Job Title: MRI Technician
Reports To: MRI Manager
Position Objective: Interpret doctor’s requisition requests and completing the study as efficiently and quickly as possible for patient comfort and ease during the MRI process
Position Requirements: Certification as MRI tech. If certified in MRI, radiologic technician certification preferred, although not required. OR at least 4 years of on the job education working as an MRI tech, but if not certified as an MRI tech, must have certification as a radiologic technician.
Escort patient back to the changing rooms, give gown or shorts as necessary and verify that all metal has been removed (i.e. body piercing, clothing with metal, etc.)
Question the patient as to any metal in the body, pacemakers, stents, cochlear implants and eyes clear of metal
Set MRI machine up with proper coils for the body part to be scanned
Make sure the patient is comfortable, offer blanket, place call button in patient’s hand so that they are able to call immediately if they are not feeling well, claustrophobic, etc. Give headphones and see what music the patient prefers, or earplugs if patient prefers
Ensure MRI door is closed and return to MRI computer room to scan the patient.
Scan patient using protocols previously set up and keep in touch with radiologist for any questions that may arise before, during or while scanning
Occasionally assist radiologist when performing Arthrograms
Maintain proper disposal of sharps
Escort patient from MRI machine back to dressing room
Organizational responsibilities: maintain all supplies for MRI including but not limited to: gowns, shorts, medications to be administered, related tubing, trays and supplies for Arthrograms, medications in crash cart
Lead tech only: Coordinate with manager Physicist visits in order to comply for ACR accreditation every 3 years and complete all necessary paperwork and submission of images for ACR accreditation
Physical/Mental Demands: High levels of mental concentration are required. Ability to lift and place all MRI coils on MRI table. Must handle multiple tasks simultaneously and subject to interruptions. Physical effort requires sitting for long periods of time, walking to assist patient and reaching with hands and arms. Manual dexterity, visual acuity, and the ability to speak and hear are required.
First State Orthopaedics reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.
Provide exceptional service to all of our patients
Exhibit professionalism and ethical behavior at all times
Maintain strict confidentiality of patient information and business within the organization’s policies
Maintain OSHA and HIPPA regulations
Treat everyone with respect, courtesy and friendliness
Adhere to all policies and procedures for our organization
Communicate recommendations on improvements of policies and procedures to management
Participate in committees, discussions and other team functions
Provide additional duties as may be assigned