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MRI Technologist Level I

Company: CVPH Medical Center
Location: Plattsburgh
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Performs Radiologic procedures in a variety of settings and locations on patients as ordered by licensed providers in an ethical and professional manner according to hospital and departmental policy, and according to any applicable New York State guidelines. - Must assist in all aspects of the Radiology Department operations.

Performs diagnostic MRI scans according to established protocolsCarefully screens patients prior to examination, to assure that there is no unknown existing condition(s) that would be injurious to the patient. Technologist shall review and sign off on final MRI screening sheet.Reviews the MRI Request and Physicians Order for the existence of pertinent clinical information and special instructions before performing the examination; obtains clinical information where necessary. Check for insurance preauthorization, if needed.Screens all females of child bearing age regarding the possibility of pregnancy and reports any questionable or positive responses to the Radiologist, Supervisor or referring physician for guidance prior to beginning the examination; documents this on the request.Is responsible for completing the patient assessment and technologist note section on the MRI Request and signing their name. Is responsible for completing the examination, processing the images (including previous examinations) and submitting to the appropriate Radiologist for interpretation. Notifies Clerk if Radiology folder is needed (previous not on PACS).Prepares and administers prescribed dosages of oral and IV contrast. Performs venipuncture and lock insertion according to established protocols. Performs - - contrast media injections according to physician's orders and department policy. - Prepares contrast form and enters into computer.Is responsible for daily quality control procedures, according to each unit's protocolAssists in the training and clinical supervision of student technologists.When MRI unit is disabled due to mechanical problems, reports service to appropriate service personnel. Is responsible for notifying outpatients, Nursing Floors, Physicians, Radiologists, Risk Management, PCC's and other departments as needed. - Is also responsible for rescheduling outpatients and inpatients for when the unit is restored to full service. - Is responsible for entering equipment failure in Risk Management (on-line program)Assures that all exams are tracked and labeled correctly.Practices Infection Control according to hospital policyOther duties as assigned.

Must be licensed by the New York State Department of Health and be registered by ARRT (Radiographer). - Must obtain ARRT (MRI) credentials within two years. - Eligibility requirements will be reviewed by employee and manager / supervisor. - In the event that an employee has unsuccessfully attempted to become registered within the required timeframe, the employee is granted a six-month extension to become registered / credentialed. Must be New York State Department of Health certified to inject IV contrast within two (2) months of completing the orientation period.Will be responsible for on call in MRI per union contract.Requires sufficient sensitivity and interpersonal skills in dealing with apprehensive patients and families in a professional and compassionate manner.Requires positive and effective communicating skills for interaction with physicians and staff in any situation.Requires an ability to think and act quickly in order to deliver efficient quality care in a variety of stressful situations.Must be BLS certified (or obtained within 3 months).One year of radiographer experience preferred. -As applicable, the individual has training/competency in attending to the special needs and/or behaviors appropriate to the age of the patients for which care is being provided.

Keywords: CVPH Medical Center, Albany , MRI Technologist Level I, Other , Plattsburgh, New York

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