Under the direction of a radiologist, performs a wide variety of technical procedures utilizing magnetic resonance imaging or other modalities to obtain computer-processed images of designated portions of the body.
Ensures patient safety by screening for medical conditions, allergy history and foreign objects such as metal implants, pacemakers, aneurysm clips, hearing aids and shrapnel.
Confirms the appropriateness of the exam by reviewing the referral form and radiologist protocol and patient questionnaire; brings any discrepancy to the attention of the radiologist.
Ensures patient and equipment safety by following the MRI safety policy and procedure.
Performs scans following standardized protocols, tailoring if needed due to patient variable such as body habitus.
Maintains and retrieves patient data by appropriate use of PACS and other information systems; generates hard copies when appropriate.
Maintains log books and machine performance data.
Assists in the administering of first aid as needed.
Displays courtesy and respect to all patients, medical staff, visitors and co-workers.
Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the work area and equipment.
Assists in expediting patient flow while maintaining quality.
Competent to care for patients based upon the age groups treated.
Competent to administer contrast media via appropriate peripheral IV access as ordered and directed by qualified physician staff while abiding by NY state guidelines (if appropriately certified).
Participates along with nursing in monitoring patients pre, during and post contrast administration for possible allergic reaction to contrast media.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Master's degree and at least three (3) years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and at least five (5) years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience.
Minimum of two (2) years of MRI experience OR successful completion of Hospital-sponsored training program.
New York State Licensed X-Ray Technologist by the Department of Health. Registered X-Ray Technologist by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
New York State license to inject contrast.
Experience with Radiology information Systems, PACS, Data processing and digital data transfer process.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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