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MRI Technologist I - Grade 830(230859)

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Company: Kaiser Permanente

Location: Vallejo, CA

Date Posted: July 3, 2014

Source: Kaiser Permanente

Description

Operates magnetic resonance imaging equipment to produce cross-sectional images (photographs) of patients' body for diagnostic purposes. Under the direction of the Chief of Radiology and the Imaging Services Director, with latitude for independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative, performs related technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes.

Essential Functions:
• Performs patient studies according to set protocol, including placing specified coil close to area of interest.
• Operates imaging and other equipment devices so that quality diagnostic services are provided, including keying commands to specify scan sequences into computer, adjusting transmitters and receivers, and keying in data on keyboard of camera to photograph images.
• Interviews patient to explain magnetic resonance imaging procedures and to address patient concerns, and exhibits a high degree of tact, courtesy, and poise when interacting with patients, staff, and visitors.
• Ensures patient and staff safety, including explaining safety protocol, requesting ...

Description

Operates magnetic resonance imaging equipment to produce cross-sectional images (photographs) of patients' body for diagnostic purposes. Under the direction of the Chief of Radiology and the Imaging Services Director, with latitude for independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative, performs related technological functions to ensure optimal diagnostic quality of patient care utilizing efficient and safe processes.

Essential Functions:
• Performs patient studies according to set protocol, including placing specified coil close to area of interest.
• Operates imaging and other equipment devices so that quality diagnostic services are provided, including keying commands to specify scan sequences into computer, adjusting transmitters and receivers, and keying in data on keyboard of camera to photograph images.
• Interviews patient to explain magnetic resonance imaging procedures and to address patient concerns, and exhibits a high degree of tact, courtesy, and poise when interacting with patients, staff, and visitors.
• Ensures patient and staff safety, including explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, alerting staff of danger or carrying metal around magnet, and monitoring patients via closed circuit TV.
• Trains MRI Technologist Trainees and MRI Technologists I in MRI procedures.
• May be required to direct, check and train other MRI employees.
• Orients new hires and trains students.
• Perform other related duties as necessary.
• This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Experience
• Have two (2) years continuous Regular (twenty (20) hours or more per week) recent experience performing computerized tomography (CT) and must, to the satisfaction of the department manager be fully proficient in performing all the duties of CT; OR
• Have two (2) years continuous Regular (twenty (20) hours or more per week) recent experience as a Registered Ultrasound Technologist in two or more modalities and must, to the satisfaction of the department manager be fully proficient in performing all the duties of an Ultrasound Technologist, OR
• Have one (1) year of continuous Regular (twenty (20) hours or more per week) recent experience as a MRI Technologist and must, to the satisfaction of the department manager, be fully proficient in performing al the duties of a MRI Technologist I.
Education
• High School Diploma/GED
• Have satisfactorily completed a three (3) unit semester course in cross-sectional anatomy at an accredited college or have the demonstrated equivalent knowledge as determined by the department manager.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
• California Venipuncture Certificate (must be obtained with 6 months of hire)
• CRT - California Radiologic Technologist License

Additional Requirements:
• Must be able to communicate well in order to train other MRI Technologists Trainees and MRI Technologists I in MRI procedures. May be required to direct, check and train other MRI employees.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:
• N/A.

Primary Location
: California-Vallejo-Vallejo Hospital Tower 975 Sereno Dr. Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0 Shift: Variable Working Days: On-Call Working Hours Start: On-Call Working Hours End: On-Call

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: Radiology

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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