MRI Technologist Reg Ped
Company: Wellstar Health System, Inc.
Posted on: March 21, 2023
Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions
- Equipment Demonstrates the ability to adjust technique so that
patient receives the best study possible and that image quality is
maintained. Reports problems regarding malfunctioning equipment to
supervisor or service provider, so that problem can be corrected in
a timely manner. Cleans, disinfects and maintains equipment in
accordance with infection control policy and department cleaning
schedule. Ability to operate patient monitoring system.
- Patient Care Obtains complete clinical history, gathers
examination data and assesses for contraindicating conditions.
Follows established procedures for the administration of contrast
medias so that no patient condition deteriorates, and no patient
suffers undue pain, due to error or poor technique. Ensures that
all studies have proper patient identification. Reviews images for
clinically acceptable results and releases patients. Responds to
emergency situations. Assists other technologists in all modalities
when needed. Observes patient condition and properly evaluates
situations when physician intervention is necessary so that no
patient condition deteriorates. Verifies correct identity of
patient prior to performing a procedure according to hospital
policy and procedure. Ensures patient's privacy and comfort is
accommodated. Maintains patient's dignity throughout the
exam/procedure. Demonstrates competence in the determination and
application of appropriate procedures, equipment, supplies and
techniques based on the age of patients. Organizes schedule, time
and priorities so that required activities are accomplished within
designated time frames. Follows physician's instructions when
assisting with procedures and exams. Understands, demonstrates and
documents pre-procedure verification and Time Out process when
appropriate. Demonstrates and understands pre-and-post procedural
care. Preps the patient for procedure. Demonstrates and understands
sterile technique. Prepares trays and catheters for procedures,
participates in biopsies if applicable. Demonstrates proficiency on
the Dynacad if applicable. Prepares and may administer contrast.
Verifies order is with contrast, checks patient GFR (labs) and
dosing of contrast is weight based. Uses appropriate safety devices
to protect patients hearing during exam. Understands anatomical
positioning, correct labeling of body parts, and infant
immobilizer. Knows cross sectional anatomy, includes all
appropriate anatomy. Uses critical thinking skills. Seeks
clarification on ambiguous orders.
- Education and Communications Patiently and clearly explains
purpose and nature of exam to patient prior to starting of
procedure, to minimize anxiety and facilitate cooperation using
AIDET; Acknowledge, Introduce, Discuss, Explain, and Thank you of
all patients and family members. Ensures that patient's questions,
concerns or contraindications are satisfactorily addressed,
notifying physician when this cannot be accomplished, prior to the
initiation of the procedure. Participates in the orientation and
training of departmental employees. Required documentation is
concise, legible and includes precise terminology. Reads email each
day scheduled to work and follows through with assignment.
Completes mandatory departmental and Hospital-wide education
- Quality Control Produces acceptable images, follows established
exam protocols. Ensures that equipment is fully operational prior
to each use, by checking for proper calibration and operating
deficiencies. Sends all studies to PACS immediately after
completion in RIS and prints CDs as needed. Studies that have been
transmitted after hours to teleradiography are printed and scanned
in PACS, if applicable. Maintains MRI suite in a safe environment,
i.e. "locked down at all times."
- Operations Restocks linens and supplies, and maintains MRI
department in clean and orderly condition. Transports patients,
positions patients, and helps them on and off procedure table.
Performs patient charging activities on the day the service is
rendered. Applies supportive and immobilization devices and
equipment. Willingly lends knowledge and assistance to others upon
request as needed and routinely as time is available, without
prompting, so that all working time is used for departmental
advantage. Performs routine duties of clerical and support
personnel in accordance with procedure when warranted to ensure
continuity and quality of services. Keeps supervisor informed on
all responsibilities on an ongoing basis, ensuring prompt
notification in the event of problems or potential problems.
Maintains an individual productivity rate equal to other
co-workers. Ability to operate all work stations associated with
the MRI scanner. Ability to push / retrieve studies to the PACS
system. Maintains Joint Commission standards and any other
regulatory agency standards. Any other duties as assigned. Takes
call when necessary.Required for All Jobs
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of
work, and code of conduct. Qualifications
Keywords: Wellstar Health System, Inc., Atlanta , MRI Technologist Reg Ped, Other , Atlanta, Georgia
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