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MRI Clinical Research Technologist

  • Job ID: 668602792
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylights with 90 day rotation for evening/night
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60101 POP21 RAD Administration
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $26.90 to $38.96 / hour

Description

Purpose:
UPMC Imaging Services is pleased to recruit for the newly created position of MRI Clinical Research Technologist.  This position will provide a superior level of care to clinical patients approximately 50% of the time, with the remaining 50% of effort engaged in imaging research scans within the MR Research Center.  This multi-skilled position will allow individuals to provide clinical patient care while also participating in cutting-edge research. Daylight shifts with one night/evening rotation every 90 days.

The MRI Clinical/Research Technologist shall have shared work effort in both clinical MR and research MR and shall perform MR procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision under general direction of the supervisor. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • CLINICAL / RESEARCH ROTATION. Shall maintain approximately a 50/50 work effort in both clinical MR and research MR and will be required to work a minimum of 1 clinical shift per week. Shall also participate in a one-week evening/night rotation in clinical MR every 90 days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views, 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.
  • 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. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Makes decisions based on situational assessment. Undertake self-development activities. Participate in Research Presentations.
  • *Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.*Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • The MR Clinical/Research 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Must obtain MR registry within 18 months of hire date.
 

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

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