Mammography Technologist Per Diem

Job Details

Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215


Employment Type:
Per diem

Work Location:
Onsite: 100% onsite


Working under the direction of the Breast Imaging Manager and Breast Imaging Clinical Director, the Breast Imaging technologist is responsible for performing all technical procedures within breast imaging as described in the DFCI Imaging Policy Manual.  All breast imaging technologist positions include the responsibility of the delivery of safe and effective imaging procedures, participation in departmental education programs, participation in organizational and departmental goals and priorities and active involvement in Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI) activities.  Each breast imaging technologist position requires a close working relationship with Imaging professional, nursing, and technical staff, as well as with providers, investigators, and their staff. The breast imaging technologist will work to create and sustain a culture that fosters excellence, impact, and discovery of innovative and novel approaches towards the eradication of cancer and related diseases.     

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  1. Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures; fosters communication and collaboration among the clinical, technical and support staff; ensures that business and patient information is properly handled according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
  2. Maintains and ensures patient, staff and environmental safety; maintains proper infection control; maintains orderliness and cleanliness in the workplace and self; demonstrates an understanding of all radiation safety issues (e.g., Image Gently, Image Wisely, etc.) and follow radiation safety procedures to ensure patient safety.
  3. Ensures that all appropriate regulatory, accreditation, and institutional requirements are met, and participates in departmental and institutional quality assurance/quality improvement (QA/QI) programs.
  4. Communicates relevant information in a compassionate and professional manner to patients undergoing procedures, ensures that all patients have a thorough understanding of the procedures to be performed, assist with various operational duties such as monitoring patient flow while utilizing the scheduling and electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
  5. Under the direction of the Breast Imaging Manager/Supervisor, the Breast Imaging Technologist performs all technical procedures within their respective modality obtaining high quality images; ensures that all imaging systems operate at levels of accepted standards and are properly maintained, and if necessary takes corrective action; performs required quality control on all imaging equipment and devices; manages imaging datasets (e.g., transfer, archive, and retrieval); maintains all necessary records and reports in a correct, timely, and efficient manner.
  6. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as directed.
  7. This role includes periodic travel to other imaging locations (e.g., Mobile Mammography Van, Whittier Street Heath Center, Chestnut Hill, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills to effectively work with peers, leadership, faculty and various teams.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with peers, leadership, and external contacts.
  • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality and be detail oriented.
  • Excellent ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through.
  • Be able to work independently and/or with a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and prioritize workload.

This role includes potential exposure to radiation, chemicals and other hazards inherent in the operation of a radiology operation.  This role includes periodic travel to other imaging locations (e.g., Mobile Mammography Van, Whittier Street Heath Center, Chestnut Hill, etc.).



  • Must be a graduate of an accredited imaging technology program (e.g., Radiography, Nuclear Medicine) 
  • One to two years hospital-based experience preferred
  • Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/Radiography category
  • Current Massachusetts Radiologic Technologist License/Mammography category, or must obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Current ARRT Radiography (RT-R) registration
  • Current ARRT Mammography (RT-M) registration or must obtain within 1 year of hire
  • Current BLS certification or must obtain an active BLS certification within 90-days of hire

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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