MRI Technologist ( Job Number: 159036 )
Kaiser Permanente - McLean, VA

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Under the supervision of the Radiology Supervisor, performs a variety of MRI procedures & departmental support functions.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs MRI examinations of the brain, body, spine and extremities on patients of all ages effectively adjusting scanning parameters for different patient body habitus.
  • Selects and modifies technical factors to enhance images; uses flare and SAT imaging techniques.
  • Determines appropriate equipment for scanning up to but not limited to body coils.
  • Identifies gross pathology in the human body and adjusts T1 and T2 scanning parameters to provide pertinent information for interpretation.
  • Adjusts parameters of equipment to minimize risk factors to self and patient.
  • Effectively performs Diffusion studies, MR Angiograms, reformats and MIP imaging.
  • Performs specialized exams i.e. MRA runoffs and post arthrogram work ups.
  • Effectively uses magnetic resonance and adjusts parameters to minimize exposure to patient and self.
  • Follows established protocols and effectively uses scanning techniques to include, window and contrast levels, scanning time sequences, scanning delays, scanning thickness, FOV, scout images, reformatting, image reconstruct and 3-D image reconstruct.
  • Photographs, archives and retrieves images.
  • Is certified to start and remove IV lines for contrast studies per established departmental policy and procedure.
  • Identifies and responds to IV contrast reactions up to and including calling emergency personnel.
  • Proficient in the use of an IV Contrast Power Injector.
  • Identifies each patient, reviews each patient's requisition and previous studies for consistency (examination ordered/clinical diagnosis), and records pertinent data on MRI requisition at all times.
  • Responsible for performing comprehensive screening of patients and other individuals before allowing them to enter the MR system room.
  • Effectively explains, knows, and informs anyone entering the MR system room the danger associated with implants and devices, in addition to pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and loose objects.
  • Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.
  • Identifies anatomical orientation on all required images and ensures proper film identification on all images.
  • Maintains daily patient MRI "log" documenting correctly and accurately patient information to ensure the quality of patient care: patient's full name, patient's member number, patient's physician, type and amount of contrast used, and examination performed.
  • Demonstrates ability to organize patient care and set priorities by providing critical care first and by implementing the physician's orders.
  • Performs proper computer skills and shows working knowledge of patient orders, status changes, patient charges and profiles.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

Basic Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of experience as a MRI technologist or ARRT advanced certification registry eligible with two (2) years of recent experience as a Radiologic technologist with ARRT required.
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Graduate of an accredited radiology technology program or MRI Accredited Certificate Program required.
  • Registered with the ARRT and MRI certified within 12 months of employment or have current ARMRIT Certification required.
  • ARRT advanced certification registry eligible required.
  • Current in ARRT or ARMRIT CEU requirements required.
  • Current CPR certification required.
  • "Venipuncture competency checks off" required within 3 months of hire.
  • Required to stand, push, pull and lift patients.
  • Must be able to adjust routine to accommodate patient or department without affecting departmental flow.
  • May be required to left objects heavier than 50 pounds, perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, walk and stand for prolonged periods, see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises.
  • Position requires ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption and attend to tasks for 20 to 45 minutes at a time.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of customer focused service requirements of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with members and coworkers.
  • Proficiency in applicable computer software.

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