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MRI Technologist (PRN)

Raleigh MRI Office

Summary

We are seeking a PRN MRI technologist to perform patient imaging procedures in our diagnostic imaging centers. This technologist will serve our Raleigh office. This healthcare professional must follow all safety protocols and provide assistance to our radiologists and referring providers.

Major Position Functions

  • Interview patient to explain magnetic resonance imaging procedures and to request important patient information (removal of metal objects, fear of closed spaces) which could limit or hinder the procedure.
  • Position patients on examining table and may place specified coils, close to area of interest following with protocols requested by Radiologist.
  • Enters patient data, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation and position of entry into aperture of magnetic resonance imaging equipment into the computer.
  • Communicates to the patient throughout the procedure through use of intercom system.
  • Keys commands to specify scan sequences, and adjust transmitters and receivers, into the computer.
  • Observes patient through viewing window and closed circuit TV to monitor patient comfort and ensure safety.
  • Views images of area being scanned on computer screen to ensure quality of images.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner in order to meet current needs, such as reprioritizing work as necessary.
  • Minimize non-productive time and fill slow periods with activities that will enable you to prepare to meet the future needs of Wake Radiology UNC REX  (education, organizing, housekeeping, assisting others).
  • Organize job functions and work area to be able to effectively complete varied assignments within established time frames.
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to take the initiative to make decisions/choices without  constant direct supervision.

Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities

  • Ability to meet and perform quality control checks and maintain quality control logs and service records for the department.
  • Ability to create patient charts and perform image downloads in a computerized system.
  • Thorough understanding of the equipment and procedures, and proper practices for equipment use.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service and ensure safety of all staff members and patients at all times.
  • Maintains professional relationship with patients and co-workers at all times.

Personal Skills and Aptitudes

  • Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner.
  • Identify yourself in a pleasant and positive manner.
  • Take responsibility for helping the client throughout the procedure.
  • Assist in the orientation/training of new technologists.
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with fellow Team Members.
  • Assist other team members in the performance of their assignments, seeking out opportunities to help rather than waiting to be asked.
  • Consider the impact of your actions on team members throughout WakeRad UNC REX.
  • Demonstrate flexibility to perform duties wherever volume deems it necessary.

Critical Thinking

  • Demonstrate sound judgment by taking appropriate actions regarding questionable findings or concerns.
  • Investigate and follow through on unusual orders or requests for service or information.
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for actual or potential accidents and/or incidents so follow-up and/or prevention can occur.
  • Record/report the need for service maintenance or repair of equipment and remove any faulty equipment from service.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Physical Demands and Activities

  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting.
  • Intermittent ability to lift and/or move pediatric and adult patients including, heavy, acute and chronically ill.
  • Intermittent ability to move and/or push stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Frequent repetitive wrist and hand motion and manipulation of fine motor skills
  • Ability to stoop, bend and maintain stationary positions for extended periods of time.  Ability to move arms above head.
  • Ability to move, push or lift heavy equipment.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Incumbent may be exposed to virus, disease and infection from patients in working environment
  • Incumbent may be required to work at other WakeRad UNC REX locations as needed  and will be responsible for own transportation.

Position Requirements

  • Associate or two-year degree in radiography.
  • Current ARRT registration and current MRI registration.
  • The applicant will be required to complete CPR training or present current active CPR certificate.
  • The applicant will be required to complete OSHA training as designated by the employer.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.
  • Ability to communicate with patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to stand, sit, kneel, walk and crouch.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 75lbs.
  • Proficiency with most major equipment hardware and software.
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