Under general supervision, performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance device that includes preparing patients, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images. Assists in developing protocols for patient studies. Performs quality control procedures on equipment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Indicate key areas of responsibility, major job duties, special projects and key objectives for this position. These items should be evaluated throughout the year and included in the written annual evaluation.
Performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance imaging device that includes preparing patient, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images.
Performs scheduled quality control procedures on magnetic devices and other related equipment. Reviews results with supervisor and reports any potential equipment related problems to supervisor as necessary.
Prepares for and performs intravenous injection of MR contrast agents including the use of the MR compatible power injector. Understands and can communicate the possible contraindications as well as monitor for and respond to adverse reactions to MR contrast agents. Records all information regarding contrast injections appropriately.
Instructs patients and visitors in MR safety procedures.
Ensures adherence to safety practices by all persons entering the MRI area.
Assists in developing, reviewing and revising protocol for patient studies and recording of important patient information in Medical record.
Assists in the instruction of visitors and medical staff rotating through the area. Explains patient procedures, processing, equipment operation, safety practices, etc.
Maintains a neat work environment, including patient care areas, MR scan rooms, MR control rooms and reading areas.
Assists receptionist and other Department staff in various duties as necessary (i.e. scheduling and transporting patients, taking stock inventory, filing, etc.).
Develops knowledge of MR physics through on-the-job training, reading, etc., and keeps current on new developments in MR imaging.
Identifies hazardous system malfunctions; secures area and removes patients and personnel from magnet bay during emergency situations.
Performs other related duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: (MUST be realistic, neither overstated nor understated, and related to the essential functions of the job.)
Completion of formal training program and registration/certification in one of the diagnostic imaging modalities. Advanced MR certification within 18 months of hire date.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: (MUST be realistic, measurable, objective, and related to the essential functions of the job.)
Mental/visual ability to operate complex electronic equipment and instrumentation and perform quality control procedures on equipment; ability to transfer patients to MR scan table and push table from prep room to exam room; must lift and transfer patients to stretchers, etc.
Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of patients of all age groups. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.
A minimum of high school diploma and successful completion of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology. Must be certified by the ARRT and must possess a valid license to practice as a radiologic technologist in the state of Massachusetts.
CPR certified at BLS level.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Describe the conditions in which the work is performed.
Exposure to magnetic fields for which risks are not yet established; possible exposure to liquid/gaseous in the event of a system quench.
Massachusetts General Hospital - 17 months ago