MRI Technologist I - FT Varies

Imaging 76600 - MRI Full-Time Varies 8 Hour


Description

Under general supervision, prepares patients for and performs M.R.I. examinations.

Core Competencies

Demonstrates competence in the ALARA safety principle at all times.
Displays flexibility, team spirit, compassion, respect, politeness and accountability when dealing with customers.
Provides healthcare services in own job category to the following age groups: adults and geriatrics.
Demonstrates competence in interpersonal relationships to all age groups.
Completes all assigned procedures in a timely manner and uses time between procedures to department advantage assisting others, clerical duties, stocking, transporting, etc
Utilizes Hospital Information System (HIS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS.
Answers telephone inquiries, of a technical nature, from doctors of hospital personnel in other areas of the hospital.
Maintains a safe working environment: Keeps work area clean and free of hazards. Alerts appropriate resource of faulty or broken equipment. Observes all safety guidelines. Recognizes and reports unsafe acts
Maintains appropriate stock of supplies for the department.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional growth and practice including maintaining current licensure and completing educational requirements.
Understands his/her role in maintaining medication security to authorized personnel only.
Adheres to infection control guidelines: uses good handwashing technique, adheres to isolation policy, cleaning equipment between patients.
Assists student technologists who may rotate through the department.
Transports and moves patients using appropriate body mechanics and safety precautions. Demonstrates knowledge and practice of safe patient handling devices.
Follows Universal Protocol by using two patient identifiers prior to working with a patient. Uses the appropriate hand off communication techniques (SBAR) when bringing patients to and from the department.
Provides patient and family with information/instructions regarding procedure, evaluating barriers to understanding.
Evaluates patients medical histories and clinical data.
Completes the necessary paperwork and notes discrepancies according to departmental procedure.
Determines need for translation services or communication aides and arranges for the appropriate resources to meet these needs.

Department Specific Competencies

Uses MRI safety at all times. Watch MRIS safety video before working in MRI.
Performs the duties of a MRI technologist.
Screens and interviews patients about to undergo MRI examinations.
Screens visitors, other hospital employees and anyone entering the 5 Gauss line with any and all ferromagnetic materials, pacemakers, ID badges, tools, etc.
Enforces safety policies regarding MRI scanning, makes self aware of all administrative policies with regard to departmental procedures, protocols, care and proper cleaning of equipment.
Assists and supports a new or transferred employee through a planned orientation to a specific clinical area.
Follows Lean principles and creates SOPs for the Department as needed.
Assumes on-call status and call back as assigned, responding within 30 minutes of receiving call.
Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (Lean projects, task forces, etc) when warranted.
Keeps a daily record of helium and nitrogen levels in logbook and enters all variance or failure.
Keeps assigned work areas clean and office/medical supplies stocked. Reorders through appropriate personnel when supplies are low.
Selects proper field, technical factors, and protocol so as to obtain the best quality image.
Prepares, calculates and administers intravenous (MR) contrast when applicable.
Administers oral contrast as needed per exam.
Monitors and evaluates each procedure done in MRI, assuring each is completed and charged correctly.

Education

DegreeProgram
CertificateN/A
Additional Information
Completion of a formal Radiology technology training program and or formal MRI training program.

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
N/A
Additional Information
N/A

License / Certification Requirements

ARRT and/or ARMRIT Certification
Advanced MRI certification from ARRT within 2 years of hire
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association