MRI Specialist-The Woodlands

 
Position: MRI Specialist-The Woodlands

Job ID: 148771

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO PEDI RADIOLOGY-MAIN SUITE

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Monday-Friday 2p-10:30p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston, opened its doors in April 2017. Located in one of the fastest growing areas in north Houston, the hospital, which has a staff of over 600, has already provided thousands of patients with specialty care closer to home. The outpatient building, which opened in October 2016, includes 72 exam rooms and clinics for major pediatric specialties including cancer, cardiology, allergy/immunology/rheumatology and diabetes/endocrinology. The hospital’s inpatient building features the area’s only dedicated pediatric emergency center with 25 patient rooms, 32 acute care beds, four operating rooms, 12 radiology suites and 28 critical care rooms.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an MRI Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll ensure the quality of routine and specialized radiographic procedures at the request of licensed independent practitioners for interpretation by radiologists. You must integrate scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information, and recognize patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. You must possess, utilize, maintain, and enhance knowledge of MRI safety for protection for self, patients, and others. You will prepare, administer and document activities related to mediations in accordance with state regulations and institution policy. You will serve as a liaison between patients, radiologists and other members of the support team.  As a member of the health care team, you must participate in quality improvement processes and continually assess your professional performance. You also must think critically and must engage in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, personal knowledge and technical competence.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Checks room daily for adequate stock necessary to facilitate continuous exam flow and maintains appropriate inventory as indicated by posted par levels and supply lists
  • Assesses factors that may contraindicate the procedure, such as: medication contraindications, patient risk for reaction to medications, patient history, laboratory results, insufficient patient preparation, or artifacts
  • Provides information to patients, health care providers, students and the public concerning the role and responsibilities of individuals in the profession
  • Applies principles of MRI Safety, including use of technical factors according to technical specifications, to lower risk to patient, self and others
  • Follows procedure protocol, including performance of venipuncture, and administration of prescribed mediations
  • Has expert knowledge of information management systems and HIPAA: demonstrates systems functionalities, accurately performs functions independently and serves as a resource to others
  • Is responsible for quality control activities on the equipment and collaborates with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues
  • Ensures the patient is imaged in a safe environment, free of hazards
  • Positions self in challenging situations and responds with confidence, professionalism, and accuracy in the face of multiple demands and shifting priorities
  • Maintains positive lines of communication with radiologists, leadership, nursing, peers, staff and others


Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a formal diagnostic Radiology program
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology ARRT- R.T.(MR-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Radiography ARRT- R.T. (R-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists
  • Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification (CMRT) issued by the Texas Medical Board
  • Three (3) years of MRI experience
  • Knowledge of MRI physics and procedures
  • Understanding of MRI principles that are developmentally appropriate for ages 0 – adulthood
  • Ability to operate all required equipment, troubleshooting when necessary, including automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
  • Understanding of basic life support and medical terminology
  • Courteousness and supportiveness in dealing with patients, parents, nursing, faculty, administrative and departmental personnel so that excellent customer service and positive guest relations are achieved
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to independently scan patients by following the established protocols
  • Demonstration of excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment
  • Bilingual skills are preferred


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