Catholic Health Initiatives MRI Technologist - Diagnostic Imaging (Days) Supplemental in HOUSTON, Texas

MRI Technologist - Diagnostic Imaging (Days) Supplemental

Description

CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Vintage Hospital is specifically

designed to offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its

unique brand of care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one

of “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States” for 2014 by Soliant

Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco

Group.

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Job Qualifications

Minimum Education/Licensure:

  • Associate's Degree

  • Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT

(R)(MR); must maintain current

  • Certified by Texas Department of

Health as Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist – MRT; must maintain

current

  • CPR/BLS certification

Minimum years in field previous to

employment: None required

  1. Responsible in enforcing magnetic

field safety for MRI patients, operator and visitors.

  1. Monitors the patient’s

condition before and after the scan to ensure patient safety and

comfort

  1. Explains testing procedures to

patient ensuring patient understands what the involvement of the

exam.

  1. Positions and instructs the

patient about the preparation for the MRI test

  1. Knowledge of cross-sectional

anatomy of the head, thorax and abdomen, physiology, and MRI terminology,

practices and procedures

  1. Be familiar with specific MRI

coding systems

  1. Maintain patient

confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA guidelines.

  1. Prepares equipment ensuring

that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic

standards.

  1. Problem solves equipment

failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative and CES

regarding equipment problems.

  1. Completes all quality checks

and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained.

  1. Completes all clinical supply

inventory, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary

supplies required to perform the procedures.

  1. Actively Participates with

patient exams, performing routine, urgent, and emergent patient

requests.

  1. Assists with patients with

basic clinical care.

  1. Assists with patient

scheduling when required.

  1. Ensures that patient

orientation, patient preparation/history and patient teaching is provided prior,

during and following exam completion.

  1. Reviews the physician orders

to verify the types of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication for the

procedure is consistent.

  1. Selects the specific equipment

settings for the prescribed exam and modifies the settings to ensure optimal

image quality is obtained.

  1. Completes the diagnostic exam

according to specific departmental procedural protocols. Each exam has specific

defined protocols

  1. Obtains assistance with any

procedure which are not completed, or if there are any patient care

issues.

  1. 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.

  1. Completes image processing,

PACS QA, including the documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic

information required for departmental, hospital and patient record

documentation.

  1. Completes all image

post-processing.

Job Radiology/Imaging

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKE VINTAGE

Daily Schedule Part Time

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0103411