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MRI Technologist

Hackensack University Medical Center - Hackensack, NJ

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The MRI Technologist is responsible for producing diagnostic images using MRI technology. 1. Reviews patient's chart and/or physician order to determine optimal imaging parameters for suspected pathology. 2. Selects Proper Imaging Coil for study. 3. Performs imaging studies using proper scanning techniques and protocols. 4. Works with physicians to optimize MRI sequences to produce the highest quality MRI image. 5. Administers contrast media based on patient's height and weight when ordered, including GFR screening and lab work. 6. Screens patients and family members for MRI safety and contra-indications. 7. Verifies pregnancy status, when appropriate. 8. Obtains MRI consent documentation when appropriate. 9. Determines whether the patient has been appropriately prepared for the procedure. 10. Documents diagnostic and patient data in the appropriate record. 11. Performs post-processing techniques to optimize imaging or study. 12. Draws up sterile contrast media and other solutions without contaminating the syringe and/or needle, etc. 13. Administers emergency care including performing CPR. 14. Administers MRI safety, screens patients for contraindication (i.e. foreign bodies, medical indications). 15. Responsible for scheduled shifts including holidays and weekends. 16. Overtime as needed to provide continual quality patients care. 17. On call assignments as needed per Department of Radiology policy. 18. Performs daily clerical duties, which includes the use of EPIC, Teletracking System, computer system, patient scheduling, and other computer systems as added by hospital. 19. Greets in/out patients when they arrive for their exam utilizing A.I.D.E.T. standards. 20. Adheres to the policies of Employee ID, Standards of Behavior, Attendance, and Punctuality. 21. Responsible at all time for maintaining MRI Safety Zones. 22. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communication with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 23. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies. Working Conditions: Lifts a minimum of 25 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 50 lbs. and stands a minimum of 6 hours a day. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Graduate of a Radiologic Technology Program (ARRT). 2. Must be able to perform CPR. 3. Maintains CEU Credits. 4. American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. 1 year experience as a radiologic technologist. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. 2. Must be MRI license within one year of hire. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

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