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MRI Technologist

Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
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Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : April 19, 2021 | Expires : June 18, 2021

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Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • The MRI technologist performs and assists with diagnostic MRI applications. To use technology to create high definition, three-dimensional pictures of organs and tissues inside the body that will allow physicians to diagnose patients.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Graduate from an approved American Medical Association (AMA) school of Radiologic Technology required.

    • Experience
      • Completion of a MRI Externship through an approved MRI school required.
      • Prior Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) experience preferred.

    • License/Certifications
      • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered in Radiologic Technology required.
        • ARRT registered in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) required.
        • Technologists who are Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) board eligible will be considered with the understanding that registry will be passed within 6 months.
      • Required Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact with customers, patients, family, physicians, co-workers and hospital personnel.
      • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once, prioritize workload and organize workflow.
      • Possess a working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, and understand the basis of computer operation.
      • Knowledge of MRI principles and concepts.
      • Proficient with working with patients of all ages (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and elderly).
      • Required to perform venipuncture for injections and IV management for power injector use.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Standing
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
        • Walking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Exposure to high magnetic fields (up to 3 Tesla) and radiofrequencies
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Quality & Safety
        • Follows manufacture's recommendations for quality control of imaging equipment.
        • Practices appropriate communication skills to the patient to enhance the quality and timeliness of the performed exam.
        • Adjust communication style to age and comprehension of the patient to ensure high quality images and exams.
        • Understands and implements the appropriate computer processes to optimize image and exam quality.
        • Ability to apply clinical imaging protocols and positioning techniques specific to the pediatric patient.
        • Regularly evaluates patient positioning and image quality during exam to ensure proper technique is applied per Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) department standards.
        • Maintains applicable logs and required documentation as it relates to policy and procedure.
        • Uses Cerner, Powerscribe, and PACS consistently and effectively to document and complete all tasks.
        • Participates in image quality and process improvement initiatives routinely.
        • Maintains a clean and safe work environment at all times.
        • Routinely screens the patient for safety precautions, educates them on the exam to be performed, and documents in the electronic medical record (EMR).
        • Routinely educates and screens all ancillary staff and visitors regarding the magnet environment and applies appropriate policy and procedure.
        • Provides timely response to a call or page from the Hospital regarding an emergency exam when on active on-call status.
        • Adheres to the department on-call policy and uses appropriate communication to ancillary staff and the Radiologist during the on-call process.
        • Uses and understands the process and procedure for transmitting images for the Teleradiology services.

      • Heightened Focus on Efficiency
        • Understands and implements the most appropriate imaging protocol for the ordered exam to demonstrate the anatomy and pathology to the Radiologist's expectation.
        • Communicates pertinent information to the Radiologist for assisting with appropriate patient and protocol management.
        • Applies accurate positioning techniques to ensure appropriate visualization of anatomical structures for diagnostic interpretation by the Radiologist.  
        • Actively uses continuing education opportunities to enhance clinical competency.
        • Understands and performs the appropriate image quality assurance protocol, troubleshoot problems, and rectify quality issues.
        • Routinely communicates with Supervisor on matters that include disruption of normal workflow, personnel issues, and patient concerns or complaints.
        • Understands, promotes, and supports the department scheduling and accessibility goals as it relates to patients and referring Physicians.
        • Maintains a clean and safe work environment at all times.
        • Routinely screens the patient for safety precautions, educates them on the exam to be performed, and documents in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) as needed.
        • Routinely educates and screens all ancillary staff and visitors regarding the magnet environment and applies appropriate policy and procedure.
        • Demonstrates responsiveness and timely responses in a timely manner to added assignments.
        • Voluntarily assists with filling in for other department roles as needed.
        • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours, and on-call responsibilities.
        • Uses Kronos consistently and effectively.

      • Clinical Enrichment
        • Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College Standards.
        • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
        • Provides leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience as appropriate.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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