Lead MRI Technologist

SSM Health Oklahoma
Oklahoma City

Job Description

Role Purpose:

With minimal supervision, initiates MRI diagnostic examinations according to departmental procedures and protocols.

  • Assist supervisor with the delegation of assignments, scheduling and staff training along with payroll bi-weekly. Provide feedback during performance review process.
  • Assist in formulation and maintenance of records. Ensure support and proper documentation for all quality assurance standards, to include, but not limited to, patient screening forms, examination journal entries, record-keeping of all supplies/medications administered, and compliance with designated image archive medium.
  • Identify, interview, and screen patients and visitors to meet all standard safety operating procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, screening for persons with pacemakers, implanted electronic or metallic devices or aneurysm clips; communication with patient regarding procedure; order verification and patient identification; and conducts pre/post assessment of patient/visitor.
  • Identify, interview, and screen patients for possible contraindications to contrast material. Administers contrast materials while adhering to prescribed aseptic technique at the direction of radiologist. Notify physician of adverse reactions (i.e., patient identification, power injector operations, and conscious sedation procedures, etc.).
  • Initiate delegated tasks based on demonstrated competence in performing radiology services for patient population served (i.e., anatomical position, proper breathing instruction, effective MR imaging coil selection, compliance with procedure protocols, etc.).
  • Maintain and enhance personal professional skills and remains current in scan techniques or technologies by attending educational programs, seminars, conferences, or workshops.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies and notifies Radiology Engineer and supervisor of equipment malfunction. Records machine malfunctions in designated journals.
  • Operate scanner equipment, camera, and peripherals in a safe prescribed manner to ensure quality, cost effective images with maximum comfort possible for the patient. Monitor patient condition at all times while in department.
  • Participate in improving standards of the department as new managerial and technical concepts and methods evolve. Orient students and other new department employees on department policies and procedures.
  • Review and evaluate completed images for quality and completeness according to radiologist guidelines (i.e., proper selection of film size, proper film format, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as directed that correspond to the overall function of this position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiography (ARRT). Advanced Registration by the ARRT in Magnetic Resonance (MR).
  • Prior MRI technologist experience.
  • Current CPR (Heartsaver).
Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily
  • Standing or walking more than 5 hours a day
  • Running to respond to patient emergencies
  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 5 hours a day.
  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.
  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).
  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation
St. Anthony Hospital –

St. Anthony Hospital is a 601-bed regional referral facility specializing in cardiology, oncology, surgery and behavioral medicine. The hospital, established in 1898, is located in Midtown Oklahoma City and serves the needs of Central Oklahoma, as well as many counties throughout Oklahoma, through its large rural affiliate network of hospitals. Four St. Anthony Healthplex campuses provide convenient emergency and outpatient service access to the outlying communities of the metropolitan area. St. Anthony added urgent care services in May 2015 at St. Anthony North. St. Anthony has received numerous awards including the Oklahoma Quality Award for Excellence, Certified Healthy Business, Premier QUEST® Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit, among others. Healthsights ranks St. Anthony at performance levels for quality and patient satisfaction higher than local competitors and many national health care organizations.