Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

  • MRI Technologist

    Job Locations US-TN-Clarksville
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1390
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinic
  • Overview

    Our TOA MRI Technologist plays an important role in the overall delivery of orthopaedic care and services to our patients throughout the area. TOA has a fast-paced environment that provides the right candidate excellent opportunities to help patients and build a career in the MRI area.

    Responsibilities

    • Explain MRI procedures to patients and to obtain a detailed history of patient’s symptoms, surgical history, medical history including metallic implants and metallic foreign bodies
    • Administer sedation as needed after assuring patient has a driver on site
    • Counsel patient on safety after sedation and obtain a liability waiver
    • Enter patient history and symptoms into EHR and PACS to assist radiologist with the interpretation
    • Researche electronic and implanted devices for MRI compatibility and safety
    • Insure 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 utilizing the appropriate coil for the examination being performed
    • Monitor the patient visually and audibly during the MRI examination and communicate effectively utilizing the patient-technologist intercom
    • Perform high quality MRI examinations following TOA MRI protocols and standards
    • Perform venipuncture contrast administration as needed
    • Review images for quality, window, and levels
    • Reiterate instructions to patients if motion is present and repeats the sequences as needed
    • Transmit images to PACS and insure images transmitted properly
    • Adjust scan parameters to correctly visualize pathology and seek direction from radiologist as needed
    • Notify physicians, nurses, and radiologists of crucial findings
    • Provide excellent patient care and customer service
    • Monitor and secure all entries into the magnet room following MRI safety guidelines 
    • Assist in training new personnel
    • Work well with fellow technologists for efficiency and to insure proper patient flow
    • Work with physicians, nurses and radiologists to insure appropriate MRI examination is ordered and performed
    • Perform Q.C. and Q. A. procedures and reports anomalies for correction
    • Coordinate MRI report delivery, especially STAT exams
    • Constantly monitor patient flow and schedules for opportunities to work in patients
    • Assist the front desk answering phones and scheduling as needed
    • Work 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

    • Completion of A.S., B.S. or certificate in Radiologic technology
    • ART Registered in MRI.
    • 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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