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MRI Research Technologist

  • Job ID: 713754949
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60199 POP21 Research Staff
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.31 to $41.60 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is seeking a full-time MRI Research Technologist to support the Department of Radiology MR Research Center at UPMC Presbyterian!

Ideally, the MRI Research Technologist will have flexibility adjusting their schedule to accommodate research user imaging request timeframes, sometimes starting earlier in the mornings and/or ending later in the evenings to maintain productivity while working cohesively with the UPMC imaging network.

The MRI Research Technologist will perform a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative in the operation of MR equipment necessary for securing imaging of various portions of the body for use in the diagnosis of disease or injury. The MRI Research Technologist should be able to perform MR procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision, yet under the general direction of the supervisor.


Responsibilities:

  • PATIENT INTERACTION AND RECORDKEEPING:
    • Receive patients and verify identification and written orders for requested and approved procedures.
    • Explain procedures and answer patients' questions and concerns before performing the procedure.
    • Position patients, choose appropriate factors, and follow established protocols required to produce high-quality MR scans.
    • Complete requisition and charge vouchers according to department procedures.
  • QUALITY AND PROCESS IMPROVEMENT:
    • Participate in the Patient Safety Program and the quality improvement program of the department and hospital activities.
    • Look continually for opportunities to improve processes and systems.
    • Perform job functions thoroughly and accurately.
    • Display commitment to service improvement.
    • Patient safety is addressed through marking sides on films, marking side site, and proper identification of patients.
    • Seek increased responsibilities.
  • DECISION MAKING AND SELF DEVELOPMENT:
    • Exhibit sound and accurate judgment.
    • Make decisions based on situational assessment.
    • Undertake self-development activities.
    • Participate in Research Presentations.
  • COMMUNICATION:
    • Establish and maintain an atmosphere of caring and support for patients, visitors, medical staff, and co-workers.
    • Manage difficult or emotional customer situations and respond promptly to customer needs.
    • Communicate effectively and concisely with all members of the healthcare team, verbally and in writing.
    • Exhibit good listening skills.
  • MANAGE WORKLOAD AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS:
    • Demonstrate flexibility.
    • Prioritize and organize multiple duties in a constantly changing environment.
    • Accept and support change.
    • Available for duty according to department guidelines for unscheduled absences, punctuality, and manpower requirements.
    • Successfully manage competency demands.
    • Develop Team Dynamics and teamwork.
    • Exhibit objectivity and openness to other views, and accept criticism and feedback.
    • Contribute to building a positive team spirit by assisting co-workers and offering assistance on an ongoing basis.
    • Put success of team above own interests.
    • Demonstrate interpersonal skills.
    • Exhibit tact, consideration, and tolerance for interpersonal differences.
    • Display positive outlook and pleasant demeanor.
    • Cooperate with other members of the healthcare team.
  • PERFORM MR EXAMS:
    • Film MR exams as described in the protocol guidelines.
    • Adjust to fluctuations in workload.
    • Maintain working knowledge of all scan equipment e.g., coils, upgrade, etc.
    • Perform non-technical duties, as required.
    • Perform image post-processing, networking, and archiving, as needed.
    • Perform patient assessments, as needed.
    • Perform venipuncture and administer MR contrast as ordered by the radiologists.
    • Maintain working knowledge of scanning equipment and perform minor calibrations on the equipment and/or report the need for major services or repairs to proper personnel.
    • Operate and maintain monitoring equipment.

 

 

Qualifications

  • The MR Technologist must have satisfactorily completed formal training in a radiology-related program, i.e. Radiology or Nuclear Medicine with accreditation by the ARRT or NMTCB.
  • Required 18 months of radiology and/or Nuclear Medicine experience.
  • Formal MR training is highly recommended and MR experience preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

 

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