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Gila River Health Care Magnetic Resonance Technologist in Chandler, Arizona

Performs computed tomography (MR) scans to produce cross-sectional images of the patient's body for diagnostic purposes. Technologist is responsible for completing all critical tasks on a timely basis.

  • Accurately interprets provider orders, assesses patient's medical condition as well as patient’s ability to tolerate contrast and examination.

  • Protocols the patient schedule for order completeness, correlation between suspected diagnosis and exam and patients ability to tolerate contrast based on laboratory results and prior history.

  • Utilizes two patient identifiers to ensure correct patient identification prior to beginning exam.

  • Assists patient on the examining table and positions them for optimal scan quality using supportive devices to obtain and maintain precise patient position.

  • Applies the correct scanning protocol for each exam, explains the length of the scan to the patient prior to beginning the exam.

  • Follows radiologist’s direction and protocol for all scans.

  • Checks patient laboratory results prior to contrast administration then administers contrast media by oral or intravenous means.

  • Verified patient identification on the completed scan and corrects any errors or omissions.

  • Observes and monitors patient safety and comfort while in their care.

  • Modifies scans to include additional images of observed pathology.

  • Completes quality 3D renderings and diagnostic post-processing

  • Evaluates images for technical quality, completeness, patient identification and date

  • Completes daily quality assurance to ensure proper compliance.

  • Alerts department management of any equipment issues.

  • Maintains all contrast logs; crash cart logs; and others as needed.

  • Applies the ALARA principle and minimizes patient dose whenever possible.

  • Completes weekly order for supplies and stocks supplies as needed.

  • Completes 24 ARRT approved CEU's during each biennium to include the requisite number in MR.

  • Maintains all required licenses and certifications.

  • Demonstrates ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions.

  • Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions.

  • Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • 2 years MR Technologist experience required; or equivalent education and experience.

  • 5 years MR Technologist experience preferred.

  • ARRT and AZ DOH certifications.

  • Current and continuing CPR and First Aide training and certifications required.

  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and specifically the Gila River Community and/or other Native American cultures and community health services.

Posting Title: Magnetic Resonance Technologist

Department: RTH - Medical Imaging

Job ID: 2020-7416

Street: 3042 W Queen Creek Road

Post End Date: 11/27/2020

Shift: Days

Email Address: akaboni@GRHC.ORG

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