.R.T. (R) is required with current Oregon licensure. 
  • Must meet MQSA requirements for mammographers. 
  • Registration in ARRT (M) Mammography within six months from date of hire. 
  • Candidates must have a current Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) license.
  • Must have a valid OHSU-approved Healthcare Provider American Heart Association BLS card.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Digital Mammography

Additional Details

Environment, Physical Demands & Equipment Usage


Benefited position, with overtime as needed. This position works in a busy environment with frequent interruptions, multiple demands and continuous interaction with patients and other medical professionals. It requires being exposed to radiation, chemical solutions, and human tissue/fluids.


Ability to speak clearly, demonstrate patience and understanding of patients' needs. Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of patients and internal customers. Use of person computers, copiers, phones, and fax machine. Must have ability to stand, lift, and move patients. See attached physical requirements.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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