Community Hospital MRI Tech, PRN in Grand Junction, Colorado
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for providing patient care in accordance with the hospital mission, goals, rules and policy and procedures guidelines.
Responsible for adhering to the Service Excellence Standards.
Responsible for making sure all equipment necessary is on and operational prior to performing patient procedures.
Responsible for properly greeting patients, verify two patient identifiers, proper exam and diagnosis and verify provider?s order prior to performing exams or procedures.
Responsible for reviewing patient safety questionnaire in safety zone 3 and verify that the patient is free of all metallic and implanted devices that are contraindicated for MRI in zone 4.
Responsible for maintaining safety for all personnel, patients and equipment entering the magnetic field by visually checking and using the detection wand to determine presence of ferrous objects.
Provide answers or follow up for patient concerns or questions they may have regarding exams or procedures.
Responsible for cleaning and stocking rooms after every exam.
Responsible for cleaning all equipment after every use (scanner, table, counters, operators console, workstations, injectors, wheelchairs, etc.).
Responsible for maintaining all necessary certifications (ARRT, BLS, etc.) required for position. ARRT (R) and ARRT (MR).
Responsible for maintaining 12 category A CE credits per year.
Answering the phone by the third ring as needed.
Providing help to all other areas of the department as needed.
Responsible for taking call and performing all Technologists duties of assigned position according to the needs of the department to provide coverage for each modality.
Responsible for proper patient transport, lifting and moving techniques.
Responsible for carrying pager at all times during on-call shifts.
Responsible for proper operation of the-STAT machine and properly documenting lab results.
Verify and clarify all Physician orders prior to performing exam or procedure.
Responsible for magnetic safety for all exams, procedures and personnel.
Responsible for obtaining a contrast risk assessment form on all patients ordered to have contrast procedures.
Responsible for providing proper preps and protocols per exam to ensure the proper test for the proper diagnosis.
Responsible for familiarizing yourself with the MRI, and diagnostic protocol books.
Responsible for maintaining competencies on all equipment necessary to perform job duties.
Responsible for notifying Lead staff and placing service calls when equipment malfunctions.
Responsible for adjusting schedules as needed to accommodate add-on, ER and STAT exams.
Recognize pertinent anatomy and pathology and adjust imaging parameters as needed to provide the Radiologist with the most complete exam possible to provide a diagnosis.
Starting IV?s using proper aseptic techniques.
Verifying orders in inpatient, ICU and ER patient charts.
Responsible for charging and verifying all necessary charges associated with each exam and procedure.
Perform all post processing duties for all procedures.
Responsible for operation of all post-processing workstations.
Responsible for completing all paperwork necessary for each exam and procedure.
Assist Physicians with all invasive procedures including room and supply setup using sterile technique.
Responsible for covering call in MR as needed by the department.
Responsible for proper documentation, identification and marking of all images.
Responsible for following radiation safety guidelines, shielding all patients when applicable and verifying the possibility of pregnancy before performing exam.
Responsible for following MRI safety protocol per the established 4 areas of safety.
Responsible for maintaining repeat rate of less than 5% on a monthly basis.
Responsible for maintaining accurate exam and procedure records.
Verify all exams performed being moved to taken in Meditech and all images being accessible on the PACs system.
Responsible to assist Radiologists and other physicians on operation of 3D workstations and image reconstructions.
Responsible for turning in completed exam and paperwork to Radiologists for dictation.
Responsible for all follow-up associated with STAT, call results and patients waiting for results.
Responsible for accurately transferring images, patient information and exam paperwork to after hour?s radiology.
Maintain exam work list and check to ensure all exams are in taken status.
Perform MR equipment QA in accordance with ACR guidelines.
Responsible for checking and re-ordering department supplies as needed.
All other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or equivalent and at least two (2) years of diagnostic training and be familiar with radiographic and MRI equipment.
ARRT Registry in radiology and MR