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MRI Technologist, Part-Time/20 Hours

Company: Trinity-Health
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Rotating ShiftDescription:Must have availability on 1st and 2nd shift, varying shift with weekend and holiday rotation.GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSEThe MRI Technologist is responsible for reviewing the Physician Order and reason for exam, preparing the patient, positioning, and performing MRI imaging of patients. The MRI Technologist demonstrates an advanced functional knowledge of MRI/MRA and related clinical indicators for exams to be performed. The MRI Technologists may adjust scanning protocols based on the anatomy/physiology presented during the scan. The MRI Technologist works closely with MRI leadership and the Radiologist to produce the most diagnostic images possible in accordance with the department protocols. Administers contrast media required per specific diagnostic protocols. The MRI Technologist may also assist the physician/APP with the performance of MRI-guided invasive procedures. Performs a variety of technical procedures requiring independent judgment, with integrity and initiative and be able to work with minimum supervision.SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCECompletion of an accredited MRI Technologist programAdvanced certification in MRI by ARRT or ARMRIT; OR MRI Registry-eligible with certification within one year of hireMaintain Continuing Education credits (24 CEU in two period) and other requirements to maintain ARRT certification.Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificationOne year MRI experience preferredMust have good working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomyMust be proficient in venipunctureMust know methods to set up and operate MRI equipmentMust be very conscientious and detail oriented person with excellent communication skills and demonstrate excellent customer service skills to deal effectively with patients, and various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers, and community groupsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSReviews patient's charts/requisitions and results from previous procedures, records patients' medical information and explain the procedure to be performed on the patient using laymen terms, care, courtesy and tact. Reviews request for MRI procedures, patient history, preparation recommendation, and department guidelines to determine appropriate diagnostic images, anatomical regions to be examined, procedure and protocol to be followed. Interacts with radiologist and referring physicians to ensure that the correct procedure is done. Performs diagnostic procedures by placing and position patients on the appropriate scanning table. Adjusts, manipulates and control, computerized and digital imaging equipment and accessories demonstrating and applying knowledge of techniques, procedures protocol, processes total body anatomy to provide studies for interpretation. Screens patient for safety when receiving IV contrast in accordance with policy. Administers injections of contrast media for examinations following established sterile technique and methods. Is trained to identify and monitor patients for adverse reactions to contrast media. Operates various peripheral equipment, including but not limited to, laser disc drives, magnetic type unites, contrast injection, pulse oximetry, film processing units/CD burners. Monitors patient condition before, during and after performance of diagnostic procedures, recognizing changes that may require further action up to and including emergency actions, and is able to initiate the appropriate response. Appropriately screens each patient for metal hazard, to reduce potential injury to patient when exposed to high strength magnetic fields. Monitors the MRI environment to ensure the area is secure, and restricted to screened patients and personnel only. Ensures work areas and equipment are maintained and in a clean, orderly condition, tests equipment and maintains weekly QA log reporting operational and functional instrumentation problems to the appropriate management personnel. Instructs assists and demonstrates equipment operation as well as department operation for radiology students and less advanced health center radiology personnel. Notifies appropriate personnel immediately of equipment malfunctions and needed repairs. Diagnose minor software problems and initiates appropriate computer command to solve them. Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending seminars, conferences or continuing educations programs. Works in conjunction with department physicians and Radiology management to improve overall staff/customer education by in services, article distribution, public speaking engagements and on-one-on-one training sessions. Assumes the group leader function in designated area and oversees the activities of peers in absence of Lead Technologist and report to the Radiology Manager directly. Adapts to and cooperates with schedule change by maintaining excellent working relations with other members. Assists in transporting patient when necessary. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Uses two patient identifiers, history, and previous procedures to produce the right scan at the right time. Provides quality patient care by considering age specific, developmental, and cultural needs through competent clinical practice.In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice. In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in ongoing education and communication regarding revenue management. In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring or equipment to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed. In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity-Health, Chelsea , MRI Technologist, Part-Time/20 Hours, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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