Welcome to Western Connecticut Health Network, a comprehensive group of Hospitals, Medical Practices and Home Care designed to know our patients well. WCHN is comprised of Danbury, New Milford, and Norwalk Hospital as well as Western Connecticut Home Care, and Western Connecticut Medical Group. We are united by our mission to improve the health and well-being of those who live in the communities we proudly call home. We believe our dedicated and talented employees are the cornerstone of providing the best in patient care, and we are seeking qualified and compassionate individuals to enhance the delivery of care to the communities we serve.
Supervises all technical staff and services of the MRI Department
Enforces departmental and Hospital policies and procedures
Makes appropriate staffing decisions, provides supervision for all assigned personnel
Meets all requirements of a MRI Technologist
1. Safety/Patient Care Criteria A:
Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees by enforcing MRI safety policies. Safety/Patient Care Criteria B: Responds appropriately to all emergency situations regardless of department. Safety/Patient Care Criteria C: Establishes rules of conduct for patient interviews and interactions and audits paperwork for completeness ensuring proper history and Technologist initials are recorded. Safety/Patient Care Criteria D: Enforces cleanliness and infection control policies for the MRI Department.
2. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Criteria A:
Able to complete ACR accreditation process to secure approval and maintains ACR requirements by performing/monitoring MRI QC program. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Criteria B: Works with physicist to meet required annual testing of equipment as well as resolving any other issues that arise. Quality Assurance/Quality Control Criteria C: Establishes participation and maintains standards in clinical studies. (ie. Smith & Nephew, Incyte) Quality Assurance/Quality Control Criteria D: Responsible for scheduling routine preventative maintenance of all MRI Scanners and Injectors.
3. Payroll/Attendance Criteria A:
Monitors payroll for accuracy and approves work hours on a weekly basis. Payroll/Attendance Criteria B: Ensures staff takes required lunch breaks. Payroll/Attendance Criteria C: Is mindful of overtime and makes efforts to keep it to a minimum. Payroll/Attendance Criteria D: Reports to work on time and sets an example to their staff on attendance expectations.
4. Work Schedule Criteria A:
Establishes daily work schedule for MRI Technologists. Work Schedule Criteria B: Ensures optimal staffing levels are in place and is innovative in covering sick/vacation time. Work Schedule Criteria C: Schedules departmental staff meetings and records minutes on a quarterly basis. Work Schedule Criteria D: Arranges for training or inservices to provide technical staff with education opportunities.
5. Scanning Protocols Criteria A:
Updates MRI scanning protocols to ensure adequacy and appropriateness. Scanning Protocols Criteria B: Maintains standards in MRI Imaging by following ACR recommendations. Scanning Protocols Criteria C: Investigates unsatisfactory procedures or problems and makes recommendations for their solutions. Scanning Protocols Criteria D: Regulary communicates protocol changes with all staff and Radiologists.
6. Workflow Criteria A:
Monitors workflow and addresses challenges quickly. Workflow Criteria B: Regulary checks scheduling templates to see if slots can be adjusted to accomodate more patients. Workflow Criteria C: Approves urgent add-ons as necessary. Workflow Criteria D: Blocks slots appropriately and ensures staff does the same.
7. Administrative Functions Criteria A:
Fairly reviews staff, praises and critiques work performance appropriately, sets obtainable goals and follows through to ensure staff are meeting them. Administrative Functions Criteria B: Investigates complaints, personnel conflicts and disciplines when necessary. Administrative Functions Criteria C: Provides accurate and timely reporting of required statistics. Administrative Functions Criteria D: Attends required meetings with the clinical management team and brings important topics to discuss
8. Supervision Criteria A:
Stimulates employees to perform to their best effort. Supervision Criteria B: Challenges employees performing routine or repetitive tasks. Supervision Criteria C: Encourages employees to be innovative. Supervision Criteria D: Appropriately delegates authority and responsibility to capable employees.
9. Technologist Functions Criteria A:
Functions as a Technologist as scheduled by the Lead Technologist and covers MRI Technologist vacation/sick time. Technologist Functions Criteria B: Proficient in all MRI procedures and is able to apply technical knowledge for optimal image acquisition. Technologist Functions Criteria C: Completes necessary paperwork and able to utilize all computer programs in order to provide required information/images to the Radiologist for interpretation of results. Technologist Functions Criteria D: Maintains quality standards in infection control and is capable of proper response in emergency situations.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
11. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position.
Graduate of an approved school of Radiologic Technology
Minimum of 5 years of MRI experience (GE preferred)
Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role
ARRT Certification in Radiography; ARRT Certification in MRI; CT State License; CPR
Maintains continuing education requirements (24 CE credits per biennium)
Strong knowledge of MRI Safety
Possesses excellent knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and physiology
Exhibits a degree of professionalism necessary to instill patient confidence
Maintains a positive attitude and demonstrates respect and courtesy
Norwalk-148 East Ave
Exempt from Overtime:
- American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Specialty Cert
- Cardio Pulminary Resuscitation
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.