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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Panorama City, CA

Date Posted: October 20, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

Under general supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols and operates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff.

Essential Functions:
• Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest
• Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, &, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy & poise when interacting w/ patients, staff & visitors
• Ensures patient & staff safety which includes explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, and, alerting staff the danger of carrying metal around magnet
• Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but not limited to QC ...
Description

Under general supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols and operates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff.

Essential Functions:
• Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest
• Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, &, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy & poise when interacting w/ patients, staff & visitors
• Ensures patient & staff safety which includes explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, and, alerting staff the danger of carrying metal around magnet
• Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but not limited to QC, start-up procedures, signal-to-noise test scans, program/sequence selection, contrast injection, & image processing
• Operates various x-ray & imaging control consoles, portable units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters & tubes in order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures & exams including - but not limited to - gastro-intestinal exams, plain radiography in areas such as  operating room, urology &  emergency department
• Operates auxiliary imaging equipments such as - but not limited to - tomographic units, Buckies, image intensifiers, spot film devices, video monitors, CR equipment, digital imaging, C-arms & portable units
• Prepares & administers the appropriate oral, intestinal & I.V. contrast media or as appropriate, assists the radiologist  w/ I.V. contrast administration
• Ensures that correct & required patient identification information & "left" or "right" marker appears on all  images
• Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, mill-amperes (MA), kilovoltage (KVP), seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying screens, film speed & grids in order to produce diagnostic quality images which demonstrate the area(s) of interest & exhibit acceptable contrast, density & detail
• Explains the exam/procedure to the patient in order to solicit cooperation & obtain patient understanding
• Assesses the patient's history & overall condition & makes the necessary  modifications in technique and/or positioning to compensate for pathology or other considerations
• Selects appropriate coil for requested exam & positions coil (i.e., head coil or knee coil) to demonstrate area of interest & to obtain maximum transmit & receive signal, selects monitoring devices & support equipment as required by patient condition
• Obtains optimaum MRI imaging throughout the entire region of interest by selecting & applying imaging parameters such as but not limited to: field of view, number of slices, slice thickness, number of excitations (acquisitions), repetition time, echo time, phase direction, frequency direction, matrix & gap between slices
• Performs tuning procedures, utilizes appropriate protocols for producing optimal images; identifies artifacts if present & rectifies problems
• Apply MR interventional, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), echo planar, spectroscopy, maximum intensity projection, cine & perfusion/diffusion imaging
• May perform other duties as required & assigned
• For more details, refer Job Description

Qualifications

Pay Grade: 26

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum three (3) years of experience within the last 12 months in radiologic technology experience, including one (1) year of recent experience in magnetic resonance imaging
• May substitute one year MRI experience with successful completion of the department's formal MRI training program
• Three (3) years of clinical experience as an MRI technologist in an acute care medical center, preferred
• Computed Tomography experience, preferred
• Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology
• Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
• BLS and certificate in venipuncture.
• Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography)
• Advanced Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by the ARRT (MR), preferred
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the theories, principles, practices and techniques of radiologic technology
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and utilize the principles, theories, practices, and techniques of basic and advanced magnetic resonance imaging including clinical exams, physics, MRI safety, cross-sectional anatomy, and patient care

Notes:
• This is an On-Call position, days and hours will vary according to departmental needs.

Primary Location
: California-Panorama City-Panorama City Medical Center 8120 Woodman Ave. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0 Shift: Variable Working Days: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies

Schedule
: Call-in/On-Call

Job Type
: Standard

Employee Status
: Regular Employee Group: United Healthcare Workers - West

Job Level
: Individual Contributor

Job
: Imaging / Radiology Public Department Name: Diagnostic Imaging

Travel
: No Job Eligible for Benefits: No

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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