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MRI Tech

Company: Argent Technologies, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (MRI) Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System Period of Performance: 1 Oct 2021- 30 Sept 2022 with 4 Option Years The MRI Technologist will provide services on an as needed basis at the Southern Nevada VA Healthcare System, located at 6900 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89086 in the radiology department. Scheduling : Scheduling will be done by the VA and will be done with 24 hour notice. Actual workdays will be scheduled according to staffing needs and are subject to change at short notice, but advance notice will be given when possible. On-Call: All on-call is scheduled by management. All contracted staff are entitled to overtime but it must be pre-approved by the department manager and by Argent Technologies, LLC. Assigned Shifts : Shifts may consist of 4, 10 or 12 hours- not to exceed 40 hours per week. Shifts include weekends weekdays, swings and graveyard shifts. Specific Tasks: The services to be provided to the Radiology Department are to include intermittent staffing support for CT, MRI, US, and Administrative MSA. Each modality listed have differing requirements and may need to be filled on an immediate basis. The contractor shall provide services for. --- Balances the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. --- Demonstrates appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers. --- Access factors that may contraindicate the procedure. --- Maintains knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions. --- Knowledgeable in pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. --- The technologist enforces MRI policy and procedures. --- The technologist must meet the criteria for ARRT registration or be ARRT registered, and/or meet the standards to comply with the established HRMS requirements for the position. --- Receives patients and ensures proper identification. Provides patient education. Continually assesses the condition and needs of patients to ensure patient safety, comfort and privacy before placing the patient in the MRI scanner. --- Interviews each patient before the examination to determine if the patient has a contraindication for MRI. --- The MRI Technologist functions as an expert, regarding software and hardware capability and performance of the MRI unit. --- Ability to balance the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. --- Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others if applicable, and health care providers. --- Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure. --- Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to patient care. --- Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions. --- Assists with setup for MRI-based procedures including Breast imaging and MR guided biopsies. --- The technologist selects the proper pulse sequences to best demonstrate the patients' pathology. The technologist optimizes each system parameter to obtain optimal images. --- Maintains protocol exam booklet, which includes, positioning, acquisition parameters and orientation of slices. --- The technologist makes recommendations to improve, maintain, and to update the MRI protocols for the radiologist. --- The technologist effectively coordinates with physicians, nurses, patients and other medical personnel of the Veterans Administration Hospital, to assure that the service is carried out in a prompt and effective manner. --- Maintains highest quality patient supervision, monitoring patients' condition with specialized equipment keeping constant check on vital signs and the patient's comfort. --- The MRI technologist resolves individual problems and refers unsolved problems to the chief radiology technologist or designee for solutions. --- Employee maintains the cleanliness of the MRI suite and other assigned work areas ensuring cleanliness, proper mechanical operation, and execution of infection control policy and maintenance of supply levels for each exam. --- The MRI technologists keep abreast of newly developed MRI accessories, exams, protocols and systems. --- The MRI technologist is the liaison between the MRI department, engineering, and MRI equipment manufacturer. --- Facilitates the implementation of software updates, hardware updates, and services calls for repair, calibration, and maintenance of cryogens. --- The technologist performs daily quality control on the MRI system, and Monitors all MRI equipment and techniques for optimum performance. --- Maintains quality assurance programs for the laser imager and patient monitoring equipment. --- The technologist monitors the PACS system to ensure images are archiving and transferring properly. --- The MRI technologist performs all major duties including coordinating the schedule for MRI patient examinations. --- Prioritizes and evaluates the nature/need of critical or emergency procedures. --- The technologist confers with other technologists on new developments and examination protocol changes. --- The MRI technologist performs venipuncture and injects contrast material for MRI exams as necessary. --- The MRI technologist serves as a liaison with all levels of management pertaining to the MRI section. --- The technologist executes actions which will guarantee quality image results, to assure that the highest quality of diagnostic imaging is generated, formulates training in MRI techniques for the radiologic technologist and medical students. --- The MRI technologist is responsible for cross training radiologic technologist in MRI physics, positioning, coil selection, and MRI safety. --- The technologist is responsible for advising on the updating of the MR technical policy and procedures manual. --- The underlying principle of MRI imaging is used to advise on the detailing of examinations to obtain optimum imaging with regards to patients' pathology. --- Images anatomic detail of the human body. --- Images in three cross-sectional anatomical planes, axial, coronal, and sagittal. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Argent Technologies, LLC, North Las Vegas , MRI Tech, Other , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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