Sandoval Regional Medical Center
Rio Rancho, NM, United States
Jul 15, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
MRI Technologist (Full time - 1.0)
Rio Rancho, NM
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Job Summary and Scope
Under the general supervision of the shift supervisor, provide patient services in a hospital setting. Perform magnetic resonance imaging, CT and x-ray ensuring safety to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with ALARA. Assist in other areas of department as needed, provide quality control, serve as clinical liaison for inpatient’s explaining processes and educating families. Perform equipment operation, troubleshooting and appropriate care. Evaluate and assist in safety training for hospital staff. For Diagnostic MRI, apply principles of MRI protection. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Serve as a role model to promote the SRMC Values, a positive work environment and efficient, quality patient care. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.
Perform MRI, CT and diagnostic radiographic procedures to include portables, OR, operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices
Follow Radiology Department protocols and perform x-ray evaluations per medical provider orders
Prepare digital images for viewing by Radiologist or medical provider
Determine appropriate methodology and techniques to use in administering procedures; calibrate and adjust equipment as appropriate; arranges immobilization and/or support devices for proper patient positioning; adjust shields;
Evaluate imaging for technical qualities and remedies, provide corrective action to improve quality
Observe patient and equipment during procedures, document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor
Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results, and patient checklists
Prepare patient for MRI, CT or radiographic procedures as appropriate to requirements; evaluate patient’s condition; assume care for the patients physical needs; explain procedures to patients and position patients as appropriate to prescribed procedure; assist patients at end of procedure
Maintain a clean environment; cleans and disinfects equipment in accordance with sterile procedures and standards
Maintain stock supply levels through inventory
Assist in interdepartmental service coordination
Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents
Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety by identifying and reporting/correcting environmental conditions and/or situations that put a patient or employee at undue risk such as medical errors, and/or near misses
Follow patient safety –related policies, procedures and protocols.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
SRMC Core Values
Our words and actions match our values
We put the needs of others before our own
We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative
We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes
We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service
Position doesn’t have the scope of decision making, budget, assets and planning responsibilities.
Skill to communicate and interact with patients, families, physicians and staff
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to be aware of and sensitive to cultural and bilingual issues
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients
Knowledge of mathematics
Skill in applying independent judgment
Good organizational skills
Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions and irregular hours
Ability to interpret and assess data effectively
Ability to multi-task and complete assignments
Ability to be aware and respond to patient needs
Graduate from an accredited radiology program
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists License
NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure Radiologic Technologist Certification (RTC) State of New Mexico
Obtain American Registry of Radiologic Technologist MRI Certification (ARRT-MRI) within 1 year of date of position
CPR- obtain within 30 days of date of position
Obtain IV verification w/in 3 months of position
Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field
One (1) year directly related work experience
Job is not supervisory in nature
Conditions of Employment
Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference checks and a post offer drug screen.
Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Hospital required vaccinations
Hospital required competencies
Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment.
Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.
Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk
Exposure to contagious disease
Exposure to chemicals
Extensive close work
Extensive computer work
Dealing with hostile, upset people
Dealing with grief and sorrow
Exposure to Radiation
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