SUMMARY To provide the physicians with a quality diagnostic MRI exam performed in an efficient and caring manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs MRI exams under the direction of the radiologist and set protocols. Maintains a safe, efficient and timely operation of MRI, diagnostic and accessory equipment.
Screens patients and assesses safety and MRI compatibility of medical devices. Makes necessary protocol/parameter changes to adhere to safe scanning guidelines as established by the device manufacturer.
Provides assistance in any departmental activities as needed (e.g. clerical, transport, supplies).
Participates actively in QA/QC activities.
Demonstrates the ability to perform patient care functions relevant to the needs and behavior of all age groups.
Responds to the physical or emotional needs of the patient and their family.
Places intravenous catheter and administers contrast agents as ordered per protocol.
Operates Meditech, HIS/RIS and PACS computer system.
Completes all other duties as assigned.
Complies with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, regulations, and Standards of Conduct relating to the position and agrees to report any suspected violations of law or Standards of Conduct.
Complies with all applicable state and federal regulations.
Attends all mandatory meetings and programs.
Maintains a safe work environment using safe work practices, utilizing standard precautions and complying with hazardous waste procedures at all times as described in St. Anthony's Safety Manual.
Maintains the confidentiality of patient, resident, employee and organizational information.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers, patients, families and employees of the organization.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Graduate of an accredited program for Radiologic Technology.
Registration with the ARRT or registry eligible.
Certification from the State of Iowa.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of radiation. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, and blood borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.