MRI Technologist

Westerly, RI
Oct 8, 2018

Share:

Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Summary:
Under the direction of the MRI Superviosr and the supervision of a radiologist, performs a variety of technical procedures applying a prescribed magnetic field to obtain high quality images for interpretation by a radiologist..
Contacts
Supervises No supervisory responsibilities Approx. number of direct reports
Approx. number of indirect reports
Age of Patient Populations Served (check all that apply)
Neonates 1 ? 30 days Infants 30 days ? 1yr. Children 1 ? 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 ? 18 yrs. Adults 19 ? 70 yrs. Geriatrics 70+ No patient contact

Responsibilities:
  • 1. MRI Competency for each Procedure
  • 1.1 Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic accurate examinations.
  • 1.2 Ability to adjust exam based on observations and findings to optimize diagnostic information (additional scans, changing parameters etc.).
  • 1.3 Image optimized by using correct coil, centering properly, adjusting technique when applicable.
  • 1.4 Accurate and complete documentation (i.e. labels contrast, writes in logbook, records in Affinity, initials requisitions etc.).
  • 2. Time Management
  • 2.1 Works timely efficiently, independently and completes all tasks.
  • 2.2 Makes every attempt to add on patients when asked by front office or physician?s office.
  • 2.3 Ability to multi-task and work under stressful conditions if needed.
  • 2.4 Performs other work related duties, and takes on new responsibilities if asked.
  • 3. Equipment Competencies
  • 3.1 Maintains safe functioning, operation, and cleanliness of MRI equipment and coils.
  • 3.2 Understanding of how to troubleshoot equipment when necessary.
  • 3.3 Reports any equipment problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
  • 3.4 Ability to deviate from a protocol when necessary.
  • 4. Patient Competencies
  • 4.1 Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients.
  • 4.2 Allows patients the opportunity to ask questions, and effectively communicates answers.
  • 4.3 Always respects and follows Patient rights.
  • 5. Contrast Injection Competencies
  • 5.1 Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use of protective Barrier equipment for injections.
  • 5.2 Ensures that a contrast consent form is signed every contrast is given
  • 5.3 Checks Creatinine/GFR level on all patients when applicable and discusses any concerns with Radiologist before proceeding with injection.
  • 5.4 Charges and logs contrast appropriately in Synapse, Affinity, and patient Log Book.
  • 6. Departmental Competencies
  • 6.1 Assist in daily operations of department
  • 6.2 Maintain patient logs, screening form, and other necessary paperwork
  • 6.3 Ability to utilize Affinity, PAC?s EDM scanner, Synapse and Scheduling Program.
  • 6.4 Insures Requisition, MD order, and patient history are complete.
  • 7. Essential Functions
  • 7.1 Good organizational skills
  • 7.2 Ability to work unsupervised and perform independently and confidently
  • 7.3 Maintain positive working attitude
  • 7.4 Is flexible and adaptable in department
  • 8. Quality of Operation
  • 8.1 Ability to work well with others in department and other areas of Hospital
  • 8.2 Is flexible with schedule or hours if department needs change (i.e. LOA, sick call, etc.).
  • 8.3 Assists in ordering supplies and/or stocking room
  • 8.4 Takes responsibilities for his or her own actions and mistakes.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Requires thorough knowledge of physics and anatomy in MRI Satisfactory completion of a formal school of radiological technology approved by AMA. Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist


    EXPERIENCE:

    Minimum of one year MRI experience required. Prior experience in ultrasound, CT, nuclear medicine, DSA, cross-sectional anatomy and computer operations is preferred.


    LICENSURE:

    Registration by the ARRT and state licensed. CPR certification (BLS) required


    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Good communication, great team skills Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy

    COMPLEXITY:

    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

  • Share:

    Not ready to apply, but interested in working at Yale New Haven Health?

    Join our Talent Network

    Job Info

    Job: 162

    Department: MRI
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: DIAG IMAGING
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00