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MRI Technologist 3p-7p

MRI Technologist 3p-7p

Job Description

MRI TECHNOLOGIST

Job Summary:

Produces high quality MRI diagnostic images while providing excellent patient care.

Duties & Responsibilities:


•         Treats patients and customers with courtesy and respect.


•         Checks referral for appropriate study. Calls referring physician when in doubt or with questions as necessary.


•         Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e. Equipment is operable and all supplies are readily available).


•         Understands and uses TR, TE, flip angel, slice thickness, acquisitions, field of view and other adjustments and factors on the equipment in order to produce high quality images.


•         Checks patient histories and has patient sign waiver, if necessary.


•         Ensures there is an exam order; if an order correction needs to be made, the technologist corrects the order with the referring physician’s approval, always maintaining compliance.


•         Properly documents patient history and exam information for radiologists’ interpretations.


•         Processes paperwork according to facility’s procedures.


•         Administers venipuncture in a safe and effective manner (if applicable).


•         Consults with Radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate scanning procedure.


•         Puts patients at ease by explaining the procedure and responding to their questions/requests in a professional manner.


•         Handles delicate situations (fetal demise, cancerous pathology, etc.) in a supportive and empathetic manner (“good bedside manner”).


•         Keeps patient schedule and attempts to accommodate add-on patients when requested.


•         Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate person(s). 


•         Practices universal medical precautions and properly disposes infectious materials into biohazard containers.


•         Assures patient safety by screening for metal objects and/or implants prior to the patient entering the MRI room.


•         Releases patient with proper follow-up information.


•         Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.


•         Respect rights of family members that are accompanying the patient.


•         Remains professional in all situations.


•         Follows MR protocols in conducting scan.


•         Demonstrates good judgment when correlating patient history and scanning protocols. Knows when to divert from routine scans and/or when to enlist assistance from radiologist to achieve high quality diagnostic images.


•         Monitors patient’s well being during scans; recognizes patient discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.


•         Sends studies to reading stations for radiologist review, if applicable.


•         Assures proper film identification by use of appropriate markers and/or data entry of patient demographics.


•         Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality; determines when repeats are necessary.


•         Performs routine maintenance and ensures cleanliness of equipment and rooms on daily basis.


•         Maintains appropriately level of supplies.


•         Adheres to all OSHA regulations and RadNet practices and generally accepted safety protocols.


•         Recognizes emergency situations and perform emergency shutdown of gradient and/or main magnetic field (quench) when applicable.


•         Provides hearing protection to patients and others when applicable.


•         Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):


•         Familiarity with and ability to use equipment in assigned modality including RIS, imaging equipment and PACS.


•         Ability to utilize the principles, theories, practices, techniques and methods of the imaging procedures the team member conducts in order to produce images of high diagnostic quality.


•         Knowledgeable of appropriate studies to perform for the patient’s diagnosis.


•         Demonstrates the ability to use proper screening methods of patients to avoid potential injury.


•         Ability to assist patients onto table.


•         Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.


•         Ability to walk/stand for 90% of patient interaction.


•         Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and appropriate fashion.


•         Possesses working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and MR pathology.


•         Understands anatomy so as acquire the slices/slabs in the most effective manner.


•         Knowledgeable on correct and appropriate studies to perform for the patient’s diagnosis.


•         Knowledge of biohazards and of cryogens.


•         Knowledge of MRI contraindications.


•         Demonstrates the ability to use proper screening methods of patients to avoid potential injury.

Education & Experience Requirements:

The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited radiology program; registered with the ARRT; MD state licensure; and MRI Registry required



Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID WM-JHR0H76DGK17MTDYQ3C
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MRI Technologist 3p-7p


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