DRTs perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body.Learn more about this agency
As a Diagnostic Radiologic MRI Technologist, the incumbent has the responsibility for the performance of Diagnostic Radiology (DRT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams under the direction of the Radiologist. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). In addition, advanced ARRT certification in MRI is required for this position.
The incumbent independently performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) of the head, neck, spine, chest, body and extremities. These exams are performed with and without use of contrast materials. He/She evaluates critical and emergency procedures and rearranges schedule to accommodate the situation. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated.
Duties include but aren't limited to:
- Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize procedural scan times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases
- Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of nonstandard exams that do not conform to established standard protocols. Determines technical factors, positioning, etc., to produce a high-quality diagnostic study. Notifies the physician of scans requiring their immediate attention
- Performs routine and advanced neurological and angiographic studies of the head, neck, spine, chest, body and extremities utilizing highly sophisticated x-ray equipment such as the MRI unit, patient monitors, PACS, etc. to achieve a high quality diagnostic study.
- Works with the radiologist and/or other healthcare professional as a member of the radiographic team with the responsibility for anticipating technique factor difficulties, preparation of contrast, etc. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the professional staff during the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert regarding the patient's condition, supplies and instrument requirements to assure that all preventive measures have been taken to minimize hazards associated with the procedure.
- Prepares contrast materials for required procedures. It is essential that those who prepare and administer contrast materials possess a thorough understanding of its usage and contraindications.
- Practices radiation safety (ALARA) in order to reduce exposure to the patients, employee, staff, and others
- Performs advanced image manipulations on workstations as directed by the radiologist, healthcare professional or standard operation protocol.
- Maintains accurate records and files of exams performed on patients
- Responsible for inventory and stocking of all MRI supplies and other related materials.
- Performs and/or supervises routine housekeeping duties to assure area is clean and sanitary.
- Incumbent is responsible for the use of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and must be familiar with which items are reprocessed locally (on unit) and/or which items are sent to sterile processing and/or SPD for reprocessing and/or sterilization.
- Assists in the training of new radiology technologists, students, residents and other staff for the purpose of enhancing the personal and professional development of others within the medical service as directed by management.
- Performs other related (lateral and/or lower grade) duties as assigned
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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