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