MRI Technologist
Singing River Health System - Pascagoula, MS

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Position Overview
The MRI Technologist performs and supervises all activities of Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures and assures accuracy in securing MRIs ordered by physicians for diagnostic purposes. The MRI Technologist ensures that the Radiology department meets JCAHO/ARRT/ACR standards and achieves the SRHS objectives. He/She must be proficient in vascular access. He/She will assist with the development and revision of policies, procedures, and protocols as requested.
The MRI Technologist operates equipment requiring detailed concentration for extended periods of time, stocks an adequate inventory of supplies at all times, and maintains quality control of procedures and quality assurance of equipment. This employee works with the realization that errors may have serious consequences for patients, exhibits calm and poise during emergencies or disaster conditions, demonstrates appropriate clinical judgment and applies professional skills to a patient population of all ages.
Commitment to SRHS Mission
This individual must be forthcoming, honest and cooperative in departmental matters involving self or others, and must promote the SRHS mission of "world class healthcare and wellness" and understands that the SRHS Corporate Compliance Program places the burden of proof on the provider to show that there was no intent to commit fraud.
Education
Graduate from an approved School of Radiologic Technologists. Attendance of a course of Magnetic Resonance Imaging desired.
Certification
Required to complete and maintain BCLS certification.
Experience
Must maintain a minimum of 24 ECE points in each two (2) year period as required by the AART in Radiology. Must be interested in self-development and keep up with new developments in the field.
Reports to
Director of Radiology; Assistant Director of Radiology; Chief MRI Technologist.
Supervises/Delegates to
None.
Physical Demands
Work involves walking, bending, standing, turning, stooping lifting and using a great deal of physical motion in performing daily activities. Employee is responsible for safely moving, lifting and handling all supplies, equipment and patients, with assistance, up to 350 pounds. Safe lifting practice is expected in all areas of job performance and employees are responsible to request help whenever needed, regardless of the weight using available assistance, i.e. lifting devices or additional staff.
Visual acuity required to interpret data and supervise technical operations. Work involves talking with and/or listening to convey or exchange information; includes giving/receiving assignments and/or directions. Work involves using numerical skills to operate equipment.
Work involves exposure to communicable diseases, CRT (computer) equipment, blood and/or body fluids and electromagnetic energy.

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