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MRI Technologist

Category:

Radiology

Department:

Radiology

Status:

Full Time

Description:

Minimum Entry Level Requirements:

  1. Graduation from an AMA-approved school of Radiologic Technology.
  2. ARRT and/or CRT certification.
  3. Current BCLS certification.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
  5. Possesses a high level of knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
  6. Proficiency with most major MRI/CAT equipment manufacturer's hardware and software (GE, Siemens, Picker).
  7. One (1) year of radiologic/imaging experience.

General Description:

Performs a variety of imaging procedures, including CAT/MRI procedures, and is responsible for patient safety protocols. Functions as the first line interface with customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Participates in CQI activities.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment and use of equipment to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
  • Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions and shields patients accordingly.
  • Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures.
  • Takes call according to monthly schedule after the closing of the regular department hours.
  • Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. This includes checking with nurses’ stations.
  • Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed.
  • Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
  • Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination; documents and deviation.
  • Interacts professionally with patient/family.
  • Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
  • Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population.