PRN MRI Technologist
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: September 15, 2022
Job Summary The MRI Technologist is responsible for ensuring
each individual's safety in the MR environment before entering the
magnetic field. The person in this position responds to patient
questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process, while
maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health
information, including but not limited to, patient diagnosis,
health history, demographics, and referral information. The MRI
Technologist is responsible for all paperwork associated with
technical procedures and responds to physician questions and needs
regarding patient procedures. Some technologists may work under the
direct medical supervision of a physician during certain
procedures. Schedule:PRN Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures the safety of patients, staff and visitors who come in
contact with the powerful magnetic field of the MRI scanner.
Screens patients and other personnel entering the MRI scan room for
contraindications prior to contact with the magnetic field.
Explains procedures, answer patient questions as completely as
possible, and provides emotional support.
Accurately positions patients and coils on the MRI table according
to exam protocol.
Sets appropriate technical parameters, operates MRI scanners and
related equipment, reviews computer monitors for image data quality
and takes appropriate corrective steps as needed.
Guides, monitors, and communicates with patients during the exam,
which may take between 30 minutes and up to two hours or more to
Recognizes and responds appropriately to life threatening
Assists in the education and MRI training of staff and/or
Notates into RIS the referring physicians' instructions/diagnosis
and relevant patient medical history, and scans appropriate forms
Routinely checks scanners and related equipment for safety issues
and cleanliness. Reports safety issues to the manager or MR
specialist and cleans equipment as needed.
Keeps MR exam rooms and dressing booths clean and properly stocked
Follows all safety procedures for self, patients, visitors, and
Educates new staff and students of any teaching institutions about
the dangers of the MR environment and appropriate safety
Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner while
providing excellent patient care.
Treats patients and customers, including family members or care
providers that may accompany the patient, with courtesy,
professionalism, and respect.
Administers oral, rectal, and IV contrast as needed, in a safe and
Monitors patients' well-being during scans; recognizes patient
discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
Understands and uses the imaging parameters and technical
adjustments available on the equipment in order to produce high
Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate signed waivers, if
Screens patients for contraindications for the use of gadolinium
Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine appropriate
Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with technical
procedures in a timely manner.
Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patients, and
assists with interventional procedures as needed.
Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient history.
Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room (i.e.
equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available and has
been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
Handles delicate and unexpected situations in a supportive and
empathetic manner ("good bedside manners") while maintaining
appropriate confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential
Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when
Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the appropriate
Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality, seeks guidance
from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and obtains
prior approval before doing additional scans/views in order to
better diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
Provides films and/or CDs as requested by the patient or referring
Conducts and documents daily, weekly and monthly QC and ACR
Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly
talking them through the steps and answering their questions and
concerns regarding exam procedures and process.
Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned by
management. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all
duties, responsibilities and requirements of the position described
above. Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the
right to add or change duties at any time. Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience Must have current
ARRT(R) certification with State License in Diagnostic Radiologic
Technology (CRT), or ARMRIT certification.
Must have training and certification in venipuncture for the
injection of contrast media via butterfly needle and IV
Requires a high school diploma or GED.
Must have CPR certification.
Maintain license and continuing education in accordance with state,
federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and regulations.
Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous
manner, understanding the objectives of the organization,
regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender,
mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
Familiarity with and ability to use specialized ancillary
Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and
The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated by
successful completion of an ARRT accredited Radiologic Technology
and MRI program; completion of accredited ARMRIT program and
appropriate registrations and/or certifications.
Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills, strong
written and verbal communications skills, and other medical related
Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact
effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and
management. Quality Standards Communicates, cooperates, and
consistently functions professionally and harmoniously with all
levels of supervision, co-workers, patients, visitors, and
Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a high
level of skill in technical capabilities.
Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies and
Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality
standards at all times.
Practices universal safety precautions.
Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods and systems.
Physical Demands This position often requires sitting, standing,
walking, bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms, using
hands and fingers, handling or palpating, speaking, listening, and
high-level cognition. Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds,
occasionally. All employees are to assist and participate as
members of a lift assistance team (for special accommodation
patients or any patient requiring assistance onto a table or
equipment placement) to initiate or complete an exam or procedure.
Working Environment Technologists work in an outpatient medical
office setting with low to moderate noise level. #MRI123
Keywords: RadNet, Port St. Lucie , PRN MRI Technologist, Other , Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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