This position is located in the Radiology section at the OKC VA Health Care System. As a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR), you will provide radiological technologist services primarily in the area of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Duties consist of the following: Ability to perform more complex exams and act as a contact point for other technologist when performing complex examinations. Communicate with radiologist about special needs/request and determine best course of action. Communicate with Radiologist about the need for changes in protocols, policy and procedures. Practices MRI safety in order to protect patients, staff and self. Is Level II MRI safety trained. Screens patients and staff before entering scan room. The incumbent must be aware of and practice the safety policies and procedures of the medical center and service, and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Works with MRI safety committee to make sure the facility adherers to VHA policy and Joint Commission guidelines for MRI safety. Participates in MRI safety committee. Properly identifies patients by adhering to medical center policies and archiving correct patient identifiers in the PAC System. Assures that general diagnostic/MRI patients are screened in advance for any contraindicating conditions according to radiology policy. Responsible to explain exams to patients and verify that the patient understands what is to be done and any hazard involved. Continually review new developments in MRI and general imaging in order to provide physicians and patients with the best possible examination. Schedule exams in a manner so as to optimize the MRI scanner and maintain flexibility to allow for emergency cases. This requires prioritization for scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the extreme emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery. Maintains a professional working relationship with radiology staff and staff from other services. Employs interpersonal skills in everyday functions in order to provide timely and accurate patient care. Prepares contrast materials which are used in MRI and general diagnostic studies. Improper use or administration of contrast increase adverse events for patients. This explains the magnitude of importance to understand the usage of contrast agents. The technologist must be continuously on alert Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 3pm-11:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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