Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

  • MRI Technologist Float

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1338
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinic
  • Overview

    Performs all the duties related to performing MRI examinations and providing patient care.  This position will provide these services at any TOA location.

    Responsibilities

    • Interviews patients to explain MRI procedures and to obtain a detailed history of patient’s symptoms, surgical history, medical history including metallic implants and metallic foreign bodies
    • Administers sedation as needed after assuring patient has a driver on site
    • Counsels patient on safety after sedation and obtains a liability waiver
    • Enters patient history and symptoms into EHR and PACS to assist radiologist with the interpretation
    • Researches electronic and implanted devices for MRI compatibility and safety
    • Insures patients remove metallic objects that might be hazardous in an MRI and that they are dressed appropriate for the MRI examination being performed
    • Positions patient appropriately utilizing the appropriate coil for the examination being performed
    • Monitors the patient visually and audibly during the MRI examination and communicates effectively utilizing the patient-technologist intercom
    • Performs high quality MRI examinations following TOA MRI protocols and standards
    • Performs venipuncture contrast administration as needed
    • Reviews images for quality and window and levels appropriately
    • Reiterates instructions to patients if motion is present and repeats the sequences as needed
    • Transmits images to PACS and insures images transmitted properly
    • Adjusts scan parameters to correctly visualize pathology and seeks direction from radiologist as needed
    • Notifies physician and nurses and radiologist of crucial findings
    • Provides excellent patient care and customer service
    • Monitors all entries into magnet room following MRI safety guidelines and maintains security to the magnet room at all times
    • Assists in training new personnel
    • Works well with fellow technologists for efficiency and to insure proper patient flow
    • Works with physicians, nurses and radiologists to insure appropriate MRI examination is ordered and performed
    • Performs Q.C. and Q. A. procedures and reports anomalies for correction
    • Coordinates MRI report delivery, especially STAT exams
    • Constantly monitors patient flow and schedules for opportunities to work in patients and notifies to the front desk personnel of such opportunities
    • Assists the front desk answering phones and scheduling as needed
    • Works closely with service engineers to apprise them of problems or potential problems
    • Maintains strictest confidentiality following HIPAA guidelines
    • Fills in at other MRI facilities as needed

    Qualifications

    • Must be able to travel to all TOA locations and provide services as needed
    • Completion of A.S., B.S. or certificate in Radiologic technology
    • Registered in MRI or registered in MRI within one year of completing training
    • Extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology
    • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology
    • Knowledge of MRI principles and pulse sequences
    • Ability to properly position patients and program imaging to ensure high quality and accurate MRI examinations
    • Ability to recognize pathology and adjust scanning parameters
    • Must be capable of interacting and communicating with nurses, physicians and radiologist
    • Knowledge of MRI safety practices
    • Understanding basic quality control and quality assurance procedures
    • Basic networking and PACs knowledge
    • Excellent patient services skills including working with claustrophobic patients
    • Dependable and capable of adjusting schedules to meet workload demands and staffing demands
    • Ability to properly perform venipuncture and contrast administration

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