Company :Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Operates Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment to produce cross-sectional images for diagnostic purposes after assessing and screening patients based on ACR and supporting governing bodies' regulations and requirements. Complies with applicable safety policies, procedures, and regulatory agencies' guidance. Ensures safety of patients, visitors, and associates. Performs diagnostic imaging according to radiologist/medical director approved protocols and completes other duties as assigned. Serves as a physician liaison and department expert. Interacts with patients in a compassionate manner and demonstrates professionalism in all interactions. Works collaboratively with medical staff and other associates to ensure timely and thorough medical imaging.
- Utilizes an MRI scanner and its associated equipment to perform diagnostic MRI studies in an age sensitive manner. Follows established MRI protocols and consults radiologist or chief technologist when modifications to protocols are needed. Positions patients and selects anatomical and technical parameters accurately to independently perform MRI Scan imaging to include use of post processing equipment. Addresses age specific requirements and established time frames. Prepares for and assists the Physician in MRI procedures if applicable.
- Communicates and interacts with patients with consideration for varying degrees of illness in order to elicit the necessary clinical history and to ensure patient understanding and cooperation. Reads and reviews all orders, patient clinical history, lab results and reason for exam prior to beginning patient exam. Verifies the accuracy of the patient order. Requests orders for and/or performs laboratory test when required. Utilizes multiple software applications to enter history and track exams.
- Notifies Radiologist of critical MRI exams that require immediate interpretation. Reviews and post processes images ensuring that a diagnostic exam is available for interpretation. Prepares and administers contrast media and/or medications within the accepted scope of practice and applicable state and federal regulations using established procedures/protocols. Responds to adverse events or any change in patient's status while undergoing exam and in the department.
- May perform duties of Radiology Technologist as assigned or required. May assist with transportation of patients/families when necessary. Assists with orientation of new hires and clinical oversight requirements for students as applicable.
- Maintains adequate supplies for exam area and notifies supervisor when supplies need to be ordered.
- Completes daily calibrations and warm-up procedures in order to ensure optimal image and quality and to ensure that the MRI scanner is operating in accordance with the equipment manufacturer's specifications. Utilizes appropriate safety standards and performs quality control procedures when needed.
- Delivers positive patient experience. Cooperates with and maintains excellent working relationships with patients, AHN leadership and staff, physician offices and designated external agencies or vendors. Performs any written or verbal communication necessary to exchange information with designated contacts and promote working relationships. Has a daily focus on attaining productivity standards, recommending new approaches for enhancing performance and productivity when appropriate. Adheres to AHN organizational policies and procedures for relevant location and job scope. Completes and/or attends mandatory training and education sessions within approved organizational guidelines and timeframes.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Associate’s Degree or Certification from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Radiography Certification and Registration - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certification is required within 12 months of hire. – Employees in a MRI role (prior to July, 1 2022) who do not have a MRI certification are not required to obtain them; employees in a MRI role with existing MRI certification are required to maintain active certifications. Employees hired, or transferred into the MRI role after July 1, 2022 are also required to maintain active certifications.
- CPR certification.
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