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Diagnostic Imaging

MRI Technologist - Per Diem - 12/19/18

Bargaining Unit:  Licensed                         Rate of Pay: $48.58 / HR + DOE 

SUMMARY:  Responsible for safely performing specialized clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations. Is competent in the use of all modern diagnostic MRI equipment and exams to include: contrast studies, MR angiography, neurography, chest, abdominal, and musculoskeletal imaging. Assists radiologists and other physicians with a wide range of procedures, assuring comfort and safety for the patient. Has the knowledge to respond to emergent and life threatening situations. Upholds a high level of quality in patient care and technical skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following:

Correctly identifies patients by name, wrist identifiers, date of birth, etc.

Prepares patients for examinations, explains the procedure and answers patient’s questions.

Positions and scans patients in MRI department, selecting proper technical factors and protocols to obtain good quality scans.

Assists physicians by doing venipuncture and administering contrast media.

Assists patients who are physically limited.

Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis and demonstrates skill and knowledge in the use of all MRI equipment.

Thoroughly explains procedure to be performed to facilitate patient cooperation and alleviate patient anxiety.

Ensures that all exams performed are charge, filmed, archived, and sent properly.

Notifies nursing staff with inpatient screening information and scanning times.

Practices medical and surgical aseptic procedures as required.

Checks calibration of equipment daily to assure proper operation.

Reviews supply and accessory inventory and stocks supplies as needed.

Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Routinely prepares examinations for interpretation by the radiologist to include correct identification and processing of films, adequate clinical history, and previous scans or x-rays for comparison.

Assists front office personnel with the scheduling and preparation required for examinations.

Maintains adequate records.

Secures and returns supplies.

Assists in departmental clerical duties.

Attends staff meetings.

Possesses effective communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Participates in departmental growth and development.

Participates and does assigned QA duties consistently.

Pursues professional growth.

Adheres to department dress code.

Ability to work standby.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS:  Required: Current and valid license by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) for Radiology. MRI Certification through the (ARRT). Current CPR required. Venipuncture certification within 3 months of employment. 

OTHER EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:   Two years as a Radiologic Technologist required with a minimum of two years of current experience working in MRI in a hospital setting.  Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and MRI physics.

PC: 1018