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MRI Technologist Imaging Services SCH

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Salary: 31.62-47.42 USD

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Part Time w/Benefits FTE: 0.500000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Varied with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 4:30-9p M-F, call availability on weekdays and weekends hours

Summary:

A MRI Technologist is responsible for performing a variety of duties involving MR patient imaging, scanner instrumentation and contrast agent preparation, according to guidelines set forth by NYSDOH, JCAHO, OSHA, and the SOCH Hospital Imaging Services Department. Performs after hours and weekend emergency calls. Can perform all the duties of a staff MRI Technologist after post-hire training. After post-hire training, technologist is expected to perform magnetic resonance (MRI) procedures at a proficient level, not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION

  • Graduate of an Approved School of Radiological Technology and/or candidate may be a graduate from an accredited/approved school/program of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • BLS Certification

EXPERIENCE

  • Previous Work Experience: Three (3) to Five (5) years work experience as a CT Technologist with strong background in cross-sectional anatomy is preferred. MRI experience preferred
  • Post-Hire Experience: Within Six (6) months employee should be able to perform MRI procedures
  • Within 18 months Post-Hire: Associate must pursue obtaining their Certification by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists - Magnetic Resonance Imaging Registry (ARRT) (MRI)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Current Certification by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists - Radiological Technologist Registry (ARRT) (R). Must maintain this primary registration at all times to be eligible for certification and registration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by the ARRT (ARRT MR), unless candidate is a graduate from a formal accredited/approved school/program of MRI. Eligibility for MRI certification must be established within 5 years of completion of MRI program
  • New York State license as a "General Radiologic Technologist" from the New York State Department of Health via the ARRT registry in Radiography, R.T., (R) (ARRT) certificate of registration as a Radiologic Technologist.. Must maintain this primary registration at all times as a Professional Education Requirement to perform MRI and to be eligible for certification/registration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, (MR) (ARRT), unless candidate is a graduate from a formal accredited/approved school/program of MRI. Eligibility for MRI certification must be established within 5 years of completion of accredited MRI program
  • Technologist must not physically possess any medical/surgical appliances, staples, clips, cardiac pacemakers etc. which are contra-indicated for work in and around the area of a magnetic field. This requirement is in keeping with the established FDA safety guidelines for MR Imaging
  • In depth knowledge of the principles and techniques of MRI (post training period) in order to produce high quality scans, maintain the equipment and ensure quality assurance
  • Knowledge of performing all basic MRI (post training period) studies
  • Knowledge of MRI (post training) equipment and supplies
  • Thorough knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices and techniques to assure that adequate safeguards are maintained
  • Thorough knowledge of FDA safety standards regarding ferrous objects, cardiac pacemakers and other contraindicated items upon entering the magnetic field
  • In depth knowledge of physiology and cross sectional anatomy, including location, appearance and function of various major and minor systems associated with diseases or lesions in MRI (post training period) scanning
  • Knowledge of basic computer operations, including keyboard input and proper selection of various protocols to scan various anatomical sections

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Normal to cool temperature, dimmer lights
  • Risk of exposure to infectious organisms, ionizing radiation and strong magnetic field
  • Special precautions are observed in the MRI area, which is monitored by the technologist to prevent entry into the magnetic room of unsuspected ferrous object which could cause severe projectile injury to people within the room
  • Required travel: To and from Sisters Hospital
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