MRI Technologist - League City

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THE SHIFT FOR THIS POSITION IS MONDAY-FRIDAY (8:30AM-5:00PM); The ideal candidate will have flexibility to work a shift that includes weekends, if needed.

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Function: Performs technical and specialized skills in the operation of a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner to provide quality images of patients for diagnostic purposes and performs digital data analysis of multiple variable parameters of the MR scans.

Scope: Impacts patient care.

Detail Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and specialized skills in the performance of MRI procedures on MDACC patients. Duties and responsibilities are conducted in a manner that effectively supports efficient patient services. The MRI technologist performs procedures as prescribed by clinicians in coordination with DI faculty. The MRI technologist provides a safe environment for patients and peers and practices MRI and radiation safety using ACR standards and policies. Communicates and works with radiologists, physicists, clinicians, nursing staff, and other patient care providers to ensure high quality diagnostic procedures are performed. Provides training, education, and mentoring to students, technologists, nursing, faculty, and others.

Patient Care
1. Performs patient care activities within professional scope of practice including but not limited to: POCT, IV insertion, patient interview/assessment/discharge/ phone education and confirmation, patient transportation, preparation and administration of procedural related medications, etc.
2. Ensures patient/family/staff and visitor safety at all times by monitoring his/her environment.

a. Safely screens patients, and manages the clinical and research driven clinical /evaluation process for implanted devices to obtain clearance for the imaging procedure. This includes all aspects of patient event reporting (UHC/ PSN) & Stop the Line.

b. Maintains strict control of access to clinical areas. (i.e., MR Zones, technical, supply, etc.)

c. Follows MRI Safety & National Patient Safety Goals/ Guidelines.

3. Recognizes patient distress signs, initiates and assists with emergency response teams. (nurse/physician, DIURT, MERIT, Code Blue)

4. Adheres to all infection control practices

a. Utilizes sterile or aseptic technique where applicable.

b. Handles contrast media and contrast delivery equipment within manufacturer/division standards, properly administering contrast agents, carefully observing the six rights of drug administration 1.) Right Patient, 2.) Right Route, 3.) Right Dose, 4.) Right Time, 5.) Right Medication 6) Right Documentation

5. Applies knowledge of Age Specific Criteria in carrying out work duties and tasks
6. Recognizes examination findings that may require immediate clinical response and notifies the interpreting radiologist (i.e., Critical result findings.)
7. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in all assigned areas.
8. Demonstrates flexibility to the demands of patient care, including but not limited to: coming in early, staying late, alternative shift coverage, emergency "ride out team" and rotational call coverage etc., as needed/assigned.
9. Travel to off-site regional patient care facilities (e.g., Bellaire Imaging Center, West Houston Imaging Center, CABI).
10. Maintains cleanliness/orderliness of all imaging rooms, dressing rooms, and work area.

a.Responsible for stocking, transporting, and distribution of supplies within the section.

b.Disposes of used linens as needed.

c.Monitors personnel, work areas, and patient care areas to ensure that the levels of radioactive materials are in accordance with regulations.

i. Decontaminate work and patient care areas as needed.

ii.Disposes of contrast, disposable coils, etc.

11. Adheres to HIPAA requirements to protect patient privacy and confidentiality at all times.
12. Assures all necessary patient documentation is complete and accurate.

a. Clearly writes required information on all necessary forms (i.e., PR-1, PR-4, Universal Time Out).

b. Enters data into computers that is accurate and free from errors.

c.Confirms patient using approved identifiers, employing the "best practices" of the section to ensure patient demographic accuracy.

13. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education: Graduate of an accredited Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Program.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree

Required License/Certifications: ALL of the following: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - Magnetic Resonance (ARRT - MRI); Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist (CMRT) by the Texas Department of State Health Services; and Basic Life Support (BLS).

Required Experience: No experience

Preferred Experience: Three-five years of MRI Technologist experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 136238
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,800
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 86,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 103,200
  • Science Jobs: No