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Northwell Health MRI Technologist in Staten Island, New York

Req Number 121015

Job Description

Operates x-ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and auxiliary equipment, prepares patients for examination, processes images, maintains and cleans equipment. Maintains required documentation.

Job Responsibility

    • Rotates on a regularly scheduled basis through CAT Scan, Special Procedures and Diagnostic Radiology respectfully, if trained.
    • Positions and instructs patients regarding the procedure(s) in order to obtain the effect the desired diagnostic imaging results as specified by the physician.
    • Provides patient immobilization devices as required.
    • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis.
    • Selects and operates equipment according to the specific diagnostic procedure involved.
    • Reviews processed images to be sure that they are of acceptable diagnostic quality and verifies in PACS.
    • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination.
    • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly fashion.
    • Interfaces with computers for the purposes of data acquisition during CT and MRI.
    • Maintains records on all imaging procedures performed in the RIS as per established policies.
    • Schedules procedures as necessary.
    • Interfaces with patient, staff and physicians both within and external to the department to facilitate the improvement of the patient experience in every possible way.
    • Works continuously to improve Press Ganey scores via patient satisfaction
    • Does any necessary work to reduce patient examination wait time.
    • Transport patients when necessary to expedite examinations and or patient satisfaction.
    • Verifies that there are no contraindications to administration of the IV or oral contrast agent.
    • Explains in laymens terms the administration of IV contrast, and completes the Iodinated IV Contrast Information sheet with the information provided by the patient, family member or health care proxy.
    • Recognizes and assists in the treatment of contrast agent reactions.
    • Recognizes and assists in the treatment of IV extravasations.
    • Calculates contrast dose based on patients weight.
    • Assists the physician or imaging Nurse in the administration of contrast material.
    • Maintains the proper inventory of all supplies necessary for the assigned modality. (Maintains the security of all oral and IV contrast.)
    • Performs all designated Quality Control and Electro-Mechanical checks at specified frequencies.
    • Provides on the job instructions to other Imaging Technologists in CT, MRI.
    • Coordinates preventive maintenance of equipment when necessary.
    • Performs other related duties as necessary. (e.g. mixing of oral contrast)
    • Transfers images digitally to appropriate workstations on an as needed basis to expedite interpretations.
    • Demonstrates working knowledge in the use of the Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS).
    • Demonstrates good working knowledge in the use of the Radiology Information System (RIS).
  • Performs related duties as required.

*ADA Essential Functions

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Frequently lifts or moves objects. Occasionally carries objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Frequently pushes patients or objects up to 200 pounds. Occasionally moves with assistance, patients or objects greater than 250 pounds.

Job Qualification

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technologist program, required.

  • New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist, required.

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist, required.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience as a Radiology Technologist, required. Competency in one of the following modalities: CT, MRI, or Special Procedures, required.

*Additional Salary Detail

The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

The salary range for this position is $48.68-$57.98/hour

It is Northwell Health’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all applicants and employees equally regardless of their age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, immigration status or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, pregnancy, genetic information or genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital or familial status, partnership status, victim of domestic violence, sexual or other reproductive health decisions, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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