Jefferson Radiology Avon , CT 06001
The MRI Technologist provides excellent patient care by performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedures as ordered by the referring physician. The successful MRI Technologist is trained and proficient on all JR high field Siemens and GE MRI equipment and demonstrates best practices in MRI and patient care. The MRI Technologist is responsible for training and assisting new MRI Technologists.
Performs MRI exams as described in the procedure/protocol manual, consistently maintaining a high level of quality and productivity. Operates MRI equipment and computer systems, including Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archival & Communication System (PACS), with proficiency.
Reviews requisitions to determine proper study; Interview patients for medical history; prepares and positions patient for exams; administers IV contrast; employs proper pulse sequences and protocols to obtain images; monitors patient while scanning; reviews images for quality and abnormalities; completes documentation and file notations; works cooperatively with Radiologist.
Provides excellent care and service to patients.
Explains exams, contrast, positioning, etc to patients.
Exhibits proficient intravenous (IV) skills. Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxiety and obtain cooperation. Tracks patients from exam start to discharge, ensuring that stat exams are processed appropriately and expeditiously. In emergency situation, assesses patient's condition and assist radiologist as needed (i.e. with medicine or supplies).
Stocks supplies; maintains cleanliness of scan rooms and dressing rooms. Performs record keeping and data entry.
Responsible for the non-technical component of the protocol process, including: ensuring that the patient is properly prepped for exams, including blood work, allergies, contraindications, etc., monitoring missing requisitions, faxing transmissions to referring MD offices to obtain missing requisitions, ensuring that the requisition is completely filled out i.e. exam, clinical and signature authorization numbers match the exam ordered and codes are correctly entered, evaluating requisitions to ensure exam requested matches the exam ordered, verify that exams have been scheduled at the proper site, time slot and day and contacting the Customer Care Center for assistance with scheduling changes as needed.
Participates in various department duties and meetings necessary for patient-centered service.
RequirementsARRT, MRI and CPR (BLS) certification and 2 years prior clinical experience in high field MRI required. Must demonstrate ability to perform intravenous injections with proficiency.
Must possess excellent communication and patient care skills. Must possess computer experience.
Physical Requirements of the job: Must be able to lift 10 lbs. and up to 25 lbs. with assistance. Exposure to blood and body fluids.Apply On-lineSend This Job to a Friend
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