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Technologist, MRI - Imaging

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Chelsea
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Description - External

$5,000 sign on based upon eligibility plus $6/hr special weekend differential for Sat/Sun shifts!

Mass General Imaging in Chelsea has a 40 hour evening position (4 10s) and a part-time weekend role (special weekend diff included) position with limited holiday responsibilities. We are hiring for passionate and professional MRI technologists. Qualified technologists will be using the most advanced open MRI and 3R scanners for a full range of MRI exams while working on a two-tech model. Mass General Imaging in Chelsea offers the same support, resources and expertise that MGH is known for in a state-of-the-art outpatient imaging suite which has the only Open MRI in the Mass General Brigham healthcare system. MRI technologists are active team members that collaboratively work with technologists from other modalities to help coordinate care and provide the best patient experience possible.

The department currently closes on July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Mass General Imaging- Chelsea is conveniently located right off Route 1 before the Tobin bridge and offers free on-site parking for staff. This is a wonderful opportunity for technologists to work in a world class organization and facility where patient care, teamwork and education are our top priorities. Full job description below:

Under general supervision, performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance device that includes preparing patients, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images. Selects appropriate imaging protocol for patient studies. Performs quality assurance scans as required. Demonstrates the ability to work cohesively as a team member within the MRI Department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Includes preparing patient, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images.

Performs scheduled quality control procedures on MRI scanner and other related equipment. Records QA results as required. Reports any potential equipment related problems to supervisor as necessary.

Prepares for and performs intravenous injection of MR contrast agents including the use of the MR compatible power injector. Understands and can communicate the possible contraindications as well as monitor for and respond to adverse reactions to MR contrast agents. Records all information regarding contrast injections appropriately.

Inserts IV catheters as needed.

Performs point of care testing as needed.

Instructs patients and visitors in MR safety procedures.

Ensures adherence to safety practices by all persons entering the MRI area.

Reviews outpatient schedules to confirm exams have been protcoled and reviewed for potential contra-indications.

Reviews outpatient schedules to confirm exams have been protcoled and reviewed for potential contra-indications.

Reviews outpatient schedules to confirm exams have been protcoled and reviewed for potential contra-indications.

Acts as final check point for patient safety and protocol clarification.

Communicates with Radiologist for protocol clarification when necessary.

Uses designated department protocols. If issues are observed within the designated protocol, reports them to the site supervisor and/or Quality Assurance Manager

Assists in the instruction of visitors and medical staff rotating through the area. Explains patient procedures, processing, equipment operation, safety practices, etc.

Mentors new staff and fellow technologists as necessary.

Adheres to MGH "Good-To-Go" policies and practices.

Reviews the MRI patient procedure screening form with the patient and completes the MRI staff specific questions.

Utilizes departmental specific tools to confirm contrast dosing, and patient safety through the use of such tools as QPID, electronic dose calculators, image review (PACS) and other means designated by the department.

Maintains a neat work environment, including patient care areas, MR scan rooms, MR control rooms and reading areas.

Monitors appropriate inventory and par levels of necessary supplies and communicates with Manager / Supervisor.

Assists receptionist and other Department staff in various duties as necessary (i.e. scheduling and transporting patients, taking stock inventory, filing, etc.).

Develops knowledge of MR physics through on-the-job training, reading, etc., and keeps current on new developments in MR imaging.

Identifies hazardous system malfunctions; secures area and removes patients and personnel from magnet bay during emergency situations.

Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Mental/visual ability to operate complex electronic equipment and instrumentation and perform quality control procedures on equipment; ability to transfer patients to MR scan table and push table from prep room to exam room; must lift and transfer patients to stretchers, etc.

Must demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate care to various age populations

Must be able to read, write and effectively communicate in English

Qualifications - External

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS:

Preferred:

Radiation Licensure in the state of Massachusetts

Certifications:

Required:

BLS

R.T.(MR)

EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of 1 year of experience

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Chelsea , Technologist, MRI - Imaging, Other , Chelsea, Massachusetts

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