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MRI Technologist

Company: DCH
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

PERFORMANCE PLANNING

He/she must have an enhanced knowledge in the area of MRI. They must have the specific expertise and skills necessary for maintaining a safe MRI environment daily. They must know basic anatomy, physiology and physics as it pertains to MRI patient care.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

* Provides imaging services and transportation to patients of all ages; including neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. Provides patients and families with thorough explanations and adequate communication.
* Upholds all safety standards related to assigned position. Follows the established protocols, practices and guidelines for assigned area of expertise to provide quality service. Observes JCAHO standards.
* Prioritizes customer and patient satisfaction and utilizes AIDET principles. Works with other departments, modalities and personnel to provide above average care to patients and families.
* Practices good stewardship with supplies, equipment and department resources to assist in maintaining the financial viability of the DCH Health System.
* Practice MRI zone safety and observes all screening processes.
* Knowledgeable in MR language and in scheduling of MR patients.
* Administers contrast/medications to all assigned patients according to policy and procedure.
* Understands clinical history, supply and exam charges. Follows billing practices.
* Correlates clinical history with the exam(s) being performed.
* Participates in MRI QC and completes appropriate documentation for all MRI equipment.
* Performs duties necessary to maintain accreditation.
* Works with the manager/supervisor/staff to control and maintain inventory and supplies and communicates problems and supply needs as required.
* Understands, utilizes and takes responsibility for the care, cleaning and maintenance of all imaging, transport and office supplies, equipment and software as required by assigned area.
* Instructs and supervises student technologists and new employees as assigned.
* Any job assignment requiring call during off duty hours becomes part of that duty and will be compensated as is customary for the hospital.
* A charge tech or lead tech when assigned must facilitate and coordinate services for their area of assignment and serve as a contact person for radiologist, physician's offices and other departments within the DCH System. Keep other shifts informed of any changes in protocol, equipment issues and other functions that may impact the shift/department. Monitor the functions of the area of expertise and/or imaging department needs as necessary.
* Per Diem staff must work one holiday in a calendar year and at least once during a 90 day period. Per Diem staff must notify the person in charge of any unavailability. If after four requests are made with a per diem employee declining work; that employee's per diem position will be reviewed and removed from payroll. Per Diem staff must submit a two-week notice of resignation.
* Functions proficiently in specified area with little or no supervision.

DCH Standards:

* Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
* Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook. Fulfills education requirements for assigned position including DCH Health System and Imaging required CBT's, in-services, meetings and educational sessions.
* Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self.
* Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. Responds timely to all forms of communication
* Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
* All other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

* Must be efficient in the use of imaging equipment in the area of expertise, office equipment and related material essential to good patient care, imaging exams and Synapse.
* Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English.
* Must fulfill the graduation and registration requirements as follows:

Radiologic (Diagnostic/Fluoroscopy), Computed Tomography (CT), Interventional Radiology (IR), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Technologist).

Graduate of a JRCERT approved school of radiologic technology. Must have current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography or be registry eligible. Registration is required within one year of graduation of a JRCERT approved school of radiologic technology.

MRI (MR) - ARRT MRI registry eligible or MR registration preferred. Formal education or previous on-the-job training recommended.

MR Technician - Must have six months of on-the-job training to include a Medical Director approved off-site instruction course of one or two weeks, followed by a three-month probation.

WORKING CONDITIONS

WORK CONTEXT

* Interpersonal Relationships
* Contact with others
* Electronic mail
* Frequency of Conflict Situations
* Face-to-Face Discussions
* Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
* Telephone
* Work With Work Group or Team


* Physical Work Conditions
* Awkward Positions
* Exposed to Disease or Infections
* Indoors, Environmentally Controlled
* Physical Proximity
* Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body
* Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls


* Structural Job Characteristics
* Consequence of Error
* Freedom to Make Decisions
* Frequency of Decision Making
* Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results
* Importance of Being Exact or Accurate



PHYSICAL FACTORS

* Physical Abilities
* Dynamic Flexibility
* Extent Flexibility
* Gross Body Coordination
* Gross Body Equilibrium
* Stamina
* Static Strength
* Trunk Strength


* Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
* Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.
* Physical presence onsite is essential.

OTHER JOB FACTORS

* Work Styles
* Adaptability/Flexibility
* Analytical Thinking
* Attention to Detail
* Concern for Others
* Cooperation
* Dependability
* Independence
* Initiative
* Integrity
* Self-Control
* Social Orientation
* Stress Tolerance


* Work Values
* Achievement
* Independence
* Relationships
* Working Conditions



KEY WORD SEARCH

Radiology, MRI, Magnetic Resonance

Keywords: DCH, Tuscaloosa , MRI Technologist, Other , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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