MRI Technologist - Per Diem

Job ID
17653
Type
Regular Per-Diem
Company
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Allied Health

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The MRI Technologist performs and/or assists with MRI procedures according to department procedure manual utilizing correct anatomic positioning, while adjusting technical factors of equipment in proportion to patient and body part being examined while minimizing radiation and applying immobilization devices, as required.

Responsibilities

Information Processing & Image Review

  • Manages electronic data, processes information (subtraction or other digital manipulation) for interpretation, reviews exam for proper positioning, technique, identification, and records required information
  • Transfer images to PACS and verifies the action. Reviews the case, patient medical history, protocol, and prior images, using clinical judgement to ensure a successful outcome

Instruction

  • Instructs radiology students and/or new staff according to clinical and department requirements; assists in the orientation of department and hospital personnel with emphasis on radiation safety

Maintenance & Safety Check

  • Performs visual maintenance and quality controls checks, records and reports results to appropriate personnel, identifies problems and communicates them to immediate supervisor, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary, and offers solutions as appropriate

Maintenance of Supplies

  • Responsible for ensuring an adequate inventory of supplies, linens, and accessories

Exam Scheduling

  • Coordinates and schedules examinations

Medication Administration

  • Initiates intravenous access for the administration of contrast and/or radio pharmaceutical isotopes; accesses patency; understands emergency procedures in the event of extravasations and/or allergic response.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Degree or program that provides you the eligibility to attain certification or licensure
  • Washington State Radiologic Technologist Certification if radiologic technologist
  • Meets one of the following:
    • ARRT, ARMRIT, or CAMRT MRI certification or will acquire within 12 months of employment
    • ARRT registered in MRI or unlimited state license, AND 6 months supervised radiology clinical scanning experience
    • Associate degree or bachelor degree in allied health field, AND certification in another clinical imaging field such as ARDMS or NMTCB, AND 6 months supervised MRI clinical scanning experience.
    • Performing MRI prior to and continuously since October 1996, and evaluated by responsable physician to assure competence AND supervised experience in breast MRI, and supervised experience in intravenous administration of MRI contrast.
  • Ability to communicate verbally in person, on the phone, and in writing in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently, organize, and prioritize concurrent responsibilities and demands
  • Ability to assess patients' conditions and request assistance when necessary
  • Ability to assist in the movement of patient to and from wheelchairs, carts and radiographic tables

Preffered:

  • Three years of MRI technologist experience
  • Proficient in email and word processing systems
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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