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UNM Hospitals MRI TECHNOLOGIST - PER DIEM in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job ID

15102859

Category

Imaging / Radiology

Department

Radiology - MRI

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Date posted

05/22/2020

Position Summary:Under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor, provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging by operating a Siemens Magnetom Symphony 1.5 Tesla High Field Magnet. The variety and complexity include but are not limited to Neuro, Musculoskeletal, and Body Imaging by following assigned protocols. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.Accountability:

  • EQUIPMENT - Operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices according to department standards

  • QUALITY CONTROL- Evaluate filming for technical qualities and remedies; provide corrective action to improve quality

  • PATIENT CARE - Position and immobilize patients

  • IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols

  • SAFETY - Provide protection to patients, family members, staff and self in accordance with prescribed radiation safety standards and ALARA

  • PAPERWORK - Complete and verify all appropriate paperwork involved in but not limited to exams, patient education, lab results and patient check lists

  • OBSERVATION - Observe patient and equipment during procedures; document patient reactions or problems on requisition and report immediately to supervisor

  • PATIENT CARE - Assume care for physical needs of the patient during examinations and procedures

  • CONTRAST MEDIA - Prepare and administer contrast media/agents

  • QUALITY CONTROL - Assume responsibility for portions of the quality control programs and provide instruction as required

  • CLINICAL EDUCATION - Instruct specific units of didactic and/or clinical education as required to students, clinical staff and residents

  • SUPPLIES - Clean assigned area; maintain stock supply levels through inventory control and requisitioning

  • PATIENT ASSISTANCE - Assist in reception area, scheduling office and/or film library; aid patients and transport them, as necessary

  • FLOAT - May be required to float to another work assignment/area

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

Education Requirements:

  • Comm on Allied Health and Accred (AMA), or accred ED pgm

Experience Requirements:

  • 1/2 year (6 months) directly related experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Radiography)

  • American Registry of Radiographic Technologist MRI (or equivalent Certification) within 1 year of date of position

  • NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure(formerly RTC)

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS) Certification or obtain within 6 months of date of position

Experience Requirements - Preferred:

  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Cross sectional anatomy course completed

  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Physical Demands Requirements:

  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Testing Requirements:

  • Obtain UNMH IV verification within 3 months of date of position

  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

Working Conditions Requirements:

  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

IT IS THE POLICY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO HOSPITALS TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, RELIGION, AGE, PREGNANCY, VETERAN STATUS, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY OR MEDICAL CONDITION.

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