Position Overview: The MRI Technologist I is responsible for performing routine and specialized MRI and radiographic procedures and examinations for radiological diagnosis. This also includes creating a tranquil environment, so patients will be able to adhere to examination instructions.
Essential Functions: * Identify anatomical orientation on all required images and assures proper file identification on all images * Demonstrate competency for operating all MRI equipment and associated equipment and software. * Ensure the safety of all those entering the MR room through education and proper screening protocols * Maintain communication with radiologists and other physicians, patients and their families, and other persons. * Perform quality control and reporting tasks, setting up and conducting MRI procedures, maintain day-to-day schedules, assisting radiologist, and contributing to the efficient operation of the department assuring the quality and continuity of patient care. * Acquire patients' chart data/requisition and reviews both to determine correct room set-up and learn of any specific medical problems, contraindications to the study and verify that the study being ordered correlates to the diagnostic needs. * Educate patients regarding procedure, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and safety * Provide coverage as needed (i.e. in the event of call outs or extended patient schedules). * Provide instruction/mentoring to new hires. * Scan according to guidelines * Maintain quality standards as it relates to HIPPA regulations * Assist in the completion of the accreditation process for American College of Radiology (ACR) every three years * Maintain CPR certification * Demonstrate a positive patient experience; share information with patients, providing knowledge about the procedure; ensuring they are aware of follow-up steps and requirements * Demonstrate a positive experience from the referring providers; providing excellent quality * Consistently submit images of diagnostic quality without recommendation of additional image acquisition; performs quality assurance on images and equipment; demonstrates competency in utilizing systems * Make decisions authoritatively and wisely after adequately contemplating various available courses of action * Contribute to efficient out-patient Operations, maximizing the productivity of assigned modality * Observe patient for vital signs during examination * Utilize sterile techniques preventing contamination * Identify anatomical orientation on all required images and assures proper file identification on all images * Review each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examinations to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of patients following the procedure * Demonstrate teamwork; interacts in a positive manner with employees and contributes to a collaborative work environment * Meet or exceed deadlines, follows through, demonstrating accountability, flexibility and adaptability * Enhance professional growth and maintain certifications, registration and active CME's through education programs, conferences, and workshops
Qualifications: * High school diploma or equivalent required. * Associate degree or Baccalaureate degree in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine preferred. * ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologist) - MR certified. * MRI certification. * One to four years of MRI Technologist experience preferred. * Ability to follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to communicate with patients, visitors, and employees within the organization. * Ability to adequately use, or learn to use, the department's computerized system and its associated devices.
Physical Demands: * Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time. * Must be able to lift and carry items weighting up to 50 pounds. * Must be able to lift patients weighting up to 300 pounds and place them in appropriate positions for operation of equipment. * Requires eyesight correctable to 20/20 to operate equipment and review developed films.
Core customers and key relationships * Patients * Patients Families and Friends * Physicians and Other Medical Staff * External Medical Partners
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. CareMount is an EO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability
CareMount Medical is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in New York State. CareMount Medical provides the highest quality medical care in over 40 different locations throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and Ulster counties. We provide medical care to over 500,000 patients in 43 different locations.Founded in 1946, CareMount Medical has grown to 560 physicians representing 43 different medical specialties with major campuses in:Mount KiscoCarmelKatonahKingstonFishkillJefferson ValleyPoughkeepsieRhinebeck