Imaging Technologist III - CT/MRI
Performs MRI examinations/procedures according to established protocols. Prepares room and equipment for patient. Prepares the patient, explains the procedure, and ensures patient’s cooperation during the procedure. Arranges, attaches, or adjusts immobilization and support devices to obtain precise positions and prevent patient from moving. Ensures safety in the MRI environment; follows established MRI safety protocols, including patient and staff screening. Performs venipuncture for IV and contrast media administration. Uses automated technology to archive, copy, film and manipulate image data. Keeps a log of all patients scanned. Provides training to students, staff and physicians. Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location and transport, and radiology information system.
Ensures operation of imaging equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure in order to obtain and affect the desired imaging diagnostic results as specified by the physician.
Maintains production and quality of images by following established standards, guidelines, and/or procedures; developing images, observing results; making necessary adjustments.
Works as a member of the healthcare team including physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in diagnostic testing procedures.
Adheres to medical and surgical asepsis and standard precautions as required per procedure.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during and after procedure.
Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of examinations and procedures, answering questions.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Performs clerical duties and transports patients as required.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Assists with quality control/performance improvement measures as required..
Assists in the clinical education of students and peers.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) years of related CT/MRI or Nuclear Medicine experience preferred, but not required.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or American Registry of MRI Technologists (ARMRIT)