PURPOSEWill utilize magnetic resonance imaging scanners to capture specific images ordered by a physician to aid in patient diagnosis. MRI techs must be able to closely follow a physician's instructions, prepare and operate MRI equipment, position patients correctly and effectively record the requested diagnostic images. JOB RELATIONSHIPReports to Lead MRI Technologist and/or Department Director.QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Graduate of AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology. Responsible for continuing education credits as mandated by the ARRT for licensure. Licensure: ARRT(R)(MR).Experience: Minimum of one year as a MRI technologist preferred.HOURS OF WORKAs scheduled by Department Director to ensure appropriate coverage of department services. Must be able to work weekends as scheduled. Participates in on-call requirements as per department policy.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSExerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Positional tasks may include frequent walking, standing, kneeling, crouching, stooping and dexterity. WORKING CONDITIONSThis job classification has routine occupational exposure to infectious diseases, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous chemicals, noxious odors, latex and musculoskeletal injuries.REQUIRED YEARLY INSERVICES Fire Safety; Electrical Safety; Hazardous Materials; Infection Control; Body MechanicsI. Productivity/Fiscal ResponsibilityUtilizes appropriate resources to complete assignment within allocated time period.Adapts to changes in volume/acuity demands. Remains calm in crisis situations.Adheres to Attendance and Tardiness Policy.Supports responsible staffing decisions (cancels, places staff on hold/on call, calls in on hold/on call staff appropriately).Demonstrates efforts to eliminate waste.Reports to work on time and is ready to start work.Consistently utilizes Kronos system to document hours of work.Demonstrates problem solving ability using appropriate resources.Commitment to TeamServes as a resource as needed in an effective manner to unit and other departments.Is supportive of administrative decisions.Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation, works well with others.Is flexible in meeting staffing and scheduling requirements of the department.SafetyHas working knowledge of the operation of Department or seeks guidance from appropriate personnel.Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel and correctly completes work order.Assures safe and clean environment. Keeps hallways clutter free and rooms neat.Utilizes standard precautions by wearing protective equipment (goggles, gowns, gloves and uses correct handwashing techniques).Performance ImprovementConsistently strives to improve performance.Makes suggestions for improvement.Is receptive to new ideas.Is cognizant of age specific, cultural and physical needs of customer in providing service.Communications/Customer ServiceMaintains confidentiality of all patient/other information.Gives accurate and concise reports.Keeps the Department Director informed on reportable situations and department needs.Interacts with patients, doctors and visitors with grace and tact. Gains patient/family confidence.Personal and Professional Growth & DevelopmentAttends and participates in staff meetings or reads minutes.Participates in unit/department orientation/preceptorships.Accepts responsibility for assessment of self-learning needs and identifies resources to accomplish continued personal and professional development.Actively participates in hospital and department committees as assigned.Attends all mandatory inservices annually.Makes independent decisions.Requires minimum supervision.Displays professional pride.Demonstrates an understanding of and adherence to HCA’s Code of Conduct.Conduct reflects HCA’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct. Job FunctionsPrepares MRI scanner and performs quality control tests. Monitor inventory of supplies and maintain room cleanliness and neat appearance.Perform all MRI procedures in strict accordance with currently approved practices as outlined in department policy and procedure manual and comply with all applicable federal, state, local and other regulatory requirements.Obtain quality MRI images of patients. Demonstrates competence in following established scanning protocols and exercises ability to adjust protocols as required.Operates MRI scanner safely and competently. Ensures patient safety by screening for contraindications such as, but not limited to, cardiac pacemakers, sheet metal fragments, shrapnel, jewelry, wallet, metal prosthesis, etc. Controls the flow of patients within the section, in an efficient and timely fashion. Performs all exams within allocated timeframe.Utilizes supportive protective and immobilization devices as required for patient safety and comfort.Render patient care in a professional and courteous manner. Explain all procedures to the patient and evaluate care as it pertains to physical assessment and emphasize need for patient to tolerate enclosed space of magnet bore. Coordinates the MRI exam with the appropriate medical unit to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.Reviews each exam for technical accuracy and identifies anatomical orientation on all images. Identifies each patient and reviews the requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis. Assures that all images are transmitted correctly to PACS for radiologist viewing.Demonstrates practical application of age-related factors.Reports any significant problems related to patient, physicians, procedures, housekeeping, maintenance, supplies, or personnel to the Lead Technologist and/or Department Director.Demonstrates competency in IV access and IV contrast administration.Cares for patients while they are in Radiology Department by checking IV's, catheters, tubing airways, and patient monitoring equipment.Utilize proper sterile techniques in setting up and performing interventional procedures.Properly administers preparations to patients for exams per protocol.Performs resconstructions/3-D imaging and MR per protocol.Maintains continuing education credits for ARRT licensure.Demonstrates competency in operating the power injector in a safe manner per department protocol.Properly enters charges for exams in RIS (Meditech) in a timely manner.Takes call as assigned by Lead Technologist.Demonstrates willingness to assist in additional duties.
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