Performs MRI examinations utilizing a variety of technical aspects that require judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in applying imaging parameters to obtain diagnostic images. Promotes a cooperative and professional atmosphere with emphasis on patient care, while keeping magnet integrity in mind. Serves patients of all ages.
Ensures no ferrous metal objects are taken into the scan room.
Properly positions coil and patient to obtain the best image quality. Handles coils with care. Pads placed where necessary for patient comfort. Routes all IV lines and monitoring cables safely in and out of the magnet bore.
Selects scanning parameters based on established protocol and on information obtained from patient history, chart, requisition, and previous exams.
Prepares and administers correct amount of contrast, using aseptic techniques as outlined in the Infection Control manual. Able to start and maintain IV lines. Documents appropriately in patients chart.
Ensures the procedure and related supplies are billed correctly.
Reports malfunctions to service representative by logging a service call and notifies charge technologist and/ or supervisor.
Develops and maintains teamwork. Demonstrates willingness to learn new procedures and accepts additional responsibilities. Is on time and prepared to work scheduled hours.
Competently works within required computer programs (i.e. PACs, RIS, Vrad) as well as manual downtime processes.
All other duties as assigned.
Education - High School Diploma/GED Equivalent: General Studies
Graduate - Radiology Program Certification - **Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified - American Heart Association (AHA); Radiologic Technologist (RT) - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Education - Associates: Related Field Experience - 1+ years of Radiographer Experience Certifications - Magnetic Resonance Images (MR) Registry - Advanced American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
**Policy Number: MIS-7040-115 - Caregivers must be CPR certified upon employment or within their 90-day probation period.
Physical Requirements: Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Internal Number: R8490
About Regional Health
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.