VCU Health System - MCV Hospitals

Rad Tech-MRI (44838353)
Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Posted: 4/21/2018

Rad Tech-MRI

PRN 7: Rotating Successful completion/graduate of a program required by job

VCU Health System's MRI North Ground is seeking an hourly Rad Tech ?MRI. The practice of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed by radiologic technologists responsible for the use of radiofrequencies (RF's) within a magnetic field on humans of all ages (newborn to geriatric) for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. A MRI technologist performs MRI procedures utilizing MRI scanners and power injectors producing cross sectional and 3D images at the request of and for interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. MRI technologists may also assist with interventional and therapeutic procedures and perform complex imaging reformatting. MRI integrates scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information. A MRI technologist recognizes patient conditions, assesses and monitors patient vital signs, and takes appropriate actions in emergency situations essential for successful completion of a procedure and to maintain quality patient care. MRI Technologists must demonstrate an understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, computer technology, basic patient care and assessment techniques, MRI physics, and medical terminology. MRI technologists must maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and sequence techniques. They must possess, utilize, and maintain knowledge of magnetic protection and safety, radiation protection, and safety and current complex scanning protocols.
MRI technologists are the primary liaison between patients, licensed independent practitioners and other members of the support team. MRI technologists must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, assessment, monitoring, and care skills. MRI Technologists prepare, administer, and document activities related to medications in accordance with federal and state law as well as institutional policy. Participation in quality improvement processes and continuous assessment of performance is expected.
MRI Technologists think critically and use independent, professional, and ethical judgment in all aspects of work Engagement in continuing education to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge, and technical competence is expected in this role.

Performing MRI procedures.
Applying principles of magnetic resonance safety to minimize risk to patient, self, and others. Selecting appropriate pulse sequences with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition.
Determining and/or following appropriate imaging protocols. Documenting pertinent exam information in the medical record.
Maintaining archival storage of imaging exams and associated documents.
Assisting LIP with specialized interventional MRI procedures and applies appropriate aseptic surgical technique as needed.
Maintaining records, respecting confidentiality and established policy.
Applying the principles of patient safety during all aspects of MRI procedures, including assisting and transporting patients.
Receiving, relaying, and documenting verbal, written, and electronic imaging orders in the patient's medical record.
Corroborating patient's clinical history with the ordered procedure while ensuring information is documented and available for use by a licensed independent practitioner (LIP).
Verifying informed consent.
Assuming responsibility for patient needs before, during, and after procedures. Preparing patients for procedures.
Applying principles of ALARA to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others.
Performing venipuncture per procedural protocol based on imaging order from a licensed independent practitioner.
Starting and maintaining intravenous access per procedural protocol based on an imaging order for a LIP.
Identifying, preparing, and /or administering medications generally associated with diagnostic imaging procedures as prescribed by a LIP. Labels all medications per institutional protocol.
Evaluating images for technical quality, ensuring proper identification is recorded.
Identifying and escalating emergency situations and managing until appropriate LIP, EMS, MERT, RRT, or Code Team arrives to assume control.
Providing patient education related to imaging procedures.
Educating, mentoring and general oversight of students and other learners in the Radiology environment.
Participating and/or performing ongoing quality assurance activities.
MRI technologists independently performs or assists the licensed independent practitioner in the completion of all MRI imaging exams, interventional MRI procedures, and therapeutic MRI procedures utilizing all MRI scanners and associated technology on site at VCUHS.
MRI technologists independently complete imaging exams based on physicians written order, department protocols, and institutional safety standards.
MRI technologists evaluate and react to information contained on the MRI Safety Checklist as well as the MRI contrast checklist.
MRI technologists prioritize workload based on ordered patient priority.
MRI technologists represent the goals, values, and vision of VCU Health System.
Ensures adherence to regulatory standards, health system and department policies, procedures, processes, and guidelines applicable to role.
Resolves basic service delivery issues. Initiates equipment service calls.
Lead technologists may perform "lead technologist" functions such as coordinating work assignments, workflow, and staffing for an assigned shift/area; serve as clinical or technical resource; provide training.


Graduation from a JRC Accredited Program in Radiologic Technology that is recognized by the ARRT or Graduation from a JRCNMT accredited program in nuclear medicine technology
Certification by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist (ARRT) or Certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB)
New graduates must obtain ARRT-R registry or NMTCB prior to first day of employment
Certification by ARRT-MR within 24 months of employment
Team member must meet eligibility requirements and progress to Imaging Technologist Advancement Program Clinical Ladder Level 2 within 24 months of hire
Basic Life Support (BLS for Healthcare Providers) for continued employment

Bachelor's Degree in Radiologic Technology or closely related field from an accredited program
One (1) year of previous MRI work experience
Previous work experience in an academic medical center environment

*Selected candidates will be placed into appropriate levels for this position based on their experience and qualifications*

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Per Diem
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Radiologic Technologists
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