At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?
This is a Full Time position at 40hrs per week located at Lake Forest Hospital. Schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday 12p-8:30p with on call and holiday rotations required.
The MRI Technologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
Administers gadolinium contrast intravenously, screens for allergies and contraindications.
Positions patient on examining table and places coil close to area of interest, follows exam protocols, reviews physician's orders and consults with radiologist on questionable orders/protocols.
Enters data such as anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified and position of entry into computer.
Communicates with patient before procedure to obtain history, explain risks and what can be expected; communicates during procedure to monitor safety and comfort.
Keys commands to specify MRI scan sequences and adjust parameters and slice positioning appropriate to the exam and patient anatomy.
Alerts patients and staff of danger of wearing or carrying metal near the magnet.
Views images of area being scanned on video display screen to ensure quality of images.
Ensures that patient (staff/visitor) completes the MRI screening form. Reviews written form, discusses verbally with patient for contraindications and signs form. Investigates and clears as safe any potential ferromagnetic foreign objects/implants before exposing the patient to the magnetic field.
Receives and reviews orders, coordinates schedule, prioritizes urgent exams and obtains wet reads.
Maintains and cleans work area and equipment; replenishes supplies as needed.
Adheres to MRI safety guidelines, policies and procedures. Controls and evaluates for safe entry of all persons, objects, supplies and equipment into the MRI environment.
Ensures all exams are ordered correctly in HIS/RIS and charged and tracked accurately.
Initiates service calls for equipment problems.