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Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI Technologist I

Job Ref: 22764

Talent Area: Imaging Services

Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Cardio Diag - MRI

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY (PRN)

Work Week

Varies



Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.


Job Summary

SUMMARY     

Performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies under the direction of the MRI Medical Director and in accordance with hospital guidelines. Responsible for operating all systems for routine studies and performing all duties related to scanning and image processing. Consistently follows proper patient screening/care protocols and provides accurate documentation associated with each exam while supporting expedited patient throughput and diagnosis.     

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES    

1. Independently performs high quality diagnostic studies on all systems according to specified protocols for routine studies. Maintains integrity of sterile fields as required. 

2. Ensures all documentation is complete and accurate, including that associated with patient billing. 

3. Properly reviews patient medical information prior to imaging, assists in patient teachings while demonstrating empathy and monitors each patient to ensure quality patient care. Responsibly communicates information concerning patient exams to Radiologists and attending physicians. 

4. Practices efficient scanning techniques in support of optimized patient throughput and diagnosis. Assures proper use of magnet time on a consistent basis. 

5. Assists in orienting, training and monitoring new employees in all aspects of the equipment, MRI, Radiology and the hospital with a focus on safety and efficiency. 

6. Will maintain a suitable working rapport with co-workers and hospital personnel. 

7. Maintains appropriate levels of inservices, continuing education and training in support of overall comptentency, safety, and technologist qualifications, especially as related to departmental American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation. Familiar with and adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. 

8. Will remain compliant in efforts to continuously present a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment that supports and maintains patient dignity, quality care, and improved safety for all. Individually commits to the effective management of the MRI environment (departmental suites, equipment, and people), which includes using processes and activities to reduce and control environmental hazards and risks, preventing accidents and injuries, maintaining safe conditions for all, and reducing the risk of transmitting communicable infections among patients, staff, students, visitors and others. Practices excellent hand hygiene and maintains a record of successful workplace inspections.  

9. Demonstrates the componets of the ICARE values statement. 

10. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Consistently applies MR safety procedures in accordance with prescribed standards for any individual entering the magnetic field. 

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 ARRT, ARMRIT or CAMRT registered as an MR Technologist OR  ARRT registered or unlimited state license, and  6 months supervised MRI clinical scanning experience OR  Associate degree or bachelor degree in allied health field, and  Certification in another clinical imaging field (such as ARDMS or NMTCB), and  6 months supervised MRI clinical scanning experience OR  Performing MRI prior to and continuously since October 1996, and  Evaluated by responsible physician to assure competence AND  Must meet the requirements for MRI Technologist I

RECOMMENDATIONS  Certification and active registration in MRI is recommended 

CONTINUING EDUCATION  

Registered technologists

o In compliance with the CE requirements of their certifying organization for the imaging modality in which they perform services

o CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice  State licensed technologists

o 24 hours of CE every 2 years o CE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care

o CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice  All others

o 24 hours of CE every 2 years o CE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care o CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice      

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS    

Six (6) months supervised MRI clinical scanning experience.
or Associate degree or bachelor degree in allied health field, and Registered technologists

In compliance with the CE requirements of their certifying organization for the imaging modality in which they perform services CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice
State licensed technologists
Twenty Four (24) hours of CE every 2 years, CE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care, CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice
All others
Twenty Four (24) hours of CE every 2 years
CE is relevant to imaging and the radiologic sciences, patient care
CE includes credits pertinent to the technologist`s ACR accredited clinical practice

     EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS     Must meet the requirements for MRI Technologist I and in addition have at least 1 year MR experience.
Must meet the requirements outlined in the MRI Technologist II job description    

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED     American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (ARMRIT) or Canadian Assiciation of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) registered as an Magnetic Resonance (MR) Technologist  or
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered or unlimited state license, and Certification in another clinical imaging field (such as ARDMS or NMTCB), and
Performing MRI prior to and continuously since October 1996, and
Evaluated by responsible physician to assure competence.    

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED    

1. Should demonstrate a high level of maturity with demonstrated self-confidence and ability to make decisions. 

2. Must competently operate MR and accessory equipment of varying vendors and demonstrate ability to advance skills with software and hardware upgrades. 

3. Skill set must include identification of pathology with resultant change in imaging protocols as required.


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