JOB SUMMARY: The MRI Technologist performs all MRI procedures in accordance with established department policies and procedures to ensure the best possible patient care services are delivered. Participates in on-call rotation.
1. Performs all magnetic resonance imaging procedures according to established department protocolsa. Performs appropriate volume of procedures according to patient load by shiftb. Ensures that the correct patient information and technical settings are entered prior to execution of the procedurec. Prepares and administers intravenous contrast media according to established protocolsd. Performs venipuncture using sterile techniquee. Demonstrates a working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomyf. Processes, records, and archives images for evaluation, interpretation, and maintenance purposesg. Completes filming of all cases in a timely fashion according to radiologists, requirementsh. Completes processes to send image data to PACS
2. Performs all tasks associated with the proper execution of a MR examination in accordance with the established department and hospital policies and proceduresa. Accepts assignments from supervisor in positive manner; recognizes and performs duties that need to be accomplished although not routineb. Restocks and maintains assigned work area/equipment in an orderly fashionc. Assists in movement of patients to and from wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, and imaging table (uses appropriate restraint devises as needed)d. Participates in on-call coverage as needed (displays flexibility, volunteers to work odd shifts as workload demands)3. Performs all assigned RIS transactions to ensure accurate patient and procedure information is recorded in a timely fashion for medical records and billinga. Completes patient exam in RISb. Reviews martial and exam charges, exits/corrects as necessary
4. Performs visual maintenance checks on all equipment used and reports all malfunctions to appropriate personnela. Performs quality assurance proceduresb. Provides clear concise information regarding mechanical problems and service needsc. Records all equipment downtime in department log and notifies appropriate personnel according to department proceduresd. Knowledge of MRI safety procedures of proper shutdown sequence of system5. Communicates with hospital staff and physicians in the performance of MR procedures to exchange pertinent patient informationa. Assists in scheduling of routine and emergency examsb. Handles calls with courtesy and efficiencyc. Communicates identified patient related problems with appropriate chain of command
6. Demonstrates competency in performing all procedures, age range from neonatal to geriatrica. Demonstrates capability of explaining procedure to patient, considers patient's comfort during procedure, understands emotional response when procedure is completedb. Demonstrates respect for patients right to privacyc. All matters handled in confidential mannerd. Ensures patient meets criteria for a safe MRI scane. Monitor's patients to detect signs of acute anxiety or clinical difficulties f. Abides by professional code of ethics
7. Assists to identify patient and family learning needs and provides pertinent information regarding the procedure that is appropriate for age and level of learning to the patient and significant othera. Evaluates patient history for MRI capabilityb. Provides verbal education regarding procedure performed that is appropriate for age and level of learning for the patient/significant other8. Completes all documentation forms as required by departmenta. Completes incident forms and risk management forms in timely mannerb. Completes patient education and discharge forms in timely mannerc. Completes all documents as required in MR department for patient log, education, patient history9. Contributes to a positive work environment and demonstrates teamworka. Demonstrates professional attributes and effective technical skills to satisfy job expectation
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P2):
- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.
- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P2):
- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.
- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.
- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P2):
- Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.
- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P2):
- Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.
- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P2):
- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.
- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.
- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
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