The MRI Technologist works independently, performing complex and specialized procedures. The MRI Technologist must be able to use a wide variety of imaging equipment and computers. The incumbent must be able to provide basic MRI screening of patients and employees, prepare maintenance and repairs, participate in QA, and resolve issues related to MRI safety.
The technologist must have the knowledge to make quick and highly technical decisions in order to accommodate physical restrictions and pathology.Ongoing participation with MR education, safety, protocol development, quality assurance, and technical advances are integrated with clinical scanning.Behavior and communication skills must align with the organizations mission, values and culture.
â€¢Performs a variety of diagnostic procedures some of a more complex nature, utilizing state of the art computerized MRI diagnostic imaging equipment.
â€¢Demonstrates competency with respect to MRI exams, procedures and the use of pressurized injection equipment.
â€¢Assists Radiologist in invasive and biopsy type procedures using MRI equipment to pinpoint anatomical locations.
â€¢Upon completion of procedures, the technologist programs the computer to assure completion of exam and all scan data is correctly stored on PACS for future reference.
â€¢Coordinates and prioritizes procedures during the workday to maintain a high level of patient care and continuity.
â€¢Ensures all charges are correctly coded and entered in the billing system.
â€¢Demonstrates and maintains competence with all age specific groups to ensure proper completion of studies.
â€¢Appropriately adapts assigned patient assessment, treatment, and/or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, age specific and other developmental needs of each patient served.
â€¢Ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and standards as promulgated by State and Federal agencies, the hospital and other regulatory entities.
â€¢Performs all duties in a manner that protects the confidentiality of patients and does not solicit or disclose any confidential information unless it is necessary in the performance of assigned job duties.
â€¢Demonstrates adherence to the Core values of Christus Health.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.