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MRI Technologist w/ Contrast IV

Company: Northwell Health
Location: Syosset
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Description
Operates Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, prepares patients for examination, and ensures that proper information has been obtained for the physician to make a diagnosis. Assists in the management of patient flow, data reconstruction and sending images to PACS for physician*s diagnosis.
Job Responsibility
1. Performs thorough screening of patients prior to procedure.
* Ensures no metal objects accompany patient into procedure room.
* Checks patient creatinine level and calculates glomerular filtration rate (GFR) to determine if patient can receive IV contrast material.
* Reviews and ensures accuracy of screening forms completed by patient, including the IV contrast materials information sheet.
2. Prepares patients for examination.
* Explains procedures and sets up equipment to administer the proper procedure in a timely fashion.
* Ensures that a consent form for IV contrast materials has been obtained.
3. Performs MRI procedures to include: abdominal, thoracic, neurological exams, extremities, sub-periosteal implant planning, radiation therapy treatment planning, biopsies etc.
* Prepares patient for exam by placing and positioning patient on exam table within the gantry.
* Enters patient history data and other pertinent information obtained from a requisition completed by Radiologist to include anatomical area of interest.
* Select, determine and ensure appropriate radiofrequency and image coil is used based on the anatomical part being imaged. Ensures proper coil positioning.
* Transmits cases to on-call Radiologist through use of Tele-Radiology system.
4. Administers intravenous (IV) and oral contrast agents as per Radiologist order:
* Verifies that there are no contraindications to administration of the IV contrast agent.
* Calculates contrast dose based on patient*s weight.
* Performs venipuncture of the appropriate gauge necessary for examination.
* Explains in layman*s terms the administration of IV contrast, and completes the IV Contrast Information Sheet with information provided by the patient, family member or health care proxy.
* Utilizes appropriate flush technique for existing IV line, if needed and utilizes power injector to administer IV contrast.
* Recognizes and assists in the treatment contrast agent reactions and IV extravasations.
5. Performs related duties, as required.
*ADA Essential Functions

Job Qualification
* Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology program, required.
* New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist with certification in IV contrast administration, required.
* American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration, required.
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging R.T.(MR)(ARRT), required within eighteen (18) of entry date into position.
* Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS or BCLS), required.
* Prior radiology experience, required. Experience in MRI, preferred.
* Knowledge of MRI equipment and protocols, required.
This position is eligible for a 5K Sign On Bonus!
*Additional Salary Detail
The salary range and/or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future.When determining a team member's base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., location, specialty, service line, years of relevant experience, education, credentials, negotiated contracts, budget and internal equity).

Keywords: Northwell Health, New Rochelle , MRI Technologist w/ Contrast IV, Other , Syosset, New York

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