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Diagnostic Imaging Tech-MRI-PDLocation: Los Angeles, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 722237 Date posted: 02/28/2019
Under general supervision & utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy & vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols & operates hardware & technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality & acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff.
- Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties & obtain patient cooperation.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences.
- Utilizes proper body mechanics.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, & accurate manner.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area & Diagnostic Imaging Department policies & procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service. Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for professionalism in all interactions with patients & staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance with department guidelines.
- Provides training & orientation to new MRI technologists & training of MRI technologists.
- Assists other technologists as needed.
- Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest.
- Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, and, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy & poise when interacting with patients, staff & visitors.
- Ensures patient & staff safety which includes explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, and, alerting staff the danger of carrying metal around magnet.
- Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but not limited to QC, start-up procedures, signal-to-noise test scans, program/sequence selection, contrast injection, & image processing.
- Operates various x-ray & imaging control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters & tubes in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures & exams including- but not limited to -gastro-intestinal exams, plain radiography in areas such as operating room, urology & emergency department urology & emergency department.
- Operates auxiliary imaging equipment such as - but not limited to - tomographic units, Buckies, image intensifiers, spot film devices, video monitors, CR equipment, digital imaging, C-arms & portable units.
- Prepares & administers the appropriate oral, intestinal & I.V. contrast media or as appropriate, assists the radiologist with I.V. Contrast administration.
- Ensures that correct & required patient identification information & left or right marker appears on all images.
- Centers tube & film to area of interest.
- Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, mill-amperes (MA), kilovoltage (KVP), seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed & grids in order to produce diagnostic quality images which demonstrate the area(s) of interest & exhibit acceptable contrast, density & detail.
- Explains the exam/procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation & obtain patient understanding.
- Assesses the patient's history & overall condition & makes the necessary modifications in technique and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations.
- This job description is not all encompassing.
Pay Grade: 26
- Minimum three (3) years of experience within the last twelve (12) months in radiologic technology, including one (1) year of recent experience in magnetic resonance imaging.
- May substitute one (1) year MRI experience with successful completion of the department's formal MRI training program.
- Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
License, Certification, Registration
- Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
- BLS and certificate in venipuncture.
- Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography).
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the theories, principles, practices and techniques of radiologic technology.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and utilize the principles, theories, practices, and techniques of basic and advanced magnetic resonance imaging including clinical exams, physics, MRI safety, cross-sectional anatomy, and patient care.
- Three (3) years of clinical experience as an MRI technologist in an acute care medical center, preferred.
- Computed Tomography experience, preferred.
- Advanced Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by the ARRT (MR), preferred.
- ArRRT certification 1 year experience
- This is an on call position, days and hours may vary according to
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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