MRI Technologist Lead

  • Requisition ID: 170531
  • Department: 200256 IP MRI at Mill
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Day
  • Category: Allied Health
Position Purpose
Under the supervision of the MRI Supervisor, the incumbent produces diagnostic MRI scans, assists the radiologist and referring physicians in MRI procedures, takes on the role of MRI safety officer by screening and looking up implants to determine MRI compatibility, and ensures patient care while representing the vision and mission of Renown Health. The position is accountable for leading MRI staff in the absence of the MRI Supervisor.
Nature and Scope
 The major challenges to this position include being able to understand and apply the technical skills and advanced physics required to operate the MRI scanner in an efficient and accurate manner. Also to keep up on new implants and devices and their compatibility with MRI 
The incumbent must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care based on physical, motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to patients served ranging in age from infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric, and meet standards of quality as measured by the unit/department age-specific competency standards.
The incumbent may be asked to perform other job duties related to Renown Imaging as needed. Including after hours standby and call back time.
This position has the authority to make technical decisions that will provide the best possible MRI image quality and determine the safety of implants and devices entering the MRI scan room.
This position must be proficient in the use of the following MRI equipment: G.E. 1.5T LX EXCITE MRI SCANNER. G.E. 1.5T LX SCANNER, G.E. SIGNA HORIZON MRI SCANNER, G.E. PHILIPS INGENIA 3T AND 1.5T MRI SCANNERS,ADVANTAGE WINDOWS CONSOLE AS WELL AS RELATED SUPPORT EQUIPMENT. This position will require training and general knowledge attained to operate the hospital and department computer systems.
The position is further challenged to maintain accuracy; communicate effectively with different types of people; to function efficiently and pleasantly under pressure; to identify and maintain priorities and to respond to simultaneous requests and demands from many people while remaining courteous and professional.
High standards of diplomacy and respect for confidentiality are essential.
1.    Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical motor/sensory, psychosocial, and safety appropriate to the age of the patients served.
2.    Ability to interact effectively with persons of differing socio/economic backgrounds
3.    A thorough knowledge of MRI physics as applied to magnetic resonance principle
4.    The ability to manipulate the factors required to produce a diagnostic MRI scan: T1, T2, T2*, proton density
5.    Knowledge of all contrast media used in MRI; i.e., dosage, precautions, adverse reactions, and examination of appropriateness
6.    Skills to understand radiology filing and clerical functions
7.    Ability to utilize magnetic field safety measures
8.    Problem solving skills to effectively handle radiographic MRI technical occurrences
9.    A thorough knowledge of 3D anatomy and imaging planes as required by the radiologist
10.    A working knowledge of hospital and department computer systems
11.    A working knowledge of how to clear implants for MRI by using several resources ie. MRI Safety Website or Phone calls to the manufacturer.
This position does provide patient care. 
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Name Description
Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. 
Experience: One year of clinical or hospital based MRI experience is required.
License(s): Requires registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, (A.R.R.T.) in MRI.  
Certification(s): AHA CPR certification is required upon hire.
Computer / Typing: Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.


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