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Radiologic Technologist Lvl 3 (MRI)

Company: NYC Health Hospitals
Location: New York
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Kings County Hospital Center has a rich legacy for its pioneering role in medicine. Today, with over 625 beds, our hospital remains on the cutting edge of technology and provides the most modern procedures with state-of-the-art equipment. Built in 1831 as a one room infirmary for publicly supported care of the sick, Kings County Hospital Center continues to be a leading healthcare facility whose mission is to provide care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital provides a wide range of health services, and specialties are offered in all fields of modern medicine. More than 200 clinics provide a wide array of ambulatory care services.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Job Description

SHIFT: 8:00AM-4:00PM

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologists use a large magnetic scanner that creates a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed cross-section images of patients' internal organs and tissues for the diagnosis of medical issues.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under direct supervision, coordinates assistance with PCT/Transport staff.

Able to check-in patient procedure and performs the MRI imaging studies as per protocol.

Will maintain and coordinate the availability of MRI services with other services, clinics or other facilities and locations under his/her jurisdiction. Reports to the Associate Director of Radiology.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review exam orders, consult with radiologist, schedule patients and arrange for transportation as indicated.
  • Identify patient and document all information pertinent to final report in the RIS and PACS
  • Prepare all patients for MRI procedures requested by the clinician. Arrange for proper protection of patients, public and staff from infectious diseases/materials.
  • Oversee the work of ancillary staff. Instruct technical staff and Radiologic Technology students in routine, special positions and procedures.
  • Perform and supervises the performance of examinations in the MRI section during off hour shifts as appropriate. Responsible for he assistance and performance of difficult and highly specializes MRI procedures. Able to perform general diagnostic exams as appropriate.
  • Check submitted MRI images for diagnostic quality of the procedure in conjunction with the MRI supervisor/manager and radiologist.
  • Perform daily checks of MRI imaging equipment, immobilization devices and other necessary accessories. Reviews daily maintenance, quality assurance and maintains documents and logs as required and mandated by the department and various regulatory agencies. Act as the Quality Assurance Technologist, perform image and document the records required as directed. (Maintains adequate stocks of supplies and materials needed for use in the department.)
  • Conduct inspections and checks equipment for defects and assures proper use of such equipment through instruction and review.
  • Report any unexpected patient incidents (ferromagnetic injuries or thermal injury from RF overexposure) In accordance with the occurrence report protocol.
  • Maintain and exercise all mandated MRI safety regulations. Maintain basic care of all MRI imaging equipment. All malfunctions are to be reported to management staff whether mechanical, electrical or suspect and service request documentation completed. Maintain a clean and safe work environment for both patients and staff.
  • Supervise the work of training Radiographers and ancillary staff. Instruct training technical staff and radiologic technology students in routine, special positions and procedures. Assures proper use of equipment through instructions and review. Trains and supervises radiology students in proper use of MRI techniques and magnetic safety and ensures enforcement of NYS Health Code laws pertaining to MRI safety for patients, public and staff.
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary in the event of emergencies or disaster.
  • Attend meetings to review safety, fire, disaster and other hospital and department policies, and confirms that a clean and safe work environment is maintained for both patients and staff.
  • Continue professional growth and development of job-related skills on an ongoing basis. Participate in continuing education activities.
  • Assist radiologist during MRI and other radiographic procedures as required.
  • Ensure all examinations are accessioned, documented in EPIC and all images sent to PACS.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and related to patients, physicians, staff and public in an appropriate manner.
  • In accordance with HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), staff members will exercise due diligence in ensuring patient privacy and confidentiality. Minimum Qualifications
    • For supervisory assignments: a valid license and current registration to practice as a Radiological Technologist issued by NYSDOH; and two (2) years of experience as a Radiographer performing duties consistent with Assignment Levels, I and II, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
    • For specialized imaging assignments: a valid license and current registration to practice as a Radiological Technologist issued by NYSDOH; and possession of a current advanced-level certification in the appropriate specialty area for the performance of these procedures. Department Preferences
      • New York State Radiographic license required
      • Associate degree or equivalent and a minimum of one-year MRI experience preferred
      • ARRT Certification (MRI preferred)
      • BLS preferred Benefits

        All Radiologic Technologists in Assignment Levels II and III shall receive a differential of $7,500 per annum to be cross-trained on different modalities of radiologic imaging and to be cross-assigned (once trained) to different imaging settings depending on patient volume and staffing needs within a facility.

        If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button or forward your resume, noting the above Job ID #, to:

        NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
        • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
        • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
        • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
        • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
        • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
        • Multiple employee discounts programs

          Vacancy Control Board Number

          VCB #: KIN-02072022-0869

Keywords: NYC Health Hospitals, New York , Radiologic Technologist Lvl 3 (MRI), Other , New York, New York

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