MRI Technologist - Duke Hospital - Durham - PRN
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General Description of the Job Class
Perform a variety of complex, specialized, and technical tasks associated with the operation of high field strength magnets.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure performance.
Assist radiologist with procedure protocoling and performance. Start I.V.s, administer contrast media as directed and per protocol.
Evaluate MR scans for technical quality, collate processed images and sequence of acquisition and label appropriately.
Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.
Charge MR procedures and supplies in EHR
Load and operate power injectors for contrast media administration.
Maintain accurate patient records.
Provide orientation for new technologists
Provide education and training for student technologists.
Provide for the psychological and physical needs of patients for MR procedures.
Understand and use the Image Archival System
Perform complex tasks associated with the operation of high field strength magnets and related equipment to produce special radiographic images of specific body parts.
Position patients for MR scans using immobilization and protective equipment as required.
Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure performance.
Assist radiologist with procedure performance. Administer contrast media or as directed and per protocol. Evaluate MR scans for technical quality, collate processed images and sequence of exposure and label appropriately.
Coordinate scheduling and patient flow involving multiple MR sites.
Assist with education and training of new physicians (interns, residents, and fellows, attending's) if Applicable.
Assist radiologists and physicists in developing new protocols and MR imaging techniques that are unique to DUHS
Help facilitate research for the Duke Health System by scanning and using protocols given. Demonstrate proficiency in the 100+ MR protocols in the Health System. Teach the correct application of these protocols to new technologists, physicians, and researchers.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduate of an ARRT or ARMRIT approved health sciences program in magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography.
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as an MRI technologist.
Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Certification in one of the following required: Radiography (R), Radiation Therapy (T), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N), CNMT, ARDMS, or registry eligible for Magnetic Resonance (MR).
ARRT or ARMRIT registered in Magnetic Resonance (MR) required within 12 months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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