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MR TECHNOLOGIST

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017. -- U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19. -- Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology. -- In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers. -- Occ SummaryPerform a variety of complex, specialized, and te chnical tasksassociated with the operation of high field strength magnet s.Work PerformedScreen patients for MR safetyprior to procedure performance.Assist radiologist with procedure protocoling and performance. StartI.V.s, administer contrast media as directed and p er protocol.Evaluate MR scans for technical quality, collate processed i mages andsequence of acquisition and label appropriately.Schedule patien ts for procedures; assist with clerical functions.Charge MR procedures a nd supplies in EHRLoad and operate power injectors for contrast media ad ministration.Maintain accurate patient records.Provide orientation for n ew technologistsProvide education and training for student technologists .Provide for the psychological and physical needs of patients for MRproc edures.Understand and use the Image Archival SystemPerform complex tasks associated with the operation of high fieldstrength magnets and related equipment to produce special radiographicimages of specific body parts. Position patients forMR scans using immobilization and protectiveequipm ent as required.Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure perform ance.Assist radiologist with procedureperformance. Administer contrast mediaor as directed and per protocol. Evaluate MR scans for technicalqua lity, collate processed images and sequence of exposure and labelappropr iately.Coordinate scheduling and patient flow involving multiple MR site s.Assist with education and training of new physicians (interns,resident s, and fellows, attending's) if Applicable.Assist radiologists and physi cists in developing new protocols and MRimaging techniques that are uniq ue to DUHSHelp facilitate research forthe Duke Health System by scannin g andusing protocols given. Demonstrate proficiency in the 100+ MR proto colsin the Health System. Teach the correct application of these protoco lsto new technologists, physicians, and researchers.Perform other relate dduties incidental to the work herein**DUHS offers career growth and en richment within Imaging services.There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunitiesat each hospital within the health syste m.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesLevel Characteristics Minimum Qualifications Education Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology plus completion of an accredited MR program OR Graduate of a bachelor's degree program in Radiology, with two semesters of clinical rotation in MR OR Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology with two years of DUHS Radiology experience Experience Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment. Level II Minimum of two year' experience as an MRI technologist. Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion Degrees, Licensures, Certifications ARRT certification in Radiography MR certification within 12 months of employment BLS certification -- Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. -- Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values. -- Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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