Diagnostic Imaging Tech MRI-Per Diem

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Description: Under general supervision & utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy & vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols & operates hardware & technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality & acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff. Essential Functions: * Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties & obtain patient cooperation. * Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional & chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served. * Identifies the impact of cultural diversity & lifestyle choices on patient condition & makes accommodations for such differences. * Utilizes proper body mechanics. * Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, & accurate manner. * Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area & Diagnostic Imaging Department policies & procedures. * Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service. Utilizes effective communication skills. * Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for professionalism in all interactions with patients & staff. * Maintains equipment, supplies & work area in accordance with department guidelines. * Provides training & orientation to new MRI technologists & training of MRI technologists. * Assists other technologists as needed. * Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest. * Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, and, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy & poise when interacting with patients, staff & visitors. * Ensures patient & staff safety which includes explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, and, alerting staff the danger of carrying metal around magnet. * Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but not limited to QC, start-up procedures, signal-to-noise test scans, program/sequence selection, contrast injection, & image processing. * Operates various x-ray & imaging control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters & tubes in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures & exams including- but not limited to -gastro-intestinal exams, plain radiography in areas such as operating room, urology & emergency department urology & emergency department. * Operates auxiliary imaging equipment such as - but not limited to - tomographic units, Buckies, image intensifiers, spot film devices, video monitors, CR equipment, digital imaging, C-arms & portable units. * Prepares & administers the appropriate oral, intestinal & I.V. contrast media or as appropriate, assists the radiologist with I.V. Contrast administration. * Ensures that correct & required patient identification information & left or right marker appears on all images. * Centers tube & film to area of interest. * Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, mill-amperes (MA), kilovoltage (KVP), seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed & grids in order to produce diagnostic quality images which demonstrate the area(s) of interest & exhibit acceptable contrast, density & detail. * Explains the exam/procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation & obtain patient understanding. * Assesses the patient's history & overall condition & makes the necessary modifications in technique and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations. * This job description is not all encompassing. Pay Grade: 26 Basic Qualifications: Experience * Minimum three (3) years of experience within the last twelve (12) months in radiologic technology, including one (1) year of recent experience in magnetic resonance imaging. * May substitute one (1) year MRI experience with successful completion of the department's formal MRI training program. Education * Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology. License, Certification, Registration * Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health. * BLS and certificate in venipuncture. * Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography). Additional Requirements: * Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the theories, principles, practices and techniques of radiologic technology. * Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and utilize the principles, theories, practices, and techniques of basic and advanced magnetic resonance imaging including clinical exams, physics, MRI safety, cross-sectional anatomy, and patient care. Preferred Qualifications: * Three (3) years of clinical experience as an MRI technologist in an acute care medical center, preferred. * Computed Tomography experience, preferred. * Advanced Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by the ARRT (MR), preferred. Notes: * Per diem evening, start time may vary within the shift. * Must provide minimum availability per contract. * Maybe required to work at other OC facility. Primary Location: California,Anaheim,Orange Co Anaheim Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Evening Working Hours Start: 02:00 PM Working Hours End: 05:00 AM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: OC Anaheim Medical Center - MRI-Day - 0806 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Load More Click here for additional requirements > Share This Job *

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