MRI Tech PD

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Lead MRI Technologist according to standard procedures operates a magnet-ic resonance imaging unit and related equipment in order to produce images of any designated anatomical area. Collects and completes records on patient data and equipment operation. Provides assistance to patients and radi-ologists. Solves minor equipment problems. Performs calibration tests and other quality control functions on equipment and notifies services personnel as required.

 

Responsibilities:
Demonstrates understanding of Hospital�s Mission Vision and Values.

Demonstrates understanding of job description per-formance expectations and competency assessment plan.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to our Customer Service Standards.

Complies with department and hospital policies and procedures.

- Reviews policies and procedures

- Reviews Employee Handbook.

Completes mandatory education.

- Hospital-wide

- Department-specific

- Job-specific

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

Performs daily QA/Reboot System in AM; Shutdown system in PM

Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis reflecting the age-specific needs of the geriatric adult children and infant patient.

Screens all patients and visitors prior to entry into the MRI Scan Room for contra-indicated items. i.e. implants that are not MRI compatible. Any ferrious metal objects and for pregnancy.

Appraises physical condition of all patients to determine ability to withstand the procedure.

Communicates to the patient the nature and type of examination to be performed.

Verifies and/or obtains informed consent for examinations requiring consent.

Obtains records and maintains patient history from the patients chart referring physician and/or by interviewing the patient.

Positions patients for imaging to obtain satisfactory examinations and perform requested procedures.

Protects and immobilizes patient in accordance with prescribed methods and safety standards.

Utilizes technical equipment including PACs RIS film printer(camera) power injection and Teleradiology systems

Performs complex imaging of cross-sectional sagittal cononal and obliquely generated MRI images.

Prepares copies of MRI scans when appropriate and correctly affixes labels to outgoing film folders.

Troubleshoots equipment problems notifies lead tech if system does not respond to reboot procedures.

Participates in clinical instruction and supervision of radiological students.

Maintains a thorough knowledge of the latest developments in the MRI field.

Maintains knowledge of patient care procedures such as sterile techniques and infection control.

 

Other information:
Qualifications:

Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).



MRI (ARRT MR) Certification within 24 months of employment in classification.



Current CPR Certification.



Previous MRI scanning experience preferred.



Must be able to sit 1or more hours stand/squat 1-3 hours walk 1-3 hours and lift 10-35 lbs with good body me-chanics.



Moderate twisting and frequent bending required.



Must be able to use both hands and wrists with frequent fine motor movement and moderate repetition.



Near vision must be accurate at 20/20 far vision 20/40 and accu-rate depth perception with minimal color discrimination.



Must hear whisper at three feet

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 4

 

Union: Non-Union