To perform routine and specialized examinations in MRI; adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. To adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.
Clinical Excellence/Patient Care
Performs MRI Procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging
Exhibits competency in performing MRI procedures
Evaluates the finished films to ensure appropriate identification and film quality are being submitted to the radiologists
Ensures patient comfort and safety (i.e. use of earplugs) to maintain quality care during the procedure
Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing
Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider's orders and hospital lab procedures/policies
Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function on both high field and low field magnet
Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software
Performs reasonable troubleshooting
Checks equipment for general safety and reports problems through appropriate channels
Knows terminology or jargon of high field, low field and Philips magnet
Performs support functions of the MRI/Medical Imaging Department
Promptly prepares films/paperwork, hang/take down films and take to doctors view to ensure timely turn-around of the exams.
Transport patients to and from the department as required
Promptly and accurately enter patient information into the HIS system
Coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient patient care
Ensures safe environment by monitoring people who come within 5 gauss line
Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues
Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of equipment
Assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists and students
Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedures
Displays a professional attitude toward coworkers fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment
Assists Lead Technologist in teaching MRI procedures to coworkers/students
Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.
Preferred or Specialized
Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.
Associate's Degree in the field(s) of Radiology
IEMA license (State of Illinois)
1-3 years of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills. Flexibility and the ability to work well with others are required. Stand-by call is also required
ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) Must be registered in Radiologic Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and must have documentation of this registry at the time of employment.
CPR - must have proof of current CPR certification or obtain within 90 days of employment
MRI certification preferred