MRI Technologist - Full Time - Jeff Hwy - Incentive Available
Company: Ochsner Health
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: May 15, 2022
This job is responsible for maintaining safety in the MRI
environment while assessing patients and safely performing routine
MRI procedures in accordance with prescribed safety procedures and
protocols. The Registered MRI Technologist is a clinical mentor for
junior staff and students. To perform this job successfully, an
individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties.This job description
is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job
and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or
all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are
subject to change at the company's discretion. Education Required -
High School diploma or equivalent Work ExperienceRequired - Refer
to Certification SectionPreferred - Clinical MRI experience
CertificationsRequired - Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American
Heart Association;ARRT, ARMRIT OR CAMRT registered as an MR
technologist, ORARRT registered or unlimited state license, and 6
months supervised MRI clinical scanning experience, OR Associate
degree or bachelor degree in allied health field, and -
Certification in another clinical imaging field (such as ARDMS or
NMTCB), and - 6 months supervised MRI clinical scanning
experienceAdvanced certification in MRI required by an organization
recognized by the ACR Registry required within two years of
employmentPreferred - Advanced certification in MRI required by an
organization recognized by the ACR Registry Knowledge Skills and
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of -MRI procedures and technical language.
- Ability to work with and maintain strict confidentiality.
- Ability to work efficiently and calmly under pressure.
- Ability to work self-directed and to function without direct
- Ability and willingness to have and maintain flexibility in
work duties and hours (may require flexible schedule such as
nights, evenings, weekends, holidays, extended shifts, etc.).
- General knowledge of cardiac anatomy, Doppler physics, and the
hemodynamics of blood flow in relation to the various disease
- Skills to preliminary identify stenosis or occlusion based on
nationally published criteria.
- Skills to assist attending physicians with interventional
procedures requiring ultrasonic guidance.
- Ability to provide care and/or support services in a manner
consistent with the patient's age, social, spiritual, and cultural
needs and other special consideration. Job Duties
- Verifies physician order and procedure to assure accuracy.
- Utilizes radiology information systems to facilitate care.
- Explains procedure to patient to ensure understanding.
- Independently operates equipment to complete imaging procedure
according to protocol (including placement of IV).
- Reviews patient images prior to transmission to ensure images
meet diagnostic quality standards.
- Completes timely quality control procedures in accordance with
regulatory standards and performing notification/remediation as
- Assists in the facilitation of departmental operations
(inventory, staff schedules, equipment maintenance, etc.).
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required. The above statements describe
the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local
laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements
that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures
compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards. This
employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental DemandsThe
physical essential functions of this job include (but are not
limited to) the following: - Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of
force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of
force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for
sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with
arms and hands, manual dexterity.Must be able to stand for
prolonged periods of time.Must be able to travel throughout and
between facilities. Duties performed routinely require exposure to
blood, body fluid and tissue. The incumbent works in a patient care
area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with
patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain
communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for
exposure to communicable diseases. Because the incumbent works
within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for
exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the
environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation,
dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of
contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase
depending on the essential job duties of the role.
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