Basic Job Function and Responsibilities
Under supervision, MRI Technologist operate a magnetic resonance scanner to obtain images used by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies. Promotes the Mission, Vision, and Values of the organization.
Job Duties/Performance Expectations
Completes required continuing education as needed in order to maintain ARRT and Iowa Permit to Practice.
Introduces self, call patient by name takes appropriate clinical histories and explains the MRI exam. Ensures safety of all MRI patients by screening for any exam contraindications (e.g.: pacemakers, aneurysm clips, pregnancy, metal). Prepares patients for MRI procedures by determining technical factors and procedures appropriate for patient's age, and condition, scheduling examinations properly as well as diagnostic exams as needed.
Maintains all equipment by safe, cautious and proper use, reporting malfunctions immediately.
Maintains positive communication with physician offices, and refers any problem to appropriate supervisor.
Maintains records and files, completes log entries, and prepares requests and information for the exam, and provides for any other clerical support.
Operates MRI equipment in accordance with established techniques and routines. MRI: sets pulse sequencing and scan parameters. Performs MRI scans by acquiring, manipulating, storing and imaging data.
Performs all exams as ordered in a timely and efficient manner.
Performs computer functions, i.e. PACS, RIS, HIS, order entry, post-processing of images.
Performs exams as indicated by the physician's order; communicates any questionable order with the referring physician.
Identifies, accesses, and prepares medication as prescribed by a licensed practitioner. Prepares and administers appropriate medications to include contrast media and barium. May assist physician with detailed imaging procedures.
Prepares patients for Radiology exams.
Provides for care and protection of patients during procedures, assuming care for the emotional, psychological and physical needs while adhering to The Joint Commission patient safety goals.
Shares on-call status with other technologists within the MRI department.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Completion of Radiologic Technology program - Preferred
Minimum, 1 year MRI experience or MRI dedicated program - Required
Certification(s), Licensure(s) & Registration(s)
Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists(ARRT), within 12 months of hire - Preferred
Maintains current Iowa Permit to Practice - Preferred
Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), within 6 months of hire - Required
Certified in MR, within 12 months of hire - Required