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The University of Miami is currently seeking a per diem MRI Technologist Level 1 to work at UMHC in Miami. The incumbent at is responsible for performing complex procedures in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through the operations of the MRI equipment to obtain the highest quality of diagnostic images. Independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative are essential to identify and compensate for imaging artifacts and evaluate image quality by troubleshooting scanner or coil problems and scan parameters.
Core Job Functions
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.CORE QUALIFICATIONS Education:
- Obtains and examines the order for an MRI scan to be aware of information such as procedures requested, patient's condition, and any other special notes or comments.
- Ensures that orders are appropriate to the type of exam recommended by the physician.
- Notifies supervisor of any discrepancies and/or contacts physician's office for correct orders if necessary.
- Identifies patient service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
- Identify and verify patients by checking their name and date of birth on electronic medical records and on patients' wristbands.
- Always obtain necessary MR procedure-related information from patients or their companions and educate/inform patients as needed.
- Perform complex specialized tasks associated with the operation of MRI scanners and related equipment in accordance with prescribed safety procedures under the direction/supervision of a Chief Technologist using age-appropriate standards of practice.
- Ability to integrate diagnostic, laboratory results, patient history, and medical records and adapt exams as necessary.
- Adheres to MRI protocols to maintain high-quality standards.
- Consistently demonstrates complete competence in performing MRI scans as ordered.
- As needed during a procedure, assists in positioning patients in the required anatomical position to visualize the specific area of interest during the procedure using immobilization and protective equipment as necessary.
- Maintain proper aseptic technique utilizing universal precaution guidelines (handwashing, gloves, gown, mask, eye protection, and equipment disinfection).
- Assist Radiologist with imaging procedures, starting IVs, and injecting contrast.
- If applicable. Assist Radiologist with interventional MRI procedures.
- If applicable. Evaluate MRI scans for technical quality, collate processed/post-processed images in a specific sequence to be archived to PACS.
- Charge procedures and supplies in UChart/Radiant.
- Dispenses oral contrast to patients for MRI scans. Loads and operates power injectors for contrast media administration. Maintain accurate patient records.
- Provide explanations of treatment to gain patient cooperation by educating and explaining step by step the entire procedure and allowing patients to ask questions.
- Applies physical age-specific and/or developmental care needs of patients according to their documented physical/development requirement by competency validation checklist:
- Performs patient care i.e., assists with bedpans, emesis basins, etc.
- Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient during scanning procedures; initiates basic life support (BLS) measures for patients if necessary; assists in "Code Blue" procedure during medical emergencies in the department.
- Keeps work area in a clean and sanitary condition and stocks exam/dressing rooms with required supplies. Provides on-call coverage.
- If applicable. Reports unusual findings in a timely manner to appropriate Radiologist/Supervisory personnel. Assist in the department with clerical functions as needed.
- Help with orientation and training of new MRI technologists.
- Provides education and training to MRI student technologists.
- Abide by hospital/department HR policy and standard operating procedures (SOP) of the department. Adheres to any regulatory body guidelines governing modality including but not limited to Joint Commission, AHCA, ACR, FL DOH, and FDA/MQSA.
- Assist with the day-to-day operations within the department.
Certification and Licensing:
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology /Diagnostic Imaging Program.
- BLS certification is required.
- ARRT registered and ARRT Certified in primary modality or within one (1) year of hire date.
- State of Florida License as a General Radiographer preferred.
One (1) year of relevant experience is preferred and will consider new graduates from accredited programs.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and primary responsibilities of this job classification. Specific duties and tasks may vary based on departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. This a job profile description and not all duties may be assigned to a specific position in each individual department.
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