MRI Technologist - Short Hour, Largo Medical Center

Employer
KAISER
Location
Largo, MD
Posted
Jun 20, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Under the supervision of the Radiology Supervisor, performs a variety of MRI procedures and 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 ie 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. 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. Qualifications:Travel required to other MRI Centerswithin the DCSM/NOVA area. Every other Saturday and Sunday. Basic Qualifications: Experience - One (1) year experience as a MRI technologist or ARRT advanced certification registry eligible with two (2) years recent experience as a Radiologic technologist with ARRT required. Education - Graduate of an accredited radiology technology program or MRI Accredited Certificate program required. - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - ARRT advanced certification registry eligible required. - Current in ARRT or ARMRIT CEU requirements required. - 'Venipuncture competency check off' required within 3 months of hire. - Registered with the ARRT and MRI certified within 12 months of employment or have current ARMRIT Certification required. - Current CPR certification required. Additional Requirements: - 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. Preferred Qualifications: - N/A