MRI Technologist:

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Reston Hospital Center offers a full range of medical services, including 24-hour emergency care. Our 187-bed hospital specializes in maternal/child health, surgical services on both an inpatient and extensive outpatient basis, urological services including lithotripsy, cancer care with state-of-the-art radiation therapy, rehabilitation therapy programs and a wide array of diagnostic imaging capabilities. Reston Hospital Center is a certified Stroke Center, certified Total Joint Center and the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Northern Virginia. Reston Hospital is the only Hospital in Northern Virginia to receive Joint Commission designation as a Top Performer on Key Quality measures for 3 consecutive years.

Reston Hospital Center was recognized in 2011, 2012 and now 2013 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. A caring organization, Reston Hospital Center is dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life in our community.

Will utilize magnetic resonance imaging scanners to capture specific images ordered by a physician to aid in patient diagnosis. MRI techs must be able to closely follow a physician's instructions, prepare and operate MRI equipment, position patients correctly and effectively record the requested diagnostic images.

Job Functions

Prepares MRI scanner and performs quality control tests. Monitor inventory of supplies and maintain room cleanliness and neat appearance. Perform all MRI procedures in strict accordance with currently approved practices as outlined in department policy and procedure manual and comply with all applicable federal, state, local and other regulatory requirements. Obtain quality MRI images of patients. Demonstrates competence in following established scanning protocols and exercises ability to adjust protocols as required. Operates MRI scanner safely and competently. Ensures patient safety by screening for contraindications such as, but not limited to, cardiac pacemakers, sheet metal fragments, shrapnel, jewelry, wallet, metal prosthesis, etc. Controls the flow of patients within the section, in an efficient and timely fashion. Performs all exams within allocated timeframe. Utilizes supportive protective and immobilization devices as required for patient safety and comfort. Render patient care in a professional and courteous manner. Explain all procedures to the patient and evaluate care as it pertains to physical assessment and emphasize need for patient to tolerate enclosed space of magnet bore. Coordinates the MRI exam with the appropriate medical unit to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care. Reviews each exam for technical accuracy and identifies anatomical orientation on all images. Identifies each patient and reviews the requisition for consistency of examination ordered with clinical diagnosis. Assures that all images are transmitted correctly to PACS for radiologist viewing. Demonstrates practical application of age-related factors Reports any significant problems related to patient, physicians, procedures, housekeeping maintenance, supplies, or personnel to the Lead Technologist and/or Assistant Director.
Education: Graduate of AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology. Responsible for continuing education credits as mandated by the ARRT for licensure.

Licensure: ARRT(R)(MR). BCLS Required.

Experience: Minimum of one year as a MRI technologist preferred.

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