MRI Technologist II - Radiology (1.0 FTE, Rotating)
1.0 FTE, 10 Hour Day Shift
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This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Performs a variety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures on patients using high field strength magnets and related equipment. Performs MRI imaging sequences necessary to reach a medical diagnosis and decision. Works under the guidance of Radiologists; participates in resident training program and may be responsible for specific areas of instruction in the training of Radiology students, house staff, or others, in MRI procedures, protocols, and equipment and/or safety issues. Bills all procedures performed and maintain necessary paperwork.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
• Obtains quality images for medical diagnosis by performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures as directed by a physician by using appropriate technical factors and scanning techniques.
• Performs and remains current on all scanning protocols.
• Evaluates MRI scans for technical quality.
• Prepares patients for MRI exam: explains procedure, ensures that patient screening form is properly completed, safely transfers patient to MRI equipment, properly positions patient and assists patient on completion of exam; completes exams in the required timeframe.
• Troubleshoots equipment problems and when necessary report to the proper personnel for repair.
• Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately: PACS system, MedRad power injector, and Invivo monitor.
• May assist in department onboarding of Radiology students, house staff, or others, in MRI procedures, protocols, and equipment and/or safety issues.
• Bills all procedures performed and maintain necessary paperwork.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Completion of an accredited Radiologic technology or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program.
Experience: One (1) years of progressive responsibility and directly related work experience
License/Certification: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification (MRI)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.
• Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
• Ability to perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures which meet the department's standard of quality.
• Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems.
• Ability to work effectively as a team player.
• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
• Knowledge of Magnetic resonance imaging physics, physiology, structural and organic anatomy including cross-sectional anatomy.
• Knowledge of Magnetic resonance imaging techniques, methods, and equipment.
• Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalities.
• Knowledge of methods of positioning patients for radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging procedures.
• Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging.
• Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment.
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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