Performs duties directly involved with producing high quality Magnetic Resonance Images; Must perform quality control checks daily. Selects proper coils for the various procedures requested; Calls for repairs and reports to supervisor when M.R.I. unit is not working properly; Properly screens all patients prior to procedure and ensures there are no contraindications; Evaluates all orders, verifies them with radiologist if needed, and ensures correct exam is performed. Properly screens all patients to ensure there are no contraindications for IV contrast. Responsible for interacting with hospital staff and/or nursing departments regarding patient care, concerns, and conflicts by identifying and assisting in the resolutions. Responsible and accountable for maintaining performance skills. Routinely works weekends, holidays, overtime, and/or on an on-call/call-back status, when needed. (This position summary contains the most relevant duties and responsibilities and does not exclude other assignments not mentioned.)
BLOOD-BORNE PATOGENS EXPOSURE CATEGORY (OSHA)
Category I: Exposed to blood-borne or potentially infectious material. __X __
Category II: Sometimes exposed to blood-borne or potentially infectious material. ______
Category III: Not exposed to blood-borne or potentially infectious material. ______
2 years prior Magnetic Resonance Imaging and/or Radiographer experience preferred.
Membership in related professional organization preferred.
ARRT Certification (M) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging preferred
Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHS's Compliance Program and Code of Conduct through compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct, attendance at required training and immediately reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the Compliance Officer.
EDUCATION / LICENSURE:
Graduate from an approved school in Radiologic Technology.
Licensed as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT) in the State of Texas)
ARRT Certification (R) (Technologists that are exempted from the ARRT certification must meet the requirement on Public Law 97-35.)
Must have and maintain current BLS certification, according to unit specific needs. Certification must be in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA, for Healthcare Provider's Program.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE
Minimum experience of performing extremities, thorax, abdomen, spine, skull exams.Some of these exams may be performed as portables.
Familiarized with utilizing a C-Arm
BCLS on hire
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Able to be trained in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Able to operate a power injector.
Able to perform various parts of the body from head to lower extremities.
Familiarized with contraindications for contrast or foreign objects in the body.
Able to utilize critical thinking to ensure the proper procedure is being performed.