The MRI Technologist conducts MRI Exams to help provide the best diagnosis and treatment of a disease. This person possesses strong interpersonal skills to relate with patient’s unique needs. The MRI Tech provides and environment which will exceed the expectations of every patient by treating them with the utmost care, compassion and respect, to secure a standard of service that allows the patient’s experience to be extraordinary. Ensures patient registration is completed. Participates in marketing and public relations activities to promote the MRI center.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage requisitions and physicians orders in the Cerner EMR application
Modify, start and complete exams in the RadNet application within Cerner’s EMR
Initiates contact with patients in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
Performs Diagnostic MRI exam as prescribed by physicians, following all MRI magnetic precautions
Completes MRI safety screening documentation
Completes MRI contrast screening documentation
Performs all necessary record keeping and documentation that is required of MRI
Follows all aspects of the American College of Radiology guidance on MRI safe practices.
Maintains a safe and appropriate work area
Maintains inventory of supplies, such as IV contrast, syringes, etc.
Stocks MRI room with supplies such as pillow cases, pillow covers and blankets as needed at the end of every working day
Cleans MRI gantry, table and equipment with appropriate disinfectant wipes between patient exams at the end of every working day
Takes responsibility for general cleanliness and appearance of MRI room
Notifies X-ray Supervisor of any problems that occur in department such as MRI machine problems after tech support is called
Treats patients with dignity when having them change for an MRI exam
Maintains proper Quality control procedure daily
Answers phone calls if not setting up or performing an MRI exam
Explains to patients the procedure when they request a copy of MRI on CD. Explains the procedure of HIPAA regulations
Maintains full compliance with ICAMRL and/or ACR Accreditation policies
Clocks in on computer promptly and works and work station at assigned time
Reviews all posted items, newsletters, memos, emails and other information and communications to stay abreast of current events and process changes within the organization
Comes to work clean and dressed professionally
Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS
Demonstrates behaviors that are consistent with the Medical Center’s Mission and Values and those that reflect the “Seven Standards of Service Excellence”.
Performs job responsibilities in an ethical, compliant manner consistent with the Medical Center’s values, policies, procedures and code of conduct.
Works well with team members toward a common purpose. Reinforces the efforts and goals of the work group. Supports the team’s decisions, regardless of individual viewpoint.
Demonstrates flexibility in schedules and assignments in order to meet the needs of the Work Unit/Department.
Utilizes, maintains, and allocates equipment and supplies in a cost effective and efficient manner. Improves productivity through proper time management
Seeks feedback from customers and team members in order to identify and improve processes and outcomes.
Ability to enter and retrieve data from computer
Ability to operate modern office business machinery
Ability to operate the GE 1.5 T Excite 8 channel MRI machine or current equipment platform.
Ability to use MRI coils and shields on patients
Ability to use and administer IV contrast
Ability to maintain a safe and appropriate work area, Maintain inventory of supplies
Ability to use the new film viewing system “MYSIS, CENTRICITY, ECHOES” and/or McKesson PACS
Ability to burn and import the CD’s into PACS system
Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, clinic staff, patients, public, tech support personnel, physicians and their staff
Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to present ideas in a business-friendly and user-friendly language; Highly self-motivated, self-directed and attentive to detail; team-oriented, collaborative; ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high pressure environment
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints from employees and clients. Ability to speak clearly and to make effective and persuasive arguments and presentations
Qualifications: ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma, prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration, Business or Medical Assisting OR equivalent experience
Certified MRI technologist in the ARRT (MR) or ARMRIT. Minimum of 1 year of experience posting in a health care setting
California Venipuncture certification within 6 months of hire date
BLS certificate required upon hire
Preferred Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) certification; or Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Health Care Administration
Extensive knowledge on use of email, search engine, Internet: Ability to effectively use payer websites
Preferred experience with billing systems such as GE Centricity & SRS Caretracker
Strong background in customer service
Competencies in the areas of leadership, teamwork and cooperation
Strong ethics and a high level of personal and professional integrity
Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology
Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of patient and client information