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MRI Technologist (Full Time / THU/FRI/SAT)

Company: Colorado Springs Radiologists / PENRAD Imaging
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: MRI Technologist Reports to: Lead Technologist and Director of Clinical Services Supervises: N/A FLSA status: Non-Exempt Summary Description This position is responsible for applying their expertise in the area of obtaining diagnostic images while providing exemplary quality service to patients. This position is 36 hours per week. Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Colorado Springs. A $2,500 sign-on bonus applies for eligible applicants. Click here for FT benefit information. Essential Functions Prepares patients for exams by greeting the patient by his/her entire name, obtaining patient history information necessary to perform or evaluate the procedure, and providing instructions and explanation of the procedure to obtain the best possible image and reduce the patient's anxiety.
Accurately and thoroughly screens all patients prior to entry into the MRI room.
Prepares area for exam by ensuring the proper equipment and supplies are available before the patient is called for exam.
Uses multiple MR equipment and software to acquire high quality images to submit to the radiologist for interpretation.
Performs injections of contrast with a power injector or using hand technique, ensuring proper injection rates are used for optimal contrast enhancement. Documents amount of contrast injected.
Attends to patient's care before, during and immediately following exam and notifies the appropriate party if patient's condition changes at any time.
Performs daily inspections of equipment and reports immediately any quality concerns as well as equipment failures or deficiencies.
Sends all studies to PACS (image software) and other network nodes as needed, including any applicable prior studies.
Manages short and long-term archival of MRI studies and produces electronic/hard copy images of studies as requested.
Performs clerical duties related to the procedures including entering information into company-specific software and documenting information into patient charts.
Cleans exam rooms and restocks supplies for next patient.
Performs on-call duties at hospital MRI locations with a 30 minute on-site response time at each hospital.
Interfaces with Lead regarding any and all departmental concerns.
Attends regular staff meetings and complies with all company policies and procedures. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned by administration. Employment Standards Knowledge: Business-specific knowledge: Knowledge of: Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C. policies and procedures, business-specific software, safety regulations. Industry-specific knowledge: Knowledge of: laws and regulations pertaining to medical records and patient confidentiality, ethics and standards of appropriate professional organization(s), ICD-10 and CPT coding, radiation safety, aseptic techniques, IV skills. Mastery: Specialized equipment: Imaging equipment, computer, crash cart, oxygen tanks, IV pumps, MRI compatible devices and power injector. Abilities: Ability to: work independently with minimal supervision; organize and prioritize work and complete within established, reasonable time frames; follow verbal and written instructions; establish and maintain professional working relationships with staff, physicians, management, patients and external contacts; pursue educational and training opportunities to continually add to personal and professional growth in knowledge, skills and abilities pertaining to this position; maintain strict confidentiality of patient, business and employee information at all times; exercise professional judgment and perform all duties in compliance with medical ethics and OSHA standards. Education/Experience/Licensure/Certification: Graduation from an ARRT accredited Radiologic Technology Program or from an ARMRIT Program is required. ARRT MR certification or ARMRIT certification is required no longer than 8 months after hire. BLS certification is required. Six months experience in MRI is preferred. Desirable or Special Qualifications: 1 to 5 years of vendor-specific MR experience preferred. Physical and Mental Requirements: Position: MRI Technologist NOTE: These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C. may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation. Physical Requirements X Seeing X Ability to move distances between office or buildings X Color Perception (Red, Green, Amber) Climbing - Ladder - High Roof Tops X Hearing / Listening X Pushing / Pulling X Touching X Lifting X Dexterity X Occasionally lifting 50 pounds X Finger X Carrying X Hand X Occasionally carrying 50 pounds X Driving (local) X Sitting for extended periods of time Standing for extended periods of time X Other, which includes: Deemed 3T MRI safe Mental / Reasoning Requirements Reading - SIMPLE X Writing - SIMPLE X Basic Math Skills X Reading - COMPLEX Writing - COMPLEX X Analysis / Comprehension X Clerical X Judgment / Decision Making Work Environment X Shift Work X Outside X Pressurized Equipment X Works Alone Extreme Heat Moving Objects X Works with Others Extreme Cold High Places - minimal X Verbal Contact w/ Others X Noise - minimal Fumes / Odors X Face to Face Contact X Mechanical Equipment X Hazardous Materials X Inside X Electrical Equipment Dirt or Dust Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified, nor are these statements intended to create a contract of employment between the employee and Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C. Colorado Springs Radiologists, P.C. is an at-will employer.

Keywords: Colorado Springs Radiologists / PENRAD Imaging, Colorado Springs , MRI Technologist (Full Time / THU/FRI/SAT), Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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