Magnetic Resonance Imaging [Mri] Technologist I Or II

Uconn Health Center Farmington , CT 06030

Posted 11 months ago

Excellence, Teamwork, Leadership and Innovation. These are the values that define UConn Health, and we are looking for team members that share these same values. Our top rated organization is looking to add two (2) part-time MRI Technologists to our growing team. If you have a background in this field, as well as a passion for customer and patient experience, we want to hear from you.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Individuals appointed in this classification initial perform procedures under limited supervision and independently with gained experience

  • Promotion from Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist level 1 to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist level II is based on attaining the level 2 requirements of two [2] years of MRI experience and documented satisfactory performance

SCHEDULE: Every Saturday or Sunday (8 hours per week), 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

At UConn Health, this classification is responsible for providing diagnostic patient care services through

the independent operation/utilization of complex imaging equipment to produce quality images.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies and procedures as prescribed by license practitioner integrating pertinent patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results in accordance with standards and protocols

  • Prepares IV site and administers IV contrast agents according to protocol

  • Prepares patient for procedure including taking a medical history, explaining process to patient and answering questions about the procedure

  • Correctly position patient for a successful imaging study, and works with Radiologist to protocol exams to ensure the appropriate exam is being performed

  • Assumes responsibility for patient's care, safety, and physical comfort while they are in your care

  • Complies with all safety policies and regulations and maintains safety for other and self

  • Prepares technical findings and contacts physician when required, according to established protocol

  • Maintains daily log of patients seen, keep track of patients' records; stores digital image data as appropriate and documents patient dose exposures

  • Maintains imaging equipment and work area cleanliness, and promptly reports equipment failures to appropriate personnel; maintains work area

  • Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patients' confidentiality

  • Assists with the daily operations of the MRI Laboratory, such as efficient patient flow, adequate availability of supplies, accurate billing data, and performs related clerical duties as required

  • Establishes and maintains ethical working relationship with healthcare team

  • Performs other related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Considerable knowledge of physiology and anatomy

  • Considerable knowledge of applicable diagnostic equipment, procedures and techniques

  • Knowledge of radiation safety, infection control and patient safety techniques and policies

  • Skills in social perceptiveness, learning strategies, critical thinking skills, active listening, instructional skills, reading comprehension and written/oral expression skills

  • Considerable interpersonal skills

  • Good hand-eye coordination

  • Detailed oriented

  • Ability to communicate effective (oral and written) with patient and health care team

  • Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic imaging information in each examination performed

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and health care team

  • Ability to serve various age group and show sensitivity to patient's multicultural needs

  • Ability to operate and navigate computerized clinical systems [e.g. PACS and RIS] and office applications [e.g. MS outlook and Word]

  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations

GENERAL EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Completion of an accredited radiography program or Associate degree in Science.

REQUIRED LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Must possess and maintain during employment both Radiography R.T. and Magnetic Resonance Imaging [MRI] certification/registry (MRI)(ARRT) by American Registry of Radiologic Technologist [ARRT]

  • Must possess and maintain during employment a Connecticut State license to practice radiography

  • Must possess and maintain during employment an active Basic Life Support [BLS] certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

Level 1: Must have at least one (1) year of experience working with 3T MRI equipment

Level II: Must have at least two (2) years of experience working with 3T MRI equipment

Why UConn Health

UConn Health is a vibrant, integrated academic medical center that is entering an era of unprecedented growth in all three areas of its mission: academics, research, and clinical care. A commitment to human health and well-being has been of utmost importance to UConn Health since the founding of the University of Connecticut schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine in 1961. Based on a strong foundation of groundbreaking research, first-rate education, and quality clinical care, we have expanded our medical missions over the decades. In just over 50 years, UConn Health has evolved to encompass more research endeavors, to provide more ways to access our superior care, and to innovate both practical medicine and our methods of educating the practitioners of tomorrow.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at www.ethics.state.ct.us


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