MRI Technologist - Casual Part Time

Job Requisition #: JR59475

End Date: 11/12/2021

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Day Shift, Rotation Day/Evening/Morning

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PRIMARY FUNCTION:

  • To perform MRI scans and safety screenings according to departmental policy and guidelines.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs MRI and other imaging procedures as defined by departmental protocols.
  • Performs MRI safety screenings for patients and researches implanted devices prior to scanning.
  • Performs other diagnostic imaging as skills permit.
  • Assist with the coordination of workflow and patient care activities.
  • Completes transmission of optimum quality images to PACS system, performs QC on scans.
  • Performs clerical duties when necessary and/or needed.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Consistently uses two patient identifiers.
  • Obtain clinical history regarding reason for examination and obtains appropriate consent.
  • Demonstrates complete knowledge and proficiency in the use of MR Scanner Units, Radiology supported computer systems and CD burners.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service programs.
  • Completes mandatory education.
  • Provides superior customer service to patients, family members and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
  • Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to [neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients], including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed.
  • Administers all contrast media under physician's supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to obtain IV access.
  • Ability to assess patient for adverse reactions and/or changes in patient status.
  • Demonstrates complete knowledge and proficiency in the use of contrast media injectors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to perform i-STAT testing and accurate calculation of GFR

following established departmental policies and procedures. 

  • Participates in collecting data for Performance Improvement surveys.
  • Verifies insurance pre-authorization as defined by departmental protocols prior to scanning patient.
  • Assists in the learning process of students and new staff in department procedures, quality control, and MRI safety.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills, acts as liaison between MRI department, clinicians, nursing,

and ancillary departments.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

SCOPE, PURPOSE AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS:

  • Frequent contact with department staff, radiologists, nursing, physicians, physician office staff, Allied Health Students, patients and their families and other ancillary department's staff.

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION OF OTHERS

  • Allied Health Students

DIRECTION/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

  • Radiology Section Supervisors
  • Operations Managers
  • Director Imaging Services
  • Radiologist

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of ARRT, CNMT, and/or RDMS registry required.
  • Successful completion of the MRI Registry exam is a job requirement within 2 years of hire.
  • State licensure required.
  • Completion of formal and/or on the job training on cross sectional anatomy.
  • Associates degree in Allied Health preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy.
  • Ability to work independently and respond to a stressful situation.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a small cohesive team is critical.
  • Ability and willingness to complete educational requirements.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel and patients.
  • Ability to physically respond to a crisis situation.
  • Ability to learn new technology.
  • Skill in written and verbal communications.
  • Knowledge of departmental policies and guidelines.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • ARRT, CNMT, and/or RDMS registry as well as MRI certification completed within 2 years of hire.
  • Board registered in appropriate modalities.
  • State licensure required
  • Completion of IV training course.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Some lifting and patient assistance is required. Walking, standing, sitting, pushing, and pulling are required.
  • Exposure to high magnetic field strength.
  •     Ability to assist patients to and from stretcher, wheelchair and exam table.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work in high volume area.
  • Exposure to high magnetic field strength and radio frequencies.
  • Exposure to potential high noise levels.
  • Exposure to viruses, blood borne pathogens, other pathogens, sharps, poor lighting, chemicals, and electrical hazards.
  • Exposure to seriously ill patients.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

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ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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