Dallas, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is seeking a Radiology Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tech (RAD MRI Tech) in the MRI Radiology Department
PRN: As needed
Variable hours as needed
Call required - must be able to respond within 30 minutes
Minimum Education Requirements:
Associate's degree or equivalent from accredited Radiologic Technology School
Minimum Licensure / Certification Requirements:
Current ARRT, MRT, and CPR; BCLS required.
Minimum Experience Requirements:
3 years highly preferred
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Greets and acknowledges patient using minimum of 2 patient identifiers, (name, MR #, and DOB).
2. Explains exam to patient and family.
3. Knows process to report patient event.
4. Appropriately handles patients with IV’s, oxygen, chest tubes or other devices.
5. Recognizes patients emotional, physical, developmental, cognitive, and psychosocial conditions.
6. Transports patients as needed.
7. Safely administers contrast media and medications in accordance to product guidelines for injection rates.
8. Checks physician’s orders and requisitions to ensure accuracy of exam and relevant clinical information.
9. Safeguards personal information of others. Ensures all records are handled in a proper manner.
10. Appropriately responds to patient distress/emergency with notification, equipment, and supplies (ie. Defibulator, met cart).
Imaging Procedures, Quality, and Processing:
1. Prepares room for exam, performs diagnostic exams and assists physicians with invasive procedures. including age related criteria and
2. Completes exams in an appropriate time interval.
3. Position patient to correct anatomical area of interest and select appropriate coil.
4. Perform MRI and MRA exams according to departmental policies and procedures.
5. Adjust technique parameters appropriately for age related factors, pathology, and desired tissue weighting.
6. Process and manipulate images on workstations to produce 3D data sets and reformatted images.
7. Process data with specialized software on workstations to produce charts, graphs, and specialized views.
8. Analyze image quality and technique adjustments and has the ability to verbalize trouble shooting techniques.
9. Utilizes proper downtime procedures for PACS and HIS / RIS.
10. Network images and exam data to other hosts and prints as needed.
11. Perform quality control and quality assurance testing according to TDH and ACR.
Professional Accountability and Partnership:
1. Keeps ARRT, CMRT, and CPR certification current and in good standing.
2. Adheres to THR policies, dress code, time and attendance, etc.
3. Passes annual skills evaluation.
4. Identifies self and department properly when answering phone.
5. Appropriately responds to scheduling calls and requests of clinical staff.
6. Ensures smooth operation and maintains professional image of the Department. Creates a safe work environment.
7. Demonstrates cost effective awareness, avoids wasteful use of supplies and time.
8. Productive during non patient care time.
9. Attends continuing education classes and other educational resources.
10. Properly clocks in/out and wears ID badge.
11. Knowledgeable of patient safety goals within his/her job scope.
Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
1. Adheres to hospital standards for infection control for patient, equipment, and self.
2. Operates, cares for and general maintenance of equipment to provide proper utilization.
3. Troubleshoots and properly documents equipment malfunction to ensure timely repairs and patient safety.
4. Applies knowledge of physics and accessories to maintain acceptable image quality.
5. Daily maintains room readiness with supplies and equipment.
6. Understands image quality, physics, and safety to public and self and can apply these principles.
7. Alerts proper personnel of equipment issues.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed, Magnet-designated hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. A full-service regional referral center, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 3,500 employees and 1,100 physicians on its medical staff, and offers a full range of services, including cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, senior care, women's services and a renowned Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Dallas has been recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Hospital in multiple specialties and is an accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers . The hospital is also a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, a certified Emergency Stroke Care center and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Dallas County in 2012.We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.