MRI Technologist

Requisition ID
2021-159143
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
MRI
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
10:30AM- 7:00PM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location
TX-HOUSTON

Overview

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke’s Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Position Summary

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.

 

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Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible in enforcing magnetic field safety for MRI patients, operator and visitors
  • Monitors the patient’s condition before and after the scan to ensure patient safety and comfort
  • Explains testing procedures to patient ensuring patient understands what the involvement of the exam.
  • Positions and instructs the patient about the preparation for the MRI test.
  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy of the head, thorax and abdomen, physiology, and MRI terminology, practices and procedures.
  • Be familiar with specific MRI coding systems.
  • Maintain 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 protocols.
  • Obtains 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

Minimum Requirements:

 

Education and Licensure:

  • Associate’s Degree  preferred
  • Certificate from accredited MRI program and Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (MR); 
    OR Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R)(MR); must maintain current and certified by State of Texas - MRT
  • CPR/BLS certification

Minimum Experience:

  •  None Required

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