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ARA Diagnostic Imaging MRI Technologist Float in Austin, Texas

ARA Diagnostic Imaging is seeking an experienced MRI Technologist Float to join our growing team!

** $7,500 SIGN ON BONUS for external applicants.

** This position may be eligible for a $1,500.00 relocation assistance bonus.

Summary :

Performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations to demonstrate anatomy for interpretation and/or intervention by, or at the request of a licensed practitioner. Ensures patient safety and comfort during care, and reviews images to provide quality diagnostic imaging.

Essential Functions :

  • Performs and maintains daily check-ups and quality control on MRI scanners required by American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and any other credentialing organizations as required by law.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe MR environment including proper screening of all persons entering the MRI suite following best practice standards and performance of:

  • Accurate use of ferrous metal detectors for patient and staff screening

  • Abides by established safety guidelines according to best practices and company policies.

  • Proficient understanding of requirements related to the safe scanning of MR conditional objects.

  • Provides magnetic field and hearing protection for self, other staff, patient and/or guest according to the prescribed safety standards.

  • Understanding of emergency quench procedures.

  • Performs daily quality assurance of the MR schedule to ensure efficient workflow and patient care.

  • Researches and obtains proper implant information in a timely manner.

  • Proactively resolves any issues that may delay performing the MRI examination.

  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency, following ARA protocols, in the performance of:

  • All MRI examinations and equipment in their assigned work area.

  • Proper positioning of the patient.

  • Selection of the appropriate protocol with maintaining acceptable technical adjustments.

  • Proper post processing of MRI examinations.

  • Proper identification of cross-sectional anatomy.

  • Digital information systems utilized in the performance of assigned work, such as Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS.

  • Performs IV insertion when contrast is needed following proper guidelines as established by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • Identifies each patient and reviews exam paperwork with the patient. Obtains appropriate medical history from the patient.

  • Confirms physicians’ orders and any special instructions within the exam or appointment notes.

  • Records the patient’s history, including information about priors, as required by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

  • Performs accurate MR procedures and applies educated judgment during the examination to ensure appropriate anatomical, pathological, and clinical conditions are accurately imaged with proper identification on all series.

  • Confirms that all images are sent to PACS per policy and procedures and verifies tech notes and required documents have successfully transmitted to PACS.

  • Completes all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Reports incomplete or incorrect examination to ensure proper patient charge and continuity of patient care.

  • Continuously monitors work, reviews, and utilizes modality QA reports to search for ways of improvement.

  • Demonstrates courteous, friendly, and professional behavior towards patients, referring physicians and co-workers at all times.

  • Keeps the work area neat and orderly.

  • Maintains and rotates inventory of supplies in exam rooms and notifies supervisor if there is a shortage.

  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Education/Experience :

    Graduate of recognized, approved AMA council of Education program in radiological technology; Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) is required; requires current CPR and AED certification; MR registry through the ARRT will be required within six months of hire date.

    Skills/Knowledge :

  • Ability to deal efficiently and courteously with all clinical personnel and patients, and to establish effective working relationships

  • Ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results

  • Ability to assess and identify needs and develop creative strategies

  • Highly motivated with great organizational skills

  • Demonstrates appropriate customer service attitudes and services in a variety of work settings

  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and presentation software

  • Demonstrates a results orientation for delivering appropriate products and services in an accurate, complete, and timely fashion

  • Must be skilled in written and verbal communications, requiring the ability to read and write effectively and efficiently

    Working conditions :

    Moderate amount of kneeling, reaching, and stooping. Constant amount of walking, standing, and sitting. Ability to assist patients, up to 650 pounds, from sitting, standing, and lying positions with the use of proper lifting methods (i.e. assistance of other personnel, use of provided lifting devices such as Hoyer lift, etc). May be exposed to negligible electromagnetic radiation. Must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

    Success factors :

    Successful incumbent possesses high energy, drive, and positive attitude; is committed to customer service and teamwork; can multitask; and is focused on achieving results.

    **This Float position required to float between Georgetown and San Marcos Locations.