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.