MRI TECHNOLOGIST PRNLocation:
Methodist Dallas Medical CenterDepartment:
7:30am to 4pmJob Details:
Methodist Dallas Medical Center has an opening for a PRN MRI Technologist. This positon is a weekend postion. The selected candidate must be able to work both Saturday & Sunday from 7:30am to 4pm.
Job Title: MRI TECHNOLOGIST PRN 10547-1004
Job Purpose: The primary purpose of the MRI Technologist position is to perform routine, specialized and interventional MRI imaging. In addition, he/she performs venipuncture when indicated and assists the Radiologist and Radiology nurses with sedation cases.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Graduate of an approved Radiologic Technologist Program
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Current BCLS Certification
Or ARRT (R); employee will be required to obtain ARRT (MR) license within 1 year of completing orientation
TDH; at the discretion of the hire site.
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
Ability to work as a team player
Ability to work in a cost effective manner
Bilingual skills preferred
Effective organizational and time management skills
One year computer experience preferred with systems in Microsoft Office
Positive role model for staff and other health care professionals
Use of value management techniques for process improvement/cost savings
Work closely with the public; ability to retain composure and interact with tact
Work Experience: 1 year preferred
Work Experience: New graduates will be considered based on the needs of the department
Works with confidential patient information
MRI TECHNOLOGIST PRN 10547-1004
Infection Control Practices and Occupational Safety: Wears hospital issued ID badge in accordance with MHS policy, follows intradepartmental guidelines and abides by all MHS policies. Practices aseptic techniques as necessary; strictly obeys isolation and infection control procedures. Cleans and disinfects equipment after each patient use, cleans the work area as needed and daily. Operates equipment and performs job-related duties in a safe manner at all times
Patient Care/Clinical Responsibilities: Verifies the patients identity and the procedure to be performed, verifies informed consent has been obtained when required. Explains the procedure to the patient to reduce anxiety and gain cooperation. Regularly confers with Radiologists. Recognizes their role as a MRI Technologist in relation to the overall function of the institution in view of total patient care.
Performs Admin/Clerical functions, including Patient Throughput: Regularly reports 'free-time' to team leader, asks for additional work assignments, and volunteers to assist in other areas of the department. Responds to changes in the work schedule as necessary; demonstrates the ability to perform procedures in an accurate and timely manner.
Performs Imaging Support Functions/ QA Program: Knows the general condition of the MRI equipment in the assigned work area at all times; promptly notifies team leader of equipment malfunctions. Regularly checks support equipment, accessories and supplies; keeps area stocked with supplies at all times. Promptly notifies team leader of needed supplies. Consistently demonstrates a cost-conscious attitude; actively seeks to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. Documents all procedures performed and inputs accurate charges utilizing the PACS and HIS/RIS Systems. Demonstrates the QA/phantom testing performed on the MRI equipment.
Performs Training and Development Functions: Assists in departmental orientation as required; regularly participates in clinical education for students. Knowledgeable of general department functions; able to assume other employees duties in their absence. Promotes the development of other staff members skills in their areas of expertise. Participates in the departmental KVI/CQI process. Participates in the hospital process improvement recommendation program.
Provide optimum customer service, cordially greets customers and assists patient to procedure destination and coordinates transportation of outpatients and inpatients.
Technical Competence/Performance/Sterile Technique: Demonstrates competence in procedure setup, supply selection, venipuncture, patient interviewing, sterile field setup when applicable and patient preparation for MRI exams and is familiar with MRI scanning protocols. Demonstrates competence in the operation of MRI imaging equipment. Demonstrates competence while assisting the Radiologist with special procedures that require MRI guidance