Communicates with Radiologist

  • Mass General Brigham
  • Danvers,MA,United States
  • May 21, 2021

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*** This job is per-diem and located in Danvers, MA. ***

GENRAL OVERVIEW:

Under general supervision, performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies using a magnetic resonance device that includes preparing patients, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images. Selects appropriate imaging protocol for patient studies. Performs quality assurance scans as required. Demonstrates the ability to work cohesively as a team member within the MRI Department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Includes preparing patient, positioning, setting imaging parameters, performing computer processing and displaying images.

Performs scheduled quality control procedures on MRI scanner and other related equipment. Records QA results as required. Reports any potential equipment related problems to supervisor as necessary.

Prepares for and performs intravenous injection of MR contrast agents including the use of the MR compatible power injector. Understands and can communicate the possible contraindications as well as monitor for and respond to adverse reactions to MR contrast agents. Records all information regarding contrast injections appropriately.

Inserts IV catheters as needed.

Performs point of care testing as needed.

Instructs patients and visitors in MR safety procedures.

Ensures adherence to safety practices by all persons entering the MRI area.

Acts as final check point for patient safety and protocol clarification.

Communicates with Radiologist for protocol clarification when necessary.

Uses designated department protocols. If issues are observed within the designated protocol, reports them to the site supervisor and/or Quality Assurance Manager

Assists in the instruction of visitors and medical staff rotating through the area. Explains patient procedures, processing, equipment operation, safety practices, etc.

Mentors new staff and fellow technologists as necessary.

Adheres to MGH “Good-To-Go” policies and practices.

Reviews the MRI patient procedure screening form with the patient and completes the MRI staff specific questions.

Utilizes departmental specific tools to confirm contrast dosing, and patient safety through the use of such tools as QPID, electronic dose calculators, image review (PACS) and other means designated by the department.

Maintains a neat work environment, including patient care areas, MR scan rooms, MR control rooms and reading areas.

Monitors appropriate inventory and par levels of necessary supplies and communicates with Manager / Supervisor.

Assists receptionist and other Department staff in various duties as necessary (i.e. scheduling and transporting patients, taking stock inventory, filing, etc.).

Develops knowledge of MR physics through on-the-job training, reading, etc., and keeps current on new developments in MR imaging.

Identifies hazardous system malfunctions; secures area and removes patients and personnel from magnet bay during emergency situations.

Performs other related duties as required.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Mental/visual ability to operate complex electronic equipment and instrumentation and perform quality control procedures on equipment; ability to transfer patients to MR scan table and push table from prep room to exam room; must lift and transfer patients to stretchers, etc.

Must demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate care to various age populations

Must be able to read, write and effectively communicate in English

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to magnetic fields for which risks are not yet established; possible exposure to liquid/gaseous in the event of a system quench.

Mental/visual ability to operate complex electronic equipment and instrumentation and perform quality control procedures on equipment; ability to transfer patients to MR scan table and push table from prep room to exam room; must lift and transfer patients to stretchers, lift/move MRI coils, etc.

The information contained in this document is intended to describe the general contents and requirements of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or skills of individuals so classified.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS:

Radiation License on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Preferred

R.T. (MR)* - Preferred

BLS - Required

*Advanced MR certification required within 18 months of hire date. Employees who are unable to obtain certification after 18 months will be terminated for failure to maintain certification.

EDUCATION:

High School Diploma - Required

High School Diploma - Required

Graduate of an approved Medical Imaging Program - Required

Graduate of an approved Medical Imaging Program - Required

Associate's Degree - Preferred

Associate's Degree - Preferred

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