The MRI/CT Technologist is responsible for performing a patient safety assessment prior to and during the MRI /CT procedure, performing an age-specific patient assessment, preparing the room and the patient for the procedure. Performs a variety of imaging procedures, evaluates the quality of exam and performs image management. The MRI/CT Technologist provides education and communicates with the patient, family and other healthcare workers. The MRI /CT Technologist contributes to the efficient operation of the department, promotes the philosophy and ensures the quality and continuity of patient care.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the care and safety of patients undergoing treatment.
Understanding of how the MRI and CT scanners work in order to minimize hazards of electric shock, burns and extraneous radiation to patients.
Screen patients for MRI Safety prior to procedure performance.
Understands, describes, and uses MRI safety precautions including understanding the three main MRI hazards (Static Magnetic Field, Radio Frequency, and Time Varying Gradients).
Understands and describes the definitions of MR Safe, MR Conditional, and MR Unsafe pertaining to implanted devices in patients.
Ability to research an implanted device on the internet or through the manufacturer to see if it is Safe, Unsafe, or Conditional for MRI.
Ability to research, understand, and follow all conditions set forth by the manufacturer for a MR conditional device implanted in a patient.
Understanding of MRI Zones I-IV
Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions to obtain diagnostic images while reducing patient discomfort and motion.
Able to assess patient pain interfering with imaging procedure; makes appropriate physician contact for intervention
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Possesses and utilizes medical and surgical aseptic technique during invasive procedures. Start IV's, administer contrast as directed and per protocol.
Takes call on a rotating basis for evenings, weekends, and holidays when applicable.
Demonstrates computer skills for documenting the patient record in Meditech as well as how to navigate other health information systems/EMRs.
Is familiar with and maintains both departmental and procedural supplies by charging out what items were used.
Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed orders, documents, and diagnosis. Interacts professionally with staff, patients, and family.
Demonstrates proper use of MRI/CT scanners, independent workstations, patient monitoring equipment, PACS, archiving, power Injectors, and exam related supplies to meet established protocols.
Completes all work before clocking out and leaving. Performs all quality control checks, as prescribed. Maintains accurate QC logs, service records, etc.
Assists with scheduling of patients.
Performs highest quality imaging consistent with prescribed examination; documents any deviation.
Interacts professionally with patient/family.
Understands and practices proper use of all equipment; never operates equipment inconsistent with manufacturer's instruction.
Provides care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient. This includes pediatric, geriatric as well as the general population.
Contribute to the department's success through effective collaboration, active support of organizational initiatives, and achievement of personal and organizational goals.
Assist in identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement in patient satisfaction, patient safety, supply management, and labor costs.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict.
Adheres to dress code.
Completes annual educational requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements.
Wears identification while on duty.
Maintains confidentiality at all times.
Attends department staff meetings as required within the department.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work in designated time.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Coordinates efforts in meeting regulatory compliance, federal, state and local regulations and standards
Communicates and complies with the Benefis Health System Mission, Vision and Values as well as the focus statement of the department.
Complies with Benefis Health System Organization Policies and Procedures.
Complies with Health and Safety Standards and Guidelines.
Bachelor of Science degree is preferred, but not required. One year of radiologic/imaging experience.
Prefer specific experience and training in MRI/CT.
Graduation from an accredited school of Radiologic Technology. Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. ARRT's MRI and CT certification is preferred.
Current BCLS certification.
Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Current State of Montana License for Radiologic Technology required.
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