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MRI Technologist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lorain
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.Under direction of the MRI Supervisor and according to established protocols and procedures and the directions of a Radiologist, operates MRI scanner to obtain filmed images for use by physicians in diagnoses and treatment of pathologies. Provides care to neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:1. Must have completed two years of post high school training in an approved school of radiologic technology.2. Must have interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with patients who may be under physical and/or emotional stress.3. Must have analytical abilities necessary to acquire and effectively utilize knowledge of MRI techniques and methods and knowledge of cross sectional anatomy.4. Previous MRI experience preferred.5. Work requires three months on-the-job training to acquire necessary familiarity with MRI procedures, techniques and methods.6. Registration, Certification or Licensure Requirement: ARRT registered. Current BLS Certification. MRI registry preferred.Principal Duties and Responsibilities Performance1. Interviews patient to determine patient eligibility for MRI exam (example: pacemaker, vascular clips, foreign bodies, hearing aid). Fills out patient eligibility sheet and gets patient signature for consent before starting exam.2. Examines patient's charts to be aware of suspected pathologies and appropriate clinical history while conducting exam. Takes standard radiographs as necessary for preliminary exam.3. Starts IVs and Administers injections of contrast media for examinations following established sterile techniques and methods.4. Operates scanner's computerized controls and enters commands necessary to visualize and manipulate screen images. Operates various peripheral equipment such as optical disc drive.5. Manipulates MRI image through computerized controls to obtain best possible images.6. Operates Laser Imager to reproduce appropriate screen images on film. Ensures films are of acceptable diagnostic quality and completeness.7. Maintains required files and records and prepares periodic statistical reports, such as number and types of exams performed for supervisor's review.8. Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs as needed. Ensures necessary maintenance and repairs are completed in an efficient and timely manner.9. Schedules MRI examinations in order to ensure smooth flow and optimal utilization of equipment.10. Requisitions, stores and inventories approved supplies in assigned area, such as linen, syringes, needles, contrast media and so forth.11. Instructs and demonstrates MRI equipment operation, filming and other technical aspects for radiology students and Radiology or Medical Center personnel.12. Assists physicians doing invasive sterile technique procedures.13. Adheres to the standards and policies of the Corporate Responsibility Program, including the duty to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and reporting to designated Manager (or employer hotline) any suspected unethical, fraudulent, or unlawful acts or practices.14. Embraces Standards of Excellence in order to provide and promote excellent customer service for both internal and external customers. Holds self and others accountable for behaviors that promote service excellence.15. Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Mission and Core Values (Compassion, Excellence, Human Dignity, Justice, Sacredness of Life, Service) of Mercy Health Partners.16. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient servedMonday - Friday, weekends, holidays and on call.Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more*Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusAll applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com

Keywords: Mercy Health, Lorain , MRI Technologist, Other , Lorain, Ohio

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