Reports to designated department Supervisor/Manager/Director. Works with leadership and radiologists to provide, enhance and maintain high levels for image quality and patient safety. Assures customer satisfaction (interdepartmental, community and patient/family) with services. Performs and assists with MRI examinations and procedures under the direction of a Radiologist to produce exams which are used in medical diagnosis to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Follows established policies, procedures, exam protocols and regulations to promote patient safety and ensure a safe working environment in both modalities. Provides services to support inpatient, ED and outpatient imaging with ability to perform specialty imaging procedures (abnormal anatomy, congenital cardiac, and fetal imaging). Works in conjunction with the Sedation and Anesthesia departments to facilitate and ensure timely placement of add-on/ stat/urgent examinations. Assists and supports orientation and training of organizational staff, students, department personnel and new employees related to safety, patient preparations, job roles and proper procedures. Provides a friendly work environment for all staff and communicates effectively with all personnel. Evaluates MRI images for technical quality. Maintains and monitors MRI zoning to ensure safety for staff, and patients. Seeks guidance from management for unusual or unanticipated circumstances that require deviation from financial/operational policies, protocols and standards of practice. Provides charge/lead MRI Technologist coverage as trained and assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: Registered Technologist with one year experience in a Radiology/Diagnostic modality required. Certification as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required. Proficient with MRI principles and procedures as well as operation and maintenance MRI Scanners. Interpersonal skills necessary for effective communications and team work with physicians, clinical personnel, multiple departments; and patients/families. Analytical skills necessary to determine best method of providing requested radiographs based on the individual case and basic technical principles, ensuring clear undistorted radiographs. CPR Training required and/or must be obtained within 45 days of hire.