Part-Time MRI Technologist (Danvers, MA)
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POST DATE 8/17/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
SUNDAY 8A - 4:30P
THURSDAY 4P -10P
FRIDAY 4P - 10P
SATURDAY 8A - 4:30P
Under general supervision of Director of Imaging and potentially an Operations Manager and or Technical Manager, performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance device that includes preparing patients, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images. Assists in developing protocols for patient studies. Performs quality control procedures on equipment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance imaging device that includes preparing patient, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images.
Performs scheduled quality control procedures on magnetic devices and other related equipment.
Reviews results with supervisor and reports any potential equipment related problems to supervisor as necessary.
Prepares for and performs intravenous injection of MR contrast agents including the use of the MR compatible power injector.
Understands and can communicate the possible contraindications as well as monitor for and respond to adverse reactions to MR contrast agents.
Records all information regarding contrast injections appropriately. Instructs patients and visitors in MR safety procedures.
Ensures adherence to safety practices by all persons entering the MRI area. Assists in developing, reviewing and revising protocol for patient studies.
Assists in the instruction of visitors and medical staff rotating through the area. Explains patient procedures, processing, equipment operation, safety practices, etc.
Maintains a neat work environment, including patient care areas, MR scan rooms, MR control rooms and reading areas.
Assists receptionist and other Department staff in various duties as necessary (i.e. scheduling and transporting patients, taking stock inventory, filing, etc.).
Develops knowledge of MR physics through on-the-job training, reading, etc., and keeps current on new developments in MR imaging.
Identifies hazardous system malfunctions, secures area and removes patients and personnel from magnet bay during emergency situations.
Performs other related duties as required.
Provides on-the-job training to students as assigned.
Customer Service Responsibilities:
Conveys Compassion: Demonstrates awareness and shows sensitivity to others needs.
Respectful of Others: Considers others viewpoints and treats others with honesty, fairness and integrity. Speaks highly of the capabilities of the hospital and its staff.
Attentive to Others: Actively looks for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services.
Collaborates with Others: Maintains cooperative working relationships and builds team identity. Promotes a friendly, cooperative climate within the department and hospital setting.
Accountable for Actions: Establishes a high degree of trust and credibility with others. Evokes confidence in character, abilities and truthfulness. Demonstrates efforts to succeed and excel. Guards patient privacy.
Informative: Proactively shares information with others.
Adaptable to Others: Manages multiple demands, shifting priorities and rapid change. Adapts plans, behavior or approaches to fit major change situations.
Acts Professionally: Builds trust through reliability and authenticity. Demonstrates results-oriented behavior. Develops constructive, cooperative relationships with others.
Emotionally Self Aware: Understands the implications of own emotions and manages appropriately.
Safety: Is aware of and adheres to safety measures for both patient and staff.
Completion of formal training program and registration/certification in one of the diagnostic imaging modalities.
3 years MR experience and Advanced MR certification preferred. CPR Certification.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Mental/visual ability to operate complex electronic equipment and instrumentation and perform quality control procedures on equipment, ability to transfer patients to MR scan table and push table from prep room to exam room, must lift and transfer patients to stretchers, etc.
Must demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of patients of all age groups.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.
A minimum of high school diploma and successful completion of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.
Must be certified by the ARRT and must possess a valid license to practice as a radiologic technologist in the state of Massachusetts. CPR certified
Exposure to magnetic fields for which risks are not yet established, possible exposure to liquid/gaseous in the event of a system quench. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.