MRI Technologist- Registry in Chicago, IL at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 9/20/2022

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Job Description



JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for performing MRI diagnostic services on a daily basis, according to protocols established by the Director. Obtains images of highest quality under minimal direction and supervision.  Responsible for professional performance and decision making in accordance with the clinical, fiscal and organizational objectives of the department and hospital.



JOB QUALIFICATIONS

1.       Completion of an Allied Health Education and an AMA approved program in MRI.

2.       Current ARRT certification or advanced MRI certification  (advanced certification required within three months of hire)

3.       One year full-time general radiology and  one year MRI experience, or related work scope

4.       CPR certification

5.       Excellent interpersonal communication skills

6.       Ability to handle information in a sensitive and tactful manner



 



SUPERVISION

Exercised:            None.  May orient new staff members to the practical procedures of the department.

 

Received:              Reports to Manager, Radiology.  Receives general supervision from the Supervisor and Medical Director of Radiology. 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS (INTERNAL/EXTERNAL)

Utilizes good communication skills in daily interactions with patients, families, physicians, unit and hospital personnel.   May have occasional contact with vendors. Adjusts patient interaction and/or treatment to match each patient’s age-specific developmental, educational, or other related needs.

JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)

1.       Demonstrates the WMH Customer Service Values, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *

2.       Positions, immobilizes and performs patient studies according to the established “protocol” set by the Radiologist and as requested by referring physicians. *

3.       Formulates appropriate questions for determining history and process for quality outcome.  Makes judgments based on data collected.  Uses data gained through assessment and collaboration with the health care team to develop a plan of care for each individual patient. Evaluates scan results for consistent technical quality by visually analyzing the finished hard copy radiograph or digital information. *

4.       Prepares examination rooms according to department specific guidelines.  Ensures adequate supplies and equipment for function of work area.  Initiates work and supply orders. *

5.       Schedules patients and provides age appropriate explanation of procedures-preparation.  Documents data on appropriate forms and enters information into the computer. *

6.       Insures the safety of patients, co-workers and property, including the safekeeping and maintenance of confidential information.  Participates in related annual reviews. *

7.       Demonstrates responsibility for own professional practice and growth by ensuring clinical knowledge base and skills are maintained and enhanced.  Supports and maintains current knowledge of organizational and unit policies and procedures. *

8.       Actively participates in QA & I process. *



WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Environment/Hazards:  Corrected 20/20 vision required.  Multi-task oriented, as frequent interruptions and fluctuating work flow may occur.  Ability to move rapidly, excellent eye/hand coordination is essential.  Walking, lifting, standing and moving patients may be required and sometimes in confined and/or noisy environment.  Some possibility for needle sticks.  Exposed to VDT rays from computers.  Subject to electrical and radiant energy hazards. Demonstrates the ability to work under stressful conditions and difficult situations.

OSHA Category I:  Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.

TB Exposure: There is an occupational risk for exposure to TB and the incumbent is required to take TB control training, PPD skin tests and/or health screenings.



 



STATEMENT OF OTHER DUTIES

This document describes the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

All employees are required to familiarize themselves and continually comply with all federal and state healthcare laws, regulations and rules (including Medicare and Medicaid billing requirements which are applicable to the employee’s job duties).  Any employee who becomes aware of possible noncompliance with applicable laws is required to promptly report such possible noncompliance to his or her immediate manager or the compliance Resource Line.  No adverse action or any form of retaliation shall be taken by the Hospital against any employee because of that person’s good faith report of possible noncompliance.



APPROVALS

            Document prepared by (sign and date): ___________________________________________________________

            Document reviewed by (manager, sign and date): ___________________________________________________

            Document authorized by (Human Resources Department):  ___________________________________________




Attachment B

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

 



CHECKLIST OF AGE-SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES FOR

MRI TECH

FUNCTIONAL NAME:  MRI TECHNOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT NAME:  MRI                                                                                                     COST CENTER #:  7820

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  (from HR - Compensation)

              Job Code:                    3521                                                               EEO Classification:     T

              FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt                                                 Overtime Rate:             1.5     

              Differential Code:      7177                                                              

This position serves patients in the following age groups (check all that apply):

[X]  NEONATAL/INFANT (Newborn to 11 mos.)      [X]    SCHOOL AGE/ADOLESCENT (6 years to 18 years)

[X]  TODDLER (1 year to 4 years)                                 [X]    ADULT (19 to 64 years)

[X]  PRESCHOOLER (4 years to 6 years)                     [X]    GERIATRIC (65 years and older)

For each age group selected, the incumbent must demonstrate competency in the following skills:

NEONATAL/INFANT:

[  ]    Performs basic physiological assessment based on parameters appropriate for neonates

        [  ]    Cardiorespiratory patterns                 [  ]    Neurological status            [  ]    Thermoregulatory Status

        [  ]    Presence of Jaundice/Sepsis              [  ]    Mobility                             [  ]    Nutrition/Hydration/Elimination

        [  ]    Skin Integrity

[  ]    Assesses gestational age and adaptation to extra extrauterine life

[X]  Provides protective environment, does not leave unattended

[X]  Explains all procedures to parents and involves them in feeding, diapering, and bathing as appropriate

[X]  Allows infant to be held before and during procedures

[X]  Maintains neutral thermal environment, keeping infant swaddled when being held

[X]  Uses equipment appropriate for neonates

[  ]    Other:______________________________________________________________________________________________

TODDLER:

[X]  Encourages parental involvement to decrease separation anxiety

[X]  Explains all activities prior to beginning, using language appropriate for level of development

[X]  Talks directly to child as well as the parents

[X]  Demonstrates desired behavior such as opening mouth, looking up, etc.

[X]  Assesses cognitive ability, recognizing that critical thinking changes over time and emotional instability may predominate during stressful periods

[X]  Provides appropriate pain management, recognizes that pain may be perceived as punishment

[X]  Assesses physiological parameters in response to therapeutic interventions

[X]  Provides safe environment, minimizing the number of strangers providing direct care

[X]  Provides limited choices but involves the child in decisions as appropriate

[X]  Assesses parental response to child’s illness/injury

[X]  Involves parents in direct care as well as decisions, providing appropriate education for both child and parent

[  ]    Other:______________________________________________________________________________________________

PRESCHOOLER:

[X]  Encourages parental involvement to decrease separation anxiety

[X]  Explains all activities prior to beginning, using language appropriate for level of development

[X]  Talks directly to child as well as the parents

[X]  Assesses cognitive ability, recognizing that critical thinking changes over time and emotional instability may predominate during stressful periods

[X]  Recognizes fears of body mutilation, loss of control, darkness and physical ability

[   ]   Provides appropriate pain management, recognizes that pain may be perceived as punishment

[X]  Provides privacy and exposes only one part of the body at a time

[   ]   Assesses developmental parameters related to learning and psychological status

[X]  Provides safe environment, minimizing the number of strangers providing direct care

[X]  Provides reassurance and support for anxiety related to body image and appearance

[X]  Provides limited choices but involves the child in decisions as appropriate

[X]  Assesses physiological parameters in response to therapeutic interventions

[X]  Uses equipment appropriate in age and size of patient

[X]  Assesses parental response to child’s illness/injury

[X]  Involves parents in direct care as well as decisions, providing appropriate education for both child and parent

[  ]    Other:______________________________________________________________________________________________

SCHOOL AGE/ADOLESCENT:

[X]  Provides choice of being examined/interviewed with or without parents

[X]  Recognizes anxiety regarding potential changes in lifestyle resulting from illness

[X]  Uses direct, non-judgmental communication when explaining procedures or interviewing patient and encourages questions

[X]  Involves patient in planning and decision making, but establishes appropriate behavior limits without too many restrictions

[X]  Recognizes fear related to altered body image

[X]  Acknowledges need for independence from adults and recognizes reluctance to express dependence

[X]  Encourages appropriate peer support

[X]  Involves parents in explanations, decisions, and education

[X]  Assesses developmental parameters related to learning and psychological status

[X]  Provides reassurance and support for anxiety related to body image and appearance

[X]  Assesses physiological parameters in response to therapeutic interventions

[X]  Uses equipment appropriate in age and size of patient

[X]  Recognizes tendency to resistance and provides rationale for procedures, activities, and treatments

[X]  Supports healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise

[  ]    Other:_______________________________________________________________________________________________

ADULT:

[X]  Recognizes commitments to family, career, and community

[X]  Recognizes anxiety related to employment status and work responsibility that may be altered because of illness or injury

[X]  Supports efforts to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle that may be modified due to physical limitations

[X]  Recognizes potential for increased stress related to dependency needs of younger children and economic issues related to potential impact of illness on employment

[X]  Involves patient and life partners in all care planning and decisions

[X]  Allows patient to take the lead in decisions, encourages questioning and direct participation

[X]  Recognizes fear related to altered body image

[  ]    Assesses learning needs and provides information in a way that addresses patient’s learning style, i.e., learning from watching,    reading, doing

[  ]    Ensures that patient and others understand course of therapy and expected outcomes

[  ]    Assesses physiological parameters in response to therapeutic interventions

[  ]    Other: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

GERIATRIC:

[  ]    Identifies increased physical/emotional dependency and availability of support networks

[X]  Recognizes the psychosocial impact relating to lost roles and/or changes in the body

[X]  Provides clear explanations for all activities, procedures, and treatments, involving patient in planning for scheduling of care

[X]  Determines presence of disabilities affecting mobility or sensory acuity

[X]  Assesses potential for compromised skin integrity

[  ]    Determines increased risks for nutritional deficiencies

[  ]    Notes changes in elimination patterns

[X]  Identifies increased sensitivity to climate/environment changes

[X]  Recognizes potential for education needs due to compromised physical/sensory ability

[  ]    Administers medications with attention to characteristics of complex multi-drug regimens, increased potential for drug interactions, and over-medication due to decreased renal and hepatic function and altered absorption

[X]  Modifies the interview technique to identify and assess the physical, psychosocial, and education needs common to this age group

[X]  Communicates with other team members, patients, and family to develop, update, and implement care plans

[  ]    Involves appropriate agency resources, community resources, and other significant persons in the patient’s support system that will be involved in patient’s short and long-term care

[  ]    Other:________________________________________________________________________________________________




Attachment C

Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital

Chicago, Illinois



                               CHECKLIST OF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR

MRI TECH

FUNCTIONAL NAME:  MRI TECHNOLOGIST

DEPARTMENT NAME:  MRI                                                                                                     COST CENTER #:  7820

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  (from HR - Compensation)

              Job Code:                    3521                                                               EEO Classification:     T

              FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt                                                 Overtime Rate:             1.5     

              Differential Code:      7177                                                              

KEY TO FREQUENCY CODES:

C = Continually      (5.6 - 8.0 hours per day)                    R     = Rarely   (less than 0.5 hours per day)

F  = Frequently       (2.6 - 5.5 hours per day)                  N/A   = Not Applicable

O = Occasionally   (0.6 - 2.5 hours per day)

Enter a Frequency Code in the Space Indicated:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Sitting                                      O                             Balancing                      R                          

Stationary Standing                 C                             Reaching Overhead       R

Walking                                   C                             Grasping                       R

Ability to be Mobile                C                             Keyboarding                  C

Crouching                               R                             Pinching                        R

Kneeling/Crawling                  R                             Pushing                         C                           Typical Weight:       150 lbs.

Stooping                                  R                                                                                                 Maximum Weight:   250 lbs.

Twisting                                  R                                                                  

Turning/Pivoting                     R                             Lifting:                          C                           Typical Weight:       150 lbs.

Climbing                                 R                                                                                                 Maximum Weight:   250 lbs.

Other Physical:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

Talking in Person                    C                             Hearing in Person          C

Talking on Telephone              C                             Hearing on Telephone    C

Other Sensory:_____________________________________________________________________________________________

ENVIRONMENTAL SETTINGS

Safety (e.g., clothing, safety equipment):                                                                                 R

Exposures (e.g., fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, temperature, dust, noise etc.):            O

Operation of heavy equipment, tools, vehicles:                                                                        R

Required hygiene standards (e.g. food handling, contaminated and/or sterile equipment):        C

Other Environmental:________________________________________________________________________________________