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MRI Technologist

Company: CHI St. Luke's HealthPatients Medical Center
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: Patients Medical Center (PMC) providesinpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, andClear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range ofprimary and specialized serviceswound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular,womens services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.Uses machines that utilize strong magnets and radio waves, instead of radiation to create body images; is trained as a radiology technologist who Works in the imaging department, and has specific training to perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic technical procedures in the MRI department. Responsibilities: Responsible in enforcing magnetic field safety for MRI patients, operator and visitors.Monitors the patients condition before and after the scan to ensure patient safety and comfortExplains testing procedures to patient ensuring patient understands what the involvement of the exam.Positions and instructs the patient about the preparation for the MRI testKnowledge of cross-sectional anatomy of the head, thorax and abdomen, physiology, and MRI terminology, practices and proceduresBe familiar with specific MRI coding systemsMaintain patient confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA guidelines.Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.Problem solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative and CES regarding equipment problems.Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained.Completes all clinical supply inventory, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedures.Actively Participates with patient exams, performing routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests.Assists with patients with basic clinical care.Assists with patient scheduling when required.Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation/history and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following exam completion.Reviews the physician orders to verify the types of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent.Selects the specific equipment settings for the prescribed exam and modifies the settings to ensure optimal image quality is obtained.Completes the diagnostic exam according to specific departmental procedural protocols. Each exam has specific defined protocolsObtains assistance with any procedure which are not completed, or if there are any patient care issues.Completes patient visit by ensuring that the exam is complete, the documentation has been processed including patient charges and the patient has been discharged safely.Completes image processing, PACS QA, including the documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic information required for departmental, hospital and patient record documentation.Completes all image post-processing Qualifications: Education and Licensure:*Associates Degree preferred* Certificate from accredited MRI program and Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (MR); ORRegistered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R)(MR); must maintain currentand certified by State of Texas - MRT*CPR/BLS certificationExperience: None

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's HealthPatients Medical Center, Pasadena , MRI Technologist, Other , Pasadena, Texas

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