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MRI Technologist (Chelsea, MA per-diem)

Description

Performs scheduled quality control procedures on magnetic devices and other related equipment. Reviews results with supervisor and/or physicist and 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.

Assists in developing, reviewing and revising protocol for patient studies.

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

Communicates with and provides assistance to peers and physicians.

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.

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

Monitors appropriates inventory and par levels of necessary supplies and communicates with Manager.

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.

Participates in departmental, regulatory and accreditation initiatives.

Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

ARRT (MR)

Completion of a Medical Imaging Program

BLS

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

Preferred:

Radiation Licensure in the state of Massachusetts

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ 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 appropriate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of patients of all age groups. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit.

EEO StatementMassachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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