MRI TECHNOLOGIST- LATROBE HOSPITAL- FULL TIME

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Job Summary:

Performs magnetic resonance exams to produce images of various anatomical parts and systems for diagnostic purposes as directed by radiologist.

Actively promotes a Lean work culture by performing team member duties to encourage consistent use of LEAN principles and processes, including continually seeking work process improvements. Recognizes the necessity of taking ownership of one's own motivation, morale, performance and professional development. Strives for behavior consistent with being committed to Excela's missions, vision and values.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Essential Functions: Defined as duties specific to the job, that, if removed, would change the entire purpose of the job; to include the Essential Physical Demands and Essential Working Conditions of this position.

- Core Essential Functions:

- Regular, consistent, on-site, and timely attendance.

- Collects pertinent data about the patient and the procedure.

- Reconfirms the patient's identification and verifies the physician's order.

- Assures that the proper screening protocol is completed prior to patient entering scan room.

- Provides information to patient about the procedure.

- Verifies the patient has consented to the procedure and answers any questions.

- Provides accurate explanations and instructions at an appropriate time and at a level the patient can understand

- Analyzes the information obtained during the assessment phase and determines optimal imaging parameters per diagnosis.

- Selects appropriate imaging coil and immobilization devices when needed

- Determines appropriate type of contrast to be administered.

- Properly positions patient in the MRI unit relative to the type of exam being performed.

- Provides hearing protection to the patient.

- Administers contrast agents according to established guidelines.

- Obtains written consent prior to IV contrast administration.

- Monitors patient during exam for adverse reaction to contrast media.

- Maintains constant communication with patient during procedure.

- Completes medication reconciliation documentation according to department guidelines.

- Using sterile techniques preps site and starts I.V. when applicable.

- Obtains optimum images during scan.

- Reformats images as needed to better visualize anatomy or pathology according to established guidelines.

- Sends images to PACS for interpretation by radiologist.

- Documents information about patient care, exam and patient history in appropriate record.

- Verifies correct order is entered into RIS.

- Documents appropriate patient history into PACS system.

- Documents any exceptions from the established guidelines.

- Scans appropriate documents into PACS system.

- Completes MRI screening form.

- Completes medication reconciliation documentation per department policy.

- Facilitates correspondence with all departments to assure procedures are done in a timely manner.

- Works with Centralized Scheduling, nursing units, and ER to accommodate STAT or ASAP orders.

- Response to emergency call per department procedures.

- Maintains equipment and workstation in optimum condition.

- Performs daily QC on MRI equipment.

- Assures adequate patient care and office supplies are maintained.

- Reports equipment malfunction to service provider.

- Implements downtime procedures as necessary.

- Coordinates rescheduling of patients during equipment downtime.

- Initiates established downtime procedures during HIS/RIS and PACS downtime.

- Participates in on-going MRI safety training

"Ability to perform the Essential Functions listed on the Physical Conditions and ability to perform the Essential Functions on the Working Condition chart (see attached chart)."

- Specialty Essential Functions:

None

- Marginal Functions: Defined as duties that are not essential in nature and do not take a considerable amount of time to complete (less than 10%).

- Attends department meetings as directed.

- Performs other duties as required.

- Required Skills and Knowledge: Minimum level of education, skills and abilities necessary in performing the job.

Education:

- Completion of a (JRCERT) accredited Radiologic Technology program recognized by ARRT.

Certification / Licensure / Regulation:

- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) approved curriculum of the American Heart Association (CPR and AED) program.

- PA Act 153 Clearances (Act 34-PA Criminal Record Check from the PA State Police system, Act 33-PA Child Abuse History obtained through the Department of Public Welfare, Act 73-FBI Fingerprint screening within 2 weeks of hire in order to meet 30 days of hire or transfer position requirement).

- Current MRI certification or ARRT registered technologist

Prior Experience:

- None Required

Other Skills and Abilities:

- Medical Terminology

- Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

- Sound judgment, problem solving skills, strong oral and written communication skills, ability to follow directions from other team members; works independently assigned duties.

- Ability to communicate with all members of the health care team

- Independent thinking and decision-making ability

- Proficient oral and written communication skills

- Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments

- Basic working knowledge of computers and office equipment

Preferred Factor:

These are job related enhancements that are preferred or would benefit the performance outcome of the job but are not essential or required for the job to exist.

- Previous Venipuncture experience

- MRI certification and/or one year of MRI experience

The above job descriptive information is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, as an employee may be assigned other duties other than described in this document.

- Essential Working Conditions:

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or 85 dB)

Use of Vibrating Tools

Operates Vehicle

Operates Heavy Equipment

Rarely

Rotates all shifts

Frequently

8 hour shifts

10 - 12 hour shifts

On Call

Overtime (more than 8 hrs. /shift, 40 hours/week)

Use of Lifting/Transfer Devices

Constantly

Mechanical Hazards

Protective Equipment:

Never

Hearing

Rarely

Respirator-Breathing Equipment

Eye

Head (hard hat)

Feet, Toes

Body

Frequently

Hands

Occupational Exposures:

Never

Paints (direct use of)

Dust (Sanding)

Ethylene Oxide

Cytotoxic Drugs (Chemo)

Mists

Wax Stripper (direct use of)

Ionizing Radiation

Lasers

Rarely

Chemicals (direct use of)

Radiation

Solvents

Frequently

Latex (Rubber, erasers, balloons, gloves, rubber bands, etc.)

Blood and Body Fluids

VII. Essential Physical Conditions:

Marginal

Frequently = (2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours or more) or 32 - 200 reps/shift

Essential

Occasionally = (1/4 to 2 1/2 hours) or 2 - 32 reps/shift

Constantly = (5 1/2 to 8 hours or more) or 200 reps/shift

Rarely = (Less than 1/4 hours) or 50 pounds

Rarely

50 pounds

Occasionally

10 - 19 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

30 - 49 pounds

Lifting: waist to shoulder level:

Never

50 pounds

> 50 pounds

Rarely

30 - 49 pounds

Occasionally

10 - 19 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

Lifting: shoulder to overhead:

Never

30 - 49 pounds

50 pounds

> 50 pounds

Rarely

10 - 19 pounds

20 - 29 pounds

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