Performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams, including but not exclusive to Advanced Cardiac Imaging. Ensures quality standards are met and promotes continuous quality improvement. Maintains current knowledge of MR technology and equipment as applicable. Responsible for Patient Safety, including pre-screening for implants and researching for clearance if needed, aseptic injection technique for contrast administration, etc. Able to perform job functions as a MRI technologist while modeling the Power of All for excellent communication and customer service skills. Acts as a knowledge resource for students, technologists, and others.
- Performs staff/student education and orientation duties.
- Manages their assigned scanner efficiently and productively by following the appointments that are
scheduled and protocol guidelines.
- Performs advanced Cardiovascular MRI imaging procedures to include all cardiac specific clinical and
research sequences according to department standards.
- Produces examinations that meet image quality standards. Submits images for physician interpretation.
- Verifies accuracy of: patient demographic information, pertinent clinical diagnosis, and required technical
results. Data must be entered accurately and in a timely fashion to provide optimal patient care. Verifies all
technical data entry components are complete and exam is verified on PACS prior to the end of shift.
- Communicates changes to the schedule due late arrivals, or potential issues that may arise throughout the
day via voalte or phone to all parties.
- Responsible for call coverage on a rotating basis while adhering to on-call policies and procedures. Supports
organizational changes as well as the business needs of the department.
- Ability to adapt and implement new or innovated ways to performing procedures in Medical Imaging.
- Provide proper coverage is across multiple divisions per need of the department.
- Works cooperatively to accomplish additional tasks as necessary to achieve hospital/department objectives.
- Adheres to MR safety procedures as described in the MR safety program.
- Resolve patient questions and concerns or escalate to the Office Manager/ Resource Facilitator in a timely
- Ensures that daily quality control is completed, restart of the systems, and also that every scanner’s hard
drive is below 60% for efficiency of the scanners.
- Actively participates in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Works closely with nurses, physicians,
3D Technologists and Anesthesiologist to achieve positive outcomes and optimal patient flow while
maintaining an efficient work flow.
- Ensures quality control procedures are performed and image quality meets the departmental standards.
- Performs job functions while modeling Power of All for but not limited to servicing excellence and
collaboration to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
- Abides by, and maintains a working knowledge of, both institutional policy and Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JC) patient safety goals and guidelines.
- Rotate to our various satellite locations per the need of the department.
- Other job functions as assigned.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in MR is required within one year of hire. Certification must be maintained throughout employment.
- Basic Life Support (CPR) Certification required.
- Minimum of two years MR experience required. Prior experience as Cardiac MR Technologist strongly preferred.
- Ability to perform Advanced Neuro Imaging including: fMRI, DTI, ASL, Perfusion and SWI required.
- Ability to perform Advanced MRA Body Imaging including: Portal Vein, Full Body MRA, Run-offs required.
- Ability to perform advanced Cardiovascular MRI imaging including all cardiac specific clinical and research sequences required.
- Strong communication/listening skills, bilingual helpful.
- Ability to make quick, accurate decisions on a daily basis. Ability to handle stressful situations.
- Strong critical thinking skills and versatile scanning capabilities.
- Ability to operate a personal computer, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and other department specific software as required.
- Ability to maintain and update educational record on an annual basis.
- Demonstrated knowledge of process for, and can perform as needed, modality-specific quality control procedures.
- Demonstrated knowledgeable of cardiac anatomy and modality-specific quality control procedures.
- Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.