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MRI Technologist 3p-7p

MRI Technologist 3p-7p

Job Description


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
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MRI Technologist 3p-7p

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