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We are searching for an MRI Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll ensure quality routine and specialized radiographic procedures at the request licensed independent practitioner 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 and 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, radiologist 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 include your area of practice to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge and technical competence.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Checks room daily for adequate stock necessary to facilitate continuous exam flow. To maintain 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 risk to patient, self and others
- Follows procedure protocol including performance of venipuncture, and administration of prescribed mediations
- Expert knowledge of information management systems and HIPAA: demonstrates systems functionalities, accurately performs functions independently and serves as a resource to others
- 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
- 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 MR 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 including troubleshooting when necessary of the equipment, including automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
- Understanding of basic life support and medical terminology
- Must be courteous and supportive in dealing with patients, parents, nursing, faculty, administrative and departmental personnel so that excellent customer service and positive guest relations are achieved
- Must honor confidentiality
- Ability to independently scan patients by following the established protocols
- Demonstrates excellent verbal and written skills
- Ability to utilize basic office equipment
- Bilingual skills are preferred
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