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    Summary

    Performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and radiographic examinations of the head, neck spine, chest, body and extremities. These exams are performed with and without use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated.

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    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities include but not limited to:

    Confers with radiologists to determine requirements of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of MRI scanning. Advises radiologists of examination results. Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention.

    Works with the radiologist as a member of the radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and performance of the exam. Must be continuously on alert for the patient's condition. The alertness of the individual is essential to prevent contamination, recognize patient reactions, anticipate technique factor difficulties, etc.

    Performs technical work in support of routine, diagnostic radiology under the direction of a physician. Operates radiology equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients. Determines technical factors (i.e., calculates the correct exposure factors of time, distance, kilovoltage, and milliamperage), sets controls and operates equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified receives the correct calculated exposure. Selects and sets technical factors for very difficult radiographic examinations.

    Prepares and administers contrast materials that are used in MRI exams. Improper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality and, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of the contrast material usage is possessed by those who prepares and administers it. In addition, must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient. The incumbent is certified to insert IV needles for administration of contrast material when necessary.

    Work Schedule: 12:30 PM to 9:00 PM Tues-Fri; 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Saturdays

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    9

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