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MRI Technologist I

Department Description: HOURS: 40 hours/week (Every Saturday and Sunday 7a-11pm and Monday 7am-3:30pm)

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, MA

Req ID: 30146BR

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.

Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Prepares and positions patients for MRI of various parts of the body including 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 as level II MR personnel.
  2. Selects appropriate pulse sequences from monitoring console for scan procedures. Accurately records all pulse sequences implemented for exam. May recommend changes in protocol or additional instructions to provide additional diagnostic information.
  3. Evaluates results of scanning procedure for quality of results and completeness. Manipulates images through use of console keyboard and mouse to display to physician. Using terminal,selects all image display options. Recognizes problems and rectifies with respect to selection made of operation.
  4. Sends images to PACS system, evaluates exam for completeness, and verifies exam in timely manner. Develops a working knowledge of all PACS capabilities. Performs quality assurance tests on equipment as required. Monitors proper level of cryogens to ensure integrity of magnet.
  5. Responds to patient's physical and psychological needs. Explains all procedures in a clear and concise manner without causing unnecessary anxiety. Observes patient's conditions and reports any changes to nurse or physician.
Required Qualifications:
  1. Associate's degree in radiological technology or allied health or JRCERT accreditation required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. License American Registry of Rad Tech required., and Certificate 1 Basic Life Support required., or ARDMS or NMTCB certified AND also meet the MRI didactic requirements from a college or association such as ASRT or Medical Imaging Consultants
  3. 0-1 years related work experience required.
  4. If not currently ARRT, ARMRIT OR CAMRT MR registered, applicant must achieve MR registration within 1 year of employment.
  5. New hires will have 30 days to provide BLS certification. Certification has to be with the American Heart Association (AHA).
  6. Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. ARRT, ARMRIT, or CAMRT registered as an MR technologist preferred.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  7. Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or 50 pounds of force frequently. Work is physically demanding and requires extended periods of standing and/or moving.

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