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MRI Technologist I (Days) - PRN - Baytown - Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital

Company: Houston Methodist
Location: Baytown
Posted on: October 2, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the MRI Technologist I position is responsible for completing a variety of routine diagnostic MRI procedures to include exams of moderate complexity with progression towards exams of higher complexity. This position provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic and special MRI procedures. The MRI Technologist I position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to MRI exam standards and guidelines established by governing agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service. This position is a member of the direct patient care team.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  1. Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner. (EF)
  2. Uses peer-to-peer accountability towards department goals for retention and employee engagement. (EF)
  3. Communicates effectively with others to facilitate providing the highest quality service during every customer and patient encounter. (EF)


SERVICE - 30%

  1. Performs diagnostic MRI procedures to include common and special MRI exams. MRI exams use magnetism, radio waves, and a computer to produce images of body structures and gives insight on the chemical makeup of tissues. (EF)
  2. Proactively assesses, identifies and responds to the needs of the patient for adjustment or intervention to optimize patient care, image quality and patient experience. This includes: positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired imaging results and recognizes complications and limitations associated with certain procedures. (EF)
  3. Provides direct assistance to physicians during diagnostic or special MRI procedures, including assisting with sterile technique. (EF)
  4. Provides accurate explanations and instructions to patients and family members at an appropriate level utilizing verbal and non-verbal skills, terminology and language. (EF)


QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%

  1. Follows safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with radiation safety and infection control procedures. Complies with job role, department and hospital safety standards, practices and policies. (EF)
  2. Reports "near misses" and inputs errors promptly into appropriate hospital patient safety reporting system to improve processes and identify trends. Contributes to identification of corrective actions and improvement activities, and contributes to meeting department and hospital targets for quality and safety. (EF)
  3. Performs daily imaging equipment quality control (QC) ensuring all imaging equipment is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed. (EF)
  4. Utilizes critical thinking skills to observe and proactively address patient reactions (i.e. contrast media and medications) or potential outcomes and obtains assistance, as appropriate. (EF)


FINANCE - 10%

  1. Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered. (EF)
  2. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks. (EF)


GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%

  1. Participates in department projects or shared governance activities. Assumes responsibility for growth and development by participating in in-services programs and continuing education. (EF)
  2. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a Technologist. (EF)


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below in the Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • None

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

  • For no experience:
    • ARRT (MR) or ARMRIT or CAMRT registered as an MRI Technologist
  • For six months of supervised MRI clinical scanning experience, must have one of the following:
    • ARRT-R or ARRT-N or ARRT-S
    • RDMS certified as an Ultrasound Technologist
    • NMTCB certified as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • American Heart Association BLS certification

Keywords: Houston Methodist, Baytown , MRI Technologist I (Days) - PRN - Baytown - Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, Other , Baytown, Texas

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