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MRI Technologist - per diem

Company: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Location: Hartford
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Functions under the direction of the MRI Team Leader and Assistant Manager of Radiology. Operates andmaintains a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner to obtain quality images from patientswith optimal demonstration of anatomic region which are used by physicians to diagnose the nature and extent ofdesignated pathologies. Participates in the establishment of scan protocol, under the supervision of a Physician. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains the appropriate skills related to patient care and imaging of neonatal and pediatric patients. Has theability to access imaging orders and requests for completeness and accuracy. Involves patient/parent/caregiver incare and procedure. Introduces oneself and role responsibility. Explains procedure thoroughly to patient and orparent before performing the procedure. Allows time for and encourages questions. Measured through auditsperformed by managers and peers throughout the year.Provides support and effective communications to other members of the department and healthcare team.Effectively utilizes available resources and other members of the department and healthcare team to assuretimeliness and accuracy of performing requested exam. Follows through with notification of appropriate parties ofany variations and or changes of requested exam. Provides support to other sub-sections of the department asneeded. Measured through audits performed by managers as well as feed back from patient surveys.Ability to perform exams utilizing various types of equipment in all the Diagnostic and MRI areas.Performs MRI and Diagnostic exams on a daily basis for all areas of the organization and requesting Physicians.These areas include ED, OR, Clinics, inpatient units and the department as a whole. May be called upon to providecoverage in off site locations as well. Ensures all images are of excellent diagnostic quality and include appropriateshielding, side markers, and coning and exposure factors. Measured through Lead MRI Technologist as well asfeed back from attending Radiologists.Provides clinical education and mentoring to new Technologist and Student Technologist.Teaches and mentors new technologist, student technologist and Radiology Residents appropriate radio logictechnology skills. Evaluates their knowledge / skill levels and communicates it to the department and programcoordinators. Measured through feed back from student assessment forms and input from Clinical Educator.Working knowledge of the various imaging / related equipment as well as all policies, procedures and protocols.Has the knowledge and skills to efficiently operate CR, RIS, PACS, CD burner and Nighthawk systems. Assuresaccurate physician, patient and exam data transfer between department and hospital systems, completion andscanning of Med Rec., Physician request, Radman request form, MRI safety check form and any other pertinentdata into department RIS. Reports all errors to proper personnel in a timely manner. Knowledgeable of and adheresto all hospital and department policies, procedures and protocols. Measured through random audits throughout theyear by managers and peers.Performs other related duties as requiredSuccessful completion of an accredited Diagnostic Radiologic Technology program. Board eligibility required andmust follow ARRT standards of board eligibility and subsequent licensing by the State of Connecticut.Completion of a formal MRI Technology program.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford , MRI Technologist - per diem, Other , Hartford, Connecticut

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