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CT/MRI Technologist Advanced-INTERNAL

Company: Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Performs Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) imaging examinations to produce detailed images of the human body for medical diagnostic purposes.Job RequirementsEducationGraduate from an approved American Medical Association (AMA) school of Radiologic Technology required.Participates in mandatory in-services and continuing education as mandated by policies & procedures/ external agencies & as directed by supervisors.ExperienceOne year experience in Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or a graduate from an approved Computed Tomography (CT)/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program.License/CertificationsAmerican Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered in Radiologic Technology required.American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered in both Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) required.Current Radiologic Technologist Permit to Practice from the Iowa Department of Health required.Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.Skills/Knowledge/AbilitiesStrong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with hospital personnel, patients, co-workers, and the public.Ability to perform numerous tasks at once.Proficient with working with patients of all ages (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adult and elderly.)Knowledge of other modalities or willing to gain knowledge of other modalities as requested for the potential of cross-training opportunities.Possess a working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.Ability to perform all routine and complex Computed Tomography (CT) & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedures, in which training was received.Ability to create 3D images on the scanner or an independent workstation.Ability to perform venipuncture for injections via butterfly needle and IV management for power injector use.Participate in rotating schedules of call and/or back-up call for either Computed Tomography (CT) & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).Physical RequirementsWeight DemandsMedium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.Physical ActivityOccasionally Performed (1%-33%):ClimbingCrawlingKneelingSittingFrequently Performed (34%-66%):BalancingCarryingCrouchingDistinguish colorsKeyboarding/typingLiftingPulling/PushingRepetitive MotionsStandingStooping/bendingTwistingWalkingConstantly Performed (67%-100%):Fingering/TouchingGraspingHearingReachingSeeing/VisualSpeaking/talkingJob HazardsNot Related:Explosives (pressurized gas)Electrical Shock/StaticRadiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)Rare (1-33%):Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)Mechanical moving parts/vibrationsOccasionally (34%-66%):Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)Equipment/Machinery/ToolsRadiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)Exposure to high magnetic fields (up to 3 Tesla) and radiofrequenciesEssential Job FunctionsEssential Functions ISmart GrowthWillingly chooses to learn and become proficient in other department job duties.Partnership and CollaborationWillingly participates in the training and mentoring of students during their rotations and/or externships.Shares in maintaining supplies with Central Supply to ensure adequate inventory level by stocking exam rooms with items needed for procedures and patient care. Inform Central Supply for needed supplies.Performs other duties as assigned i.e. taking call, covering extra shifts, covering for holidays, adjusting schedules as needed.Heightened Focus on EfficiencyRotates on-call with other technologists (if applicable). Follows all procedures and guidelines of the department as required. Uses and understands the processes and procedures for transmitting images to Teleradiology Services.Routinely communicates with Supervisor on matters that include disruption of normal work flow, personnel issues, and patient concerns or complaints. Understands, promotes, and supports the department scheduling and accessibility goals as it relates to patients and referring physicians.Uses Cerner/logbook to correctly document appropriate exam indications, correct start/end times, and identification of second technologist which ensures accurate departmental statistics according to hospital policies.Displays teamwork by providing help where it is needed and assists with the management of the department work flow to ensure the timely completion of exams.Consistently and correctly clocks in and out. Willing participant in staff reduction hours due to low patient volume.Completes examinations in a timely manner, but with continued quality and continuity of patient care.Quality and SafetyWillingly participates in the training of new employees and continues to assist employees who have recently been trained.Ability to apply clinical imaging protocols and positioning techniques including administering appropriate oral and IV contrast specific to the age of the patient.Performs quality exams by utilizing appropriate adult and/or pediatric protocols for scanning by reviewing each exam for technical accuracy, by administering appropriate oral and IV contrast, by using proper sterile technique, and by relaying pertinent information to the appropriate supervisor or radiologist.Routinely educates and screens all ancillary staff and visitors regarding the magnet environment or radiation safety and applies appropriate policy and procedure.Cleans and maintains all equipment as per hospital standards. Reporting faulty equipment to appropriate personnel.PeopleProvides appropriate care specific to the age of the patient to ensure understanding and a comfort level of treatment as outlined in the "Age Specific Criteria".Actively looking for ways to offer a five star experience.Routinely exhibits the behavior and attributes for superior customer and patient service as outlined in the "Standards of Compassionate Service".Routinely screens the patient for safety precautions, educates them on the exam to be performed, and documents in RIS.Maintains awareness of ongoing exams and willingly seeks the opportunity to provide patient care and assist physicians and coworkers as needed.Participate in rotating schedules of call and/or back-up call for either Computed Tomography (CT) & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).Essential Functions IIParticipates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.Other duties as assigned.Essential Function SkillsCT and MRI ApplicableAware of and able to follow all departmental policies.Correctly identifies patients by using at least two identifiers.Accurately explains all procedures to patients/family members.Aware of Contrast Reaction protocol, and other contrast related protocols.Exhibits competency in use of all equipment.Performs QC on equipment as needed, aware of how to call for service and communicates problems/errors to proper personnel.Assists with procedures that require sterile technique.Performs medication administration and documents in EMR.Able to verbalize appropriate technique for O2 Tank exchange, tubing/wall connection, & regulator reading.Aware of emergency and evacuation policies on the MHS Intranet.Correctly utilizes the Cerner/RIS system for proper documentation, image matching and billing.Able to find needed supplies for room stocking.Transmits images to appropriate network location (ex PACS, AW, DynaCad, etc.)CTDemonstrates and practices the principles of "Image Wisely/Image Gently".Ability to perform all CT procedures.Aware of and able to follow all CT imaging protocols.Operates injector equipment for administering contrast.MRIAbility to perform all MRI procedures.Demonstrates and complies with the MRI Safe Practice Policy.Demonstrates and can explain proper magnet room safety for self as well as ancillary staff, patients and visitors.Administers all contrast media appropriately.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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