Covenant Health

Job Title
MRI Technologist
ID
3542421
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
MRI

Overview

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MRI Tech- MRI

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Variable Shifts

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee

 

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.

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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 ARRT (R) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMCTB) licensure. Within six (6) months, must have and maintain ARRT (MR) licensure. State licensure in accordance with Tennessee guidelines. CPR required.

 

 

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