Kaiser Permanente MRI TECH in Wailuku, Hawaii
Performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations; provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; recognizes and reports patient emergency situations and/or MRI specific adverse events.
Essential Responsibilities: - Performs specialized MRI studies; positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling; instructs patient of exam requirements; selects appropriate protocols by having knowledge to tailor scan of each patient while producing superior image quality. Maintains daily records of exams performed. - Receives and double identifies patients using appropriate criteria prior to performing the study ordered. Ensures accuracy of information and data entry. - Post processes digital images, including specific reconstructions. Prepares images for Radiologist interpretation, and transmits images to the Diagnostic Imaging PACS system. Assures correct patient identification information is captured on all recorded images. Captures required documentation in Radiology Information System (RIS). Prepares, loads, programs and operates the contrast injector. Assists with screening patients for contraindications. - Verifies preparation procedures are proper and in order; oversees intravenous (IV) management; prevents accidents for patients and visitors by identifying extreme safety hazards involved with MRI; documents pre-screening methods on MRI questionnaire. - Screens patients with MRI screening questionaire for contraindications prior to performing procedure. Contraindications that present are all cleared prior to proceeding with the exam. - Interprets unusual tissue contract patterns and alters or adds protocols as necessary to enhance diagnosis. - Functions as part of resuscitation team during Code Blue and/or Rapid Response Team situations; after patient has been removed from the scan room (Zone 4). Provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; reports patient emergency situations. - Identifies potential equipment crisis by troubleshooting including monitoring coil functionality (transmit and receive), cryogen levels, system temperatures and RF signal interference, etc. Documents any errors or equipment malfunctions in service log when Chief Technologist is not available. - Assumes responsibilities for the needs of patient during procedure. Provides service-oriented communications with patient; explaining procedure; answering questions. Emphasizes a personalized, individualized, compassionate patient care atmosphere at all times. Dismisses patients for transport and/or assists with patient transport at end of procedure. - Reviews orders, prepares schedules and consults with attending Radiologists and Registered Nurses as necessary. - Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned. - Directly supervises student technologists during their clinical assignments. Communicates with referring physician and educates as necessary during site tours; trains others under direct supervision of Chief MRI Technologist.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum two (2) years experience as registered technologist. - Minimum one (1) year MRI experience as registered technologist. Education - Associate's degree in radiologic technology or two (2) years of experience in a directly related area. License, Certification, Registration - Valid Hawaii Radiologic Technologist license (must meet education requirement(s) for Hawaii State licensure). - Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). - Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
Additional Requirements: - Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.
Preferred Qualifications: - One (1) year Computed Tomography (CT) experience as registered technologist, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre-hire, post-hire, or on-the-job) in area of specialty, if applicable. - Demonstrated knowledge of statistical data analysis techniques, industrial occupational operations, and Kaiser systems/organization. - MRI Advanced Registry Certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). - MRI Certification from an accredited MRI program of technology.
- MRI Certification from an accredited MRI program of technology
COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE MRI TECHLOCATION Wailuku, HIREQNUMBER 607967
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.