MRI Tech II
Department Description: Schedule - Thursday 7am-9:30pm, Fridays 7am-7:30pm, Saturdays 7am-9:30pm
$5,000 (Full Time) Sign on Bonus Eligible! (Current BILH candidates- restrictions apply).
• Sign on bonuses are paid out in two payments. You will receive your first payment (half of the total amount) within the first 30 days of employment and is subject to applicable taxes. You will receive the second payment (remaining balance) at six (6) months following your start date and is subject to applicable taxes.
• Full time status at BIDMC is considered for schedules greater than or equal to 30 hours per week; part time status is 20 to 29 hours per week. Please note, per diem employees are not eligible for sign on bonuses.
• Current and Former BILH candidates - restrictions apply. BIDMC Internal employees or employees within the BILH system are not eligible for the bonus or if you have been employed by a BILH entity within the last 12 months.
• Please note, sign on bonuses are subject to change based on the organization’s hiring needs and will be determined by Talent Acquisition on an ongoing basis. BILH/BIDMC Talent Acquisition reserves the right to change sign on bonus eligible jobs and amounts at any time.
The Department of Radiology provides care and services to patients across the lifespan continuum. These patients receive a wide range of highly technical imaging from several modalities, inpatient and outpatients imaging in Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, MRI, CAT SCAN, Breast Imaging, Interventional/Angiography, Vascular Lab and General Diagnostic. MRI Department in Radiology has 7 MRI scanners in 4 locations and performs 34,000 exams per year.
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Req ID: 45856BR
Job Summary: Reporting to the MRI Technical Director, performs all MRI imaging exams and procedures in accordance with BIDMC policy and procedures and the ARRT scope of practice. Performs MRI screening for all patients, IV insertions and contrast injections, patient preparation and explanation of exams, MRI imaging and ensuring imaging is complete.
- Prepares and positions patients for MRI of various parts of the body. Positioning includes setting up equipment (coils, monitoring devices, etc.) and patient in relation to each other to provide best demonstration of body part under study. Screens patients and personnel for any ferrous metal implants or other objects.
- Selects appropriate pulse sequences from monitoring console for scan procedures. Records all pulse sequences implemented for exam. Recommends changes in protocol or additional instructions to provide additional diagnostic information.
- Evaluates results of scanning procedure for quality of results and completeness. Manipulates images through use of console keyboard and mouse to display to physician. Recognizes problems and rectifies with respect to selection made of operation.
- Sends images to PACS system, evaluates exam for completeness, and verifies exam in timely manner. Develops a working knowledge of all PACS capabilities.
- Responds to patient's physical and psychological needs. Informs a patient of delays. Explains all procedures in a clear and concise manner without causing unnecessary anxiety. Listens to and answers patients questions with patience and courtesy. Observes patient's conditions and reports any changes to nurse or physician.
- Starts an intravenous line on patients requiring IV contrast for the MRI examination with consideration to patients' pain tolerance, anxieties and fears. Monitors patient for contrast reactions and reports any problems promptly to a radiologist, the code team, or both, as indicated.
- Learns the processes necessary to maintain accurate and complete records relative to procedure performed. Maintains statistics relative to MRI scanning as required by the Department of Public Health. Edits computer entries for correctness of description, reason for exam, and charges for billing in hospital computer system.
- Participates in teaching program of technical students (MRI) and other technologists or radiologists as needed. Assists in clinical evaluation of students and MRI Tech I's.
- Participates in continued educational activities both during and outside of normal working hours
- Associate's degree in radiological technology or allied health or JRCERT accreditation required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
- License American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., or ARMRIT or CAMRT registered as an MR Technologist required.
- 0-1 years related work experience required.
- New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification. Certification has to be with the American Heart Association (AHA).
- New hires must be ARRT or ARMRIT or CAMRT registered by start date.
- Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
- Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
- Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
- Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
- Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
- Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
- Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
- Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
- Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Very Heavy work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force continually. Employee is physically active in all elements of the job.
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