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MRI Tech Assistant

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Radnet Towson , MD 21204

Posted 3 months ago

Job Summary:

Provides assistance to technologists and radiologists. Runs the darkroom and develops x-ray film. May also assist in MRI, filing, or front desk operations.

Schedule:

PRN or As Needed. To cover shifts M-F 8a-4:30p, Saturday 7a-3p, or Sunday 7a-3p at St. Joseph's Medical Center out and inpatent locations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Greets patients with courtesy and respect; introduces self; describes procedures; puts patients at ease.

  • Administers oral contrast to patients and provides instructions as needed under direction of technologist.

  • Practices universal medical precautions.

  • Keeps patient information confidential.

  • Must appear friendly to all customers and patients at all times.

  • Responds to requests and questions efficiently, effectively and in a positive fashion.

  • Handles upset or irate individuals professionally and courteously.

  • Portrays self-control when under stress; remains professional in all situations.

  • Ensures trust by presenting a neat and professional image; personally, in the waiting area and diagnostic room.

  • Remains aware of appointment delays and changes to schedules.

  • Processes film by placing on film tray of automatic processor.

  • Refills/loads empty cassettes with correct film size and type.

  • Maintains necessary light-tightness in darkroom at all times.

  • Keeps film level stocked in film bin.

  • ID's film with pertinent patient information accurately.

  • Maintains cleanliness of darkroom.

  • Duplicates film as requested.

  • Reports any processor or related component malfunctions.

  • Checks level of chemicals and maintain proper levels.

  • Assists QC coordinator with densitometry and sensitometry daily.

  • Participates in QC program as directed by team leader.

  • Adheres to all OSHA regulations and universal precautions.

  • Accurately and correctly hangs all satellite films on the light board.

  • Organizes all satellite films and coordinates the necessary paperwork for the radiologist.

  • Ensures that all necessary comparison films are hung and we have the appropriate reports.

  • Compiles processed films, film packet, patient control documents, contrast media release form and any other related documents.

  • Delivers complete study along with accurate and complete paperwork to reading room for interpretation.

  • Hangs and removes studies on view boxes as needed.

  • Organizes and prioritizes paperwork flow.

  • Serves as courier (when needed) to deliver and/or retrieve reports, films or supplies.

To Patient Services Rep

  • Greets patients and provides completed paperwork as needed

  • Collects encounter forms, co-payments, insurance information as needed

  • Answers phones and schedules patients for exams when necessary

  • Assists in handling of imaging reports

To Technologists

  • Brings patients back to dressing booths and provides proper gowning directions

  • Assists in lifting and transferring physically challenged patients to and from exam tables

  • Completes portion of the paperwork process for technologist when necessary

To the Radiologists

  • Loads and unloads motorized film viewer

  • Removes film jackets and related paperwork from reading room

  • Phones or faxes stat reading when requested

  • Proofreads patient reports as necessary

  • Delivers report to referring physician when applicable

PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the position described above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Requirements (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills

  • Must be very detail oriented.

  • Must be able to assist in lifting patients onto table.

Education & Experience

Requirements:

The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by a high school diploma or equivalent.

Quality Standards

  • Communicates, cooperates, and consistently functions professionally and harmoniously with all levels of supervision, co-workers, patients, visitors, and vendors.

  • Demonstrates initiative, personal awareness, professionalism and integrity, and exercises confidentiality in all areas of performance.

  • Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies and procedures.

  • Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality standards at all times.

  • Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.

  • Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods, and systems.

  • Reports to work regularly as scheduled; consistently punctual with respect to working hours and lunch schedules, and maintains satisfactory personal attendance in accordance with RadNet guidelines.

  • Completes job responsibilities in a quality and timely manner.

Physical Demands

This position often requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms, using hands and fingers, handling or palpating, speaking, listening, and high-level cognition. Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds, occasionally. All employees are to assist and participate as members of a lift assistance team (for special accommodation patients or any patient requiring assistance onto a table or equipment placement) to initiate or complete an exam or procedure.

Working Environment

Technologists work in an outpatient medical office setting with low to moderate noise level.


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