MRI Technologist Weekend 7A-7P

St Luke's University Health Network Stroudsburg , PA 18360

Posted 3 weeks ago

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees.

The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

JOB TITLE: MRI Technologist-Weekends

DEPARTMENT: Radiology/MRI

REPORTS: Manager/Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY

Performs MRI examinations on patients based on department procedures and under direction of

department Section Chief and Manager. The position will require a significant degree of

judgment in the performance of assigned duties. The intent of this job description is to provide a

summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a

detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

WORK PERFORMED

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.Responsible for the successful technical continuity of care for patients receiving MRI studies.

2.Communicates to radiologists clinical observations made during MRI examination. Presents

clinical history as recorded on appropriate documentation to radiologist.

3.Demonstrates competency in venipuncture skill for patients requiring contrast administration

during MRI studies.

4.Demonstrates competency in the knowledge of the RIS/HIS modules appropriate to their job

responsibilities.

5.Assists in gathering, recording data and serving as committee member for Radiology Quality

Assurance/Performance Improvement program.

6.Accurately adheres to downtime procedures to assure appropriate information is available

resulting in excellent continuity of care for patients.

7.Maintains responsibility for own professional development through active participation in

inservices and/or continuing education programs.

8.Provides educational information to the patient regarding their examination.

9.Accountable for quality of digital images sent to PACS. Verify correct patient is selected

from worklist, ensures accuracy of Medical Record information prior to being sent to PACS.

Entity

Network

Job Class

Code Number

809



  1. Reviews patient safety checklist prior to patient's study.

  2. Annual peer review of images meets department standards.

  3. Responsible for the success of the department to achieve Press Ganey goal. Every patient


should receive patient education and your personalized business card. Apology cards should

be sent or given to all patients when we do not meet their expectations.



  1. Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/Entity as well as the

proper release of information.



  1. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and

environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.



  1. Demonstrates/models the Network's Service Excellence Standards of Performance in

interactions with all customers (internal and external).



  1. Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical

Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.



  1. Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient

use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.



  1. Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.

  2. Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and


development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

1.Assures that the quality control is completed on equipment.

2.Assists with some secretarial duties and documentation required pertaining to MRI services.

3.Maintains necessary inventory of supplies needed to perform MRI exams. Maintains

readiness and cleanliness of equipment and exam room.

4.Assists in lifting and transporting patients.

5.Care for patient's needs while in the department.

6.Other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICIAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Frequent use of fingers and hands to operate equipment and chart information. Sitting for up to 5

hours in 50 minute increments. Standing and walking for up to 3 hours in 15 minute increments.

Pushing, pulling and lifting of patients up to 400 pounds with assistance. Occasional stooping,

lifting and raising arms above shoulder level. Lifting and moving of objects of up to 30 pounds.

Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to normal vision. Must not have

any metal implants or pacemaker, which would be a contraindication to work around the MRI

magnet.

POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:

1.Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive dust and temperature.

2.Normal patient care environment with frequent exposure to excessive noise.

3.Continuous exposure to infection and/or contagious diseases when working with patients

(risk minimized by adherence to universal precautions).

4.Potential risk for back injury due to lifting (risk minimized using body mechanics techniques

according to the guidelines and inservices established by the Hospital Safety Officer).

5.Minimal exposure to hazardous chemicals (risk minimized by adherence to Right-to-Know

Laws).

6.Frequent exposure to electrical equipment (risk minimized by adherence to electrical safety

procedures).

7.Continuous exposure to strong magnetic field when working with patients (risk minimized by

magnetic safety instructions program).

8.Frequent exposure to latex products.

9.Exposure to needle sticks (risk minimized to adherence to safety procedures).



  1. Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to

patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate

respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC

(enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a

particulate respirator.

SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Impervious gowns, gloves, shoe

covers, mask, cap, Needleless system, Patient transfer board.

MOST COMPLEX DUTY: Performing MRI studies efficiently and communicates well with

patients. Effectively respond to contrast reactions.

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Supervised by

Manager/Supervisor.

COMMUNICATIONS: Must be able to communicate effectively with department staff,

hospital staff, radiologists, physicians, patients and family members.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Needs to exhibit excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to

work independently with minimal clinical supervision.

QUALIFICATIONS)

(MINIMUM)

EDUCATION: Graduate from an ARRT recognized education program, or ARRT or ARMRIT

registered, or ARRT or ARMRIT registry eligible. NJ staff must be registered before date of

hire. Advanced MRI registry required within 1 year of hire.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience as a staff technologist preferred. 1-year

experience as an MRI technologist preferred. History of computer usage experience required.

Current CPR certification required before completion of orientation.

WORK SCHEDULE: Day shift with middle shift, night shift, weekends and holidays as

required based on the needs of the department. On Call for emergencies.

REVISED: 4/03, 12/09, 5/11, 3/13, 10/15, 3/17

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.

Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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