MRI Technologist Senior (On-Call Variable shift in Wailuku)
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Under indirect supervision, performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations; provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; recognizes and reports patient emergency situations in absence of nursing personnel; determines vital signs and administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation; maintains intravenous fluid, oxygen and other life support systems.
- Performs specialized MRI studies; positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as needed; instructs patient of exam requirements before and throughout procedure by using excellent, above average communication skills; selects appropriate protocols by having knowledge to tailor scan of each patient while producing superior image quality.
- Interprets unusual tissue contract patterns and alters or adds protocols as necessary to enhance diagnosis using high level of judgment and clinical experience.
- Prepares hard copies from multiformat laser images; transfers images to magnetic tape for archival and storage.
- Maintains high level of knowledge of enormous amount of complex operation physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Identifies potential equipment crisis by troubleshooting methods such as verifying proper connections of coils and lemo connectors; transmits and receives functions of coils by checking RF power and output.
- Exhausts all troubleshooting methods before contacting Chief MRI Technologist and/or service engineer; documents any errors or equipment malfunctions in service log when Chief Technologist is not available.
- Reviews requisitions and assembles patients records; prepares previous cases for physician review.
- Maintains daily records of exams.
- Communicates with referring physician and educates as necessary during site tours; remains able to educate and trains others under direct supervision of Chief MRI Technologist; promotes positive relationships with all referring physicians and staff members; provides assurance and information regarding MRI to curious individuals; maintains overall comprehensive knowledge of science of nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Receives and identifies patient; verifies preparation procedures are proper and in order; prevents potentially fatal accidents for all patients and visitors by acknowledging extreme safety hazards involved with MRI; protects visitors and patients from accidents by following established pre-screening methods on MRI questionnaire.
- Assures safety as well as comfort, physical and psychological needs of all patients throughout entire examination; explains MRI exam in detail at onset.
- Provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; recognizes and reports patient emergency situations in absence of nursing personnel; determines vital signs and administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation; maintains intravenous fluid, oxygen and other life support systems.
- Maintains service records, logs equipment malfunctions; reports and informs Chief MRI Technologist of service related problems.
- Orders and stocks materials for MRI department; logs ordered supplies on inventory sheet; issues and completes forms for ordering as needed.
- Performs scheduling duties for MRI department in absence of MRI clerk and MRI Chief Technologist.
- Assures all monitors used in MRI such as pulse oximeters, blood pressure monitors, anesthesia machine, oxygen tanks, suction machine, etc., are in operating order; discharges and recharges for drop-off and return of oxygen tanks; reports all equipment malfunctions appropriately.
- Under direction of Chief MRI Technologist, compiles statistical data for end of month MRI reports; computes information and logs all data and MRI EOM form.
- Chooses one case per month for educational purposes and technical evaluation; consults with MRI section Chief Radiologist to help obtain specific points on interests; relays evaluation, critique, etc., to all MRI staff members.
- In absence of Chief MRI Technologist, coordinates with patient accounting on billing procedures for MRI department; maintains pathology file and logs MRI exam reports as needed.
- In absence of Chief MRI Technologist, remains knowledgeable in work-up of pediatric/anesthesia cases; follows policy and procedures as written; coordinates with MRI clerk, ordering physician, operating room staff and surgi center as requested; obtains patient medical records chart and completes essential paperwork; verifies consent form and post procedure orders are complete and appropriate.
- Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.
- Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.
- Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.
- Non-Essential Functions:
- Ensures correct patient identification as well as protocol parameters to be superimposed on all images; chooses special interest cases and transfers images to maintained pathology file.
- Verifies operational status of cryogen levels and disk drives.
- Initiates service calls when Chief Technologist is not available and addresses all scheduling and patient flow needs when Chief Technologist is not available; documents down time hours and responses received from service in service log.
- Mounts images on multi-panel viewer according to department protocol; accounts for film exposed for each exam by providing information or by adding information to requisition or record.
- Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.
- Prepares cases for immediate interpretation; understands and accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during their clinical assignments; reports malfunctions appropriately.
- Two (2) years (4,160 hours) MRI experience as registered technologist.
- Associates degree in radiologic technology; or equivalent combination of education (lesser) & experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.
- Radiographer License (Hawaii) required at hire
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certificate - Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Basic Life Support from American Heart Association
- Radiologic Technologist Certification from American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
- Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, customer service, and problem solving.
- Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, on the telephone, and supervising others.
- Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.
- Training/giving and receiving instructions.
- Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g., organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest