AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
MEG/MRI Technologist position in Magnetoencephalography in the Center for Clinical Neurosciences, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The candidate will have a strong knowledge of MEG data analysis. The selected candidate will be involved in projects that require the application of different models for MEG data analysis (equivalent dipole model, SAM analysis, minimum norm, current density, spatial filtering…). Proven experience in the use of software packages supporting these techniques is required. Knowledge of BESA, Unix and Linux environment and experience in multimodal integration (MEG/MRI, MEG/fMRI, MEG/DTI) is preferred.
The technologist will use a 275-channel, 306 channel and 138 channel MEG system and will be involved in data acquisition, networking, report preparation and maintenance of the hardware and software.
Scheduling and screening of clinical patients prior to MEG exam
Coordinates and maintains scheduling database between clinical and research staff on a daily basis
Liaising with the Subject Panel and, where necessary, with outside bodies, e.g. user organizations or collaborators, to recruit subjects.
Organizing MEG laboratory; timetabling usage of laboratory; liaising with users.
Applying experimental and clinical procedures and using measurement instruments; applying protocols and scoring methods, fixing electrodes, measuring MEG and anatomical head coordinates, preparing and organizing equipment for experiments; cleaning and maintaining MEG equipment.
Prepares clinical patients and research subjects for optimal MEG scan efficiency.
Operates MEG scan equipment and maintains equipment for quality control and efficiency
Running, in collaboration with other participating scientists, experiments on subjects and other investigations, making relevant observations and collecting data.
Stimulus preparation, including recording, selecting, adjusting and evaluating stimulus materials.
Archives and retrieves MEG/MRI data of patients and research subjects.
Maintain imaging database in three separate mediums Raid drive, external hard drive and DVD recording
Collating, summing, and coding data for analysis, where necessary using spreadsheets, specific data collation software and graphing software.
Computing averages using standard software available in the laboratories.
The post processing of image collections includes, utilizing SAM analysis, dipole modeling, spatial filtering, etc
Estimating sources of neurophysiologic activity in the brain
Prepare Analyzed data for interpretation by PhD and NeuroRadiologist
Developing, in collaboration with other scientists and with the MEG manufacturer, novel methods for MEG analysis, debugging and improving, where necessary, existing data analysis techniques.
Acquiring and distributing the relevant knowledge regarding the analysis techniques to colleagues at CHOP and to non-CHOP MEG users.
Data extraction and statistical analyses, including use of computer packages.
Reporting results of data evaluation to the CHOP MEG community and other groups at CHOP.
Reporting results of experiments at scientific conferences and other appropriate media.
Attend Neuroprep meetings for the presentation of data to referring physicians
Putting in writing the details of experimental and analysis procedures applied and discussion of results and implications.
Collaborate with Director of research in the writing of scientific publications.
Coordinate service and maintenance work with outside vendor
Perform all required duties of an MRI Tech.
Perform cryogen fill as established by Environmental Health and Safety
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
MEG/MRI technologist will perform ongoing inspection of the MEG systems including measurement of cryogen boil-off rate, cryogen Level monitor, general magnet system.
Performs all MRI/MEG techniques and examinations according to the procedures determined by the Director of Research.
Maintains constant attention to patients assigned to the technologist for examination 100% of the time.
Produces optimal MRI/MEG scans for the purpose of diagnostic interpretation 100% of the time.
Selects proper technical factors, restraining devices and operates MEG/MRI equipment as directed 100% of the time.
- Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards to ensure the well being of patients, hospital personnel, general public and self while performing any duties 100% of the time.
- Identifies and develops patients images. Maintain records of exams.
Responsible for proper identification on images including patient identification and patient demographics 100% of the time.
Develops images 100% of the time.
Maintains appropriate records of examinations and MR procedure log 100% of the time.
- Maintains the integrity and efficiency of the Radiology Information System 100% of the time.
- Conducts self in a professional manner.
Subject to on-call status including weekends and holidays.
Refers to the Chief Technologist any unresolved problems relating to staffing, morale, work methods, discipline and other activities 100% of the time.
Promotes professionalism, continuing education and staff development 100% of the time.
- Participates in the formal in-service program provided for Radiology Complex.
Maintains identifiable/professional attire at all times, including using nametags and ID cards.
Answers telephone calls within three rings 95% of the time.
Respects confidentiality of patients and co-workers in all circumstances 100% of the time.
Greets patients, families, co-workers and others in a calm, professional, friendly manner; makes eye contact, initiates conversation, and identifies self by name.
Follows hospital and department procedures and policies.
Attends mandatory sessions/meetings/in-services 100% of the time.
Adheres to attendance policies and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of CHOP and department policies and procedures.
Reviews policy and procedure updates from managers and CHOP
Provides or facilitates a clean, safe, quiet and secure environment for all.
Reports any incident that seems unusual/deficient to supervisor and/or Security.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured or unclean environment to supervisor and/or Environmental, Health and Safety, or Facilities departments.
Always takes breaks away from patient and family areas.
Keeps self and work area neat and organized.
Participates collaboratively in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams to resolve conflicts and meet institutional goals.
Attends staff meetings as requested 100% of the time. Is recognized as an “informed” participant or committee member by peers. Completes assignments on time 100% of the time.
Reviews and contributes to the attainment of departmental and CHOP goals annually.
Participates and contributes to team projects.
Demonstrates knowledge of constant quality improvement values and participates in CHOP and departmental Quality Improvement initiatives
Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position
Attends mandatory education programs 100% of the time.
Documents and reports all necessary education and training.
Attends CCD classes or pursues outside education.
Applies education and training to daily work to enhance job knowledge and skills.
Reviews learning needs with supervisor to set individual education and learning goals annually.
Follows CHOP and departmental cost control standards:
monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate or minimize waste and/or misuse.
Demonstrates knowledge and ability to render age appropriate care and services based on patients’ developmental needs.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
ARRT - Am Regit-Radiologic Technology
Required Education and Experience
he candidate will have a strong knowledge of MRI scanning. The selected candidate will be involved in projects that require the application of different models for MEG data analysis (equivalent dipole model, SAM analysis, minimum norm, current density, spatial filtering…). Experience in the use of software packages supporting these techniques is preferred but not required. Experience in multimodal integration (MEG/MRI, MEG/fMRI, MEG/DTI) is preferred. Training will be provided.
A minimum of 5 years MRI experience is required.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Experience in a clinical research field preferred.
MEG experience preferred
Cryogen Safety preferred
Additional Technical Requirements
Knowledge of all forms of MR imaging
Knowledge of image processing equipment
Knowledge of Radiology Information Systems
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Excellent phone etiquette and communication skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
Ability to work independently
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
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