University of Rochester MRI Technologist I - 223273 in Rochester, New York
MRI Technologist I
Strong Memorial Hospital
Part Time 24 hours Grade 094 Imaging Sciences Urgent Care
Setup and utilize all MRI equipment including imaging coils, patient monitoring systems, and related articles. Evaluate image quality by troubleshooting scanner or coil problems and scan parameters. Identifies and compensates for imaging artifacts. Reviews MRI registration and screening form thoroughly in order to confirm safe access into magnet room. Assists in training new MRI technologists and students. Performing all filming, archiving and PACS network data management for each patient scanned. Retrieves old MRI data for restoration and filming or networking. Master new techniques with each subsequent scanner upgrade. Maintains CE credits and ARRT/NYS license. Communicates all pertinent patient information to necessary staff.
Completion of formal training in an approved School of Radiologic Technology. Maintains current NYS licensure and ARRT certification with CE credits as required.
Systems and Equipment Used
Systems: Medical record (eRecord), PACS, Radiology Information System (RIS), patient transport, communication systems, web paging, telephone/fax, printers.
Equipment: Wheelchairs, Stretchers, Patient beds, MRI scanners of various platforms, Medrad Injector, patient transfer assist devices (slider boards, lifts, hover mats), Point of Care Testing (POCT), where appropriate.
Typical Assignments and Responsibilities
30% Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements. Educates patients/families regarding procedure to be performed. Demonstrates professional behavior/conduct in all interactions; fosters teamwork, efficient use of resources and quality patient outcomes. Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, providing explanations of procedures and answering questions.
25% Prepares patient for MRI procedures by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set technical factors. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring provider’s orders. Uses independent judgment and applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.
20% Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation. Maintains production and quality of MRI images by following established standards, orders, protocols and procedures
15% Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by adhering to MRI safety policies specific to our MRI Zones.
10% Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance
Demonstrates the Strong Commitment, ICARE values, and Global Behaviors in accordance with Patient Family Centered Care.
Communicates with patients, co-workers and families in a professional manner. Is reassuring and supportive using sincere words and appropriate body language.
Maintains NYS licensure, ARRT, and CPR/BLS certifications.
Adheres to all Imaging Sciences and University policies including but not limited to Attendance, Dress Code, Patient identification, Confidentiality/HIPPA, infection control, and Hazardous materials and safety policies.
Independently completes all required hospital mandatories including Health update, online courses and Mandatory in-service test.
Is aware of on-call schedule and obligations to provide coverage when necessary.
Works independently as well as a member of a team. Knows when to ask senior technologists for assistance.
Must have well developed verbal and written communication skills being able to interpret and provide clear instructions to the patient so that they understand the procedure.
Must create a positive interface between Imaging Sciences and all of its internal and external customers.
Practices appropriate infection control techniques before and after each patient exam.
How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
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