MRI TECHNOLOGIST/ 24 HRS/ 3 week days, 7am to 330 pm./ BWH RADIOLOGY

Boston, MA | MRI

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
Works under general supervision and following established procedures, the MRI Technologist safely operates the Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner to acquire images for use by physicians in diagnoses and treatment of pathologies. Exercises independent judgment to modify scan techniques for optimal scan acquisition. Consults the appropriate content expert (Radiologist, Nurse, Supervisor, etc.) as necessary for each situation. Staff will be required to float among radiology clinics associated with BWH as needed. These sites are, but not limited to: 75 Francis Street Boston MA., 850 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill Ma, 20 Patriot Place Foxboro, MA. and 711 West Center Street West Bridgewater, MA
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Reviews MRI order for exam and indications.
  • Reviews scan protocol and ensures that it has been entered for each exam.
  • Performs venipuncture following established Departmental policies and procedures.
  • Administers IV contrast agents.
  • Maintains ACLS certification.
  • Performs all duties pertaining to the performance of clinical and research MRIExams.
  • Screens patients for MRI safety and is responsible for patient positioning, coil, and protocol selection.
  • Controls access into the MRI environment for non-MRI personnel. Is responsible for maintaining a safe MRI environment. Confirms patient's name, date of birth, medical record number and MRI exam ordered with each patient.
  • Prepares and cleans the equipment and scanner room for each patient. Stocks and supplies room as needed.
  • Performs daily quality assurance on MRI scanners and verifies the safe operation of all other patient equipment to be used during the work day. Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and needed repairs.
  • Operates control console for each patient's scan including selection of proper imaging protocols to image the designated body part/s. Operates various peripheral hardware and software. Enters patient data at start of examination and monitors data acquisition during procedure. Transfers patient images to PACs once exam is complete. Alerts the radiologist of any urgent finding. Archives image data to optical disc or DVD.
  • Transfers, positions, immobilizes, and instructs patients in order to obtain the desired diagnostic imaging study as ordered by the requesting physician and protocolled by the radiologist.
  • Exercises sound independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative under pressure and in a variety of situations.
  • Utilizes Radiology Information Systems (Percipio, IDXrad, PACS/Centricity) to schedule, arrive, complete, archive, and send all patient and exam information.
  • Document scans all paperwork into RMS Scanning system.
  • Works collaboratively with Assistant Chief Technologist and Lead Technologists to ensure smooth, efficient patient flow and optimal utilization of MRI scanners.
  • Maintains ethical standards (patient confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.).
  • Delivers patient care within the scope of certification/training.
  • Maintains effective working relationships and communication with all departmental staff and other hospital personnel.
  • Remains up-to-date on developments and trends in MR imaging techniques, procedures, and equipment. Participates in educational programs and meets National and State requirements for continuing education credits.
  • May oversee and instruct MRI technologists and students within the department.
  • Demonstrates and instructs professional staff and students on MRI equipment operation and other technical aspects.
  • May be required to work with lab animals for research purposes.
  • Rotates within department, divisions and all off site clinics, by shifts as required and needed; cooperates with all personnel, promoting harmony within department.
  • Performs point-of-care (POC) creatinine testing at applicable sites and upon completion of training.
  • Performs all other duties as required and directed.


Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be a graduate of an approved school of Medical Imaging; and be registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or equivalent.
  • Be Registered or eligible for certification in MRI by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or equivalent. Must meet, successfully complete, and maintain the ARRT or equivalent certification and registration within one year of start of employment.
  • 2-3 years' experience as a Radiologic technologist preferred with at least one year in a specialty such as CT scan, or angiography.
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.
  • Must have analytical abilities necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging techniques, methods, and knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
  • Proficiency with Radiology and Hospital Information Systems (Percipio, IDXrad, LMR, BICS, PACS/Centricity, Safety Reporting, RMS Scanning, etc.) relating to patient information and management.
  • Awareness of hazards within the department, (Magnetic Field, standard precautions, etc.), and adhere to safety standards established by BWH and regulatory agencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Exposure to magnetic fields and radio frequencies.
  • Exposure to human waste and other similar unpleasant elements.
  • Periodic exposure to noise and cold equipment.
  • Subject to frequent stressful situations.

It is the policy of North Shore Medical Center and North Shore Physicians Group to affirmatively implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates and existing employees without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, disability, Veterans of the Vietnam Era status; or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable ordinance or law. All aspects of employment including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, termination, compensation and benefits.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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