Covenant Health

Job Title
MRI Tech
ID
2021-40547
Facility
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Department Name
MRI

Overview

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MRI Technologist

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts (On Call Required.)

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

 

Position Summary: The MRI Technologist is responsible for maintaining a safe MRI environment for patients, peers and all individuals through direct supervision of zone 3 and zone 4. They obtain high quality scans in a timely basis and maintain a kind, courteous manner at all times to patients, family members and co-workers. 

Responsibilities

  • Performing procedures or examinations under the order of a licensed medical practitioner for diagnostic interpretation or therapeutic intervention.
  • Providing patient instructions to obtain desired results, gain cooperation and minimize anxiety, including the monitoring of patients by audio/visual means during exams.
  • Prepares patients for procedures according to MR.I safety policy.
  • Applying principles of magnetic resonance safety to minimize risk to patient, self and others.
  • Selects and operates the magnetic resonance system, surface coils, physiologic gating devices and associated equipment to achieve desired results.
  • Positions patient and equipment to best demonstrate the anatomic area of interest, respecting the patient’s ability, safety and comfort.
  • Immobilizes patients as required for appropriate examination.
  • Selects appropriate pulse sequences with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition parameters.
  • Performs venipuncture; starts and maintains intravenous (IV) access per orders when applicable.
  • Identifies, prepares and/or administers medications as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.
  • Completes and verifies accurate informed consents and permits.
  • Assists licensed independent practitioner with interventional procedure, including time outs according to policy.
  • Practices aseptic techniques and observation of universal precautions.
  • Evaluates images and data for technical quality.
  • Manipulates and reconstructs digital data for display, ensuring proper identification is evident.
  • Assumes responsibility for provision of physical and psychological needs of patients during procedures.
  • Initiates basic life support action when necessary.
  • Supervises peers and/or students where applicable.
  • Applies the principle of patient safety during all aspects of radiographic procedures, including double IDs, falls, transport and hand washing.
  • Assists in inventory control.
  • Proficient in all clerical duties, radiology information systems and PACS.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Must have successfully completed a radiography educational program that is accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT. 

 

Licensure Requirement: Must have and maintain Tennessee State ARRT (R) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMCTB) licensure. Within six (6) months, must have and maintain ARRT (MR) licensure. CPR required.

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