Technologist, MRI

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The MRI Technologist's role is to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients by producing diagnostic MR scans of various organs and structures of the human body. Operates with minimal supervision, uses independent judgment to determine quality of images, and compliance with established protocols.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Job Skills/Knowledge
  • Performs all aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging according to established protocols, which includes, but is not limited to, reviewing for appropriateness and completeness of patient histories and requests for services.
  • Explains procedures and ensures that informed consent for invasive procedures has been obtained.

MRI Safety
  • Reviews completed MRI safety sheet for patient and any other person entering the magnet area.
  • Positions patients and provides for their protection from magnetic hazard.
  • Selects and operates complex imaging equipment.
  • Regulates exposure factors and other technical factors on individual patients.
  • Reviews films for diagnostic acceptability.

Patient Care
  • Reviews patient medication reconciliation form, administering contrast based on MRI protocol.
  • Prepares and administers, orally and by intravenous injection, contrast media or medications under physician direction.
  • Provides routine patient care while patients are in the department.
  • Practices aseptic and sterile technique to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Administers or assists in administering CPR or emergency procedures as needed.

Cleanliness/Supplies - Maintains appropriate records and supplies.

Continuing Education - Instructs Radiologic Technology students in methods and procedures.

Quality - Performs evaluative equipment tests; participates in (or is responsible for) quality control program and recording results.

Qualifications

Education: Associate's degree in radiologic technology, minimum required. Bachelor's degree, preferred.

License and Certifications: Completion of JRCERT approved program in Radiologic Technology or an Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology. Must be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Successfully completed and passed MRI registry. Must participate in continuing education activities in accordance to the ARRT guidelines. Current CPR certification by the American Heart Association must be held.

Experience: Prefer one year of experience but not required

Required Skills and Knowledge: Must complete at least 24 hours of direct credit continuing education every 2 years