MRI Technologist - LGMC - Full Time

  • Lafayette General Health
  • Lafayette, LA, USA
  • Jun 09, 2021
Medical Imaging Technologist

Job Description

MRI TECHNOLOGIST - LGMC - FULL TIME (JOB ID: 6290) Location: LGMC Employment Status: FT   SUMMARY: The MRI Technologist performs a variety of diagnostic MRI exams. This employee will be responsible for successfully working with patients of all ages with a various types of medical problems and assists the directing physician in the performance of examinations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Performs MRI procedures in accordance with the established professional and department standards and protocols. 2.Confirm patient identification verbally and ID bracelet. 3.Instructs or assist the patient with changing into a gown. 4.Verifies patient history is correct and explains the procedure. 5.Courteously answers the telephone, takes messages and transfers calls as indicated. 6.Gives verbal reports to doctor’s offices as requested.Also faxes reports to offices when needed. 7.Practice proper MRI safety techniques. 8.Is able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric patients. Is able to assess the patient’s status, communicate effectively, and provide care for each age group. 9.Maintains strictest patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA compliance. 10.Responsible for ordering and stocking supplies and linen in the MRI rooms. 11.Assist in the movement of patients to and from wheelchair, stretchers and beds on and off the MRI table. 12.Puts service request for maintenance, clinical engineer and IT departments. 13.Demonstrates consistent and appropriate use of engineering controls, work practice controls and personal protective equipment as directed by OSHA’s blood borne pathogens standard. 14.Abides all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization’s mission and vision. 15.Is available to perform diagnostic X-ray procedures when not performing MRI exams. 16.Explains the procedure and post examination care to the patient and family members using AIDET principles. Provides radiation protection for patients, family, and employees. 17.Reviews the physician’s orders before proceeding with the exam. 18.Initiate and care for intravenous access in all patients. 19.Administer contrast medium as directed by physician. 20.Performs post processing on required procedures. 21.Observes patient and machine during procedure and reports unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition. 22.Ensures that correct patient data matches the processed images. 23.Maintains an orderly, clean, and adequately stocked room and / or work area. 24.Performs standard quality control functions. 25.Responsible for transporting patients to and from the Emergency Department and floors if necessary. EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:   High school graduate or equivalent required. Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Tech (ARRT) preferred. Advanced registry in MRI preferred. Certified in CPR within 30 days of employment and recertified each year thereafter. Licensed by the State of Louisiana in diagnostic radiology or maintains an American Registry of MRI certification required. One year of experience as a radiologic technologist preferred.   EQUIPMENT OPERATED:   Computer Various   PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas