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MRI/CT Technologist - Webb Bridge

Work Schedule/Days:  Every Weekend / Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  29102

JOB SUMMARY

Performs diagnostic and magnetic resonance imaging procedures for clinical and research patient care population and participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services. Promotes a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION

  • Successful completion of an American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) approved educational program.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT), or Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) credential in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR)
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credential in Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Second certification within 12 months of employment
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Six months of supervised clinical experience in MRI/CT

  • MRI certified technologists must show documented training in the operations of CT equipment and radiation physics and safety

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Associate’s degree

  • Experience in pediatric imaging

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Must understand all MRI safety standards and pass the MRI department safety courses with an 80% or better score

  • Good communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and patient management skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Operates modality specific technical equipment related to patient care imaging, image processing, image transmission, image archiving and computerized electronic medical records. Update the electronic medical records through: Order Entry, Exam Scheduling, Exam Check-in, Begin and End Exams, Exam Verification, Exam Merging and Image Rejection. Ensure accuracy of billing for radiology procedures.
  2. Provide radiologists and physicians with patient history relative to exam being performed and obtaining informed consent. Assist radiologists, as required, in the administration of contrast media and/or radioisotopes during exams. Collaborate with physicians, nurses, sedation/anesthesia personnel and all staff members to ensure a safe outcome for the patient.
  3. Participate in the department and modality specific quality improvement initiatives, including ACR accreditation. Consistently demonstrates proficiency in performing radiologic examinations using appropriate standardized protocols to produce the highest quality images, evaluating images for technical quality prior to sending to picture archiving and communication system for interpretation by radiologists.
  4. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages. Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education appropriate for the learning needs of patient and family.
  5. Uses critical thinking principles in making decisions which lead to desired outcomes while participating in the achievement of organizational and department goals by following hospital and departmental policies. Continually demonstrates service excellence behaviors.
  6. Attends and/or completes all system and department educational requirements which include mandatory CBTs and annual competencies.
  7. Adheres to all MRI safety guidelines, practices and policies taking into consideration potential magnetic field interactions of ferromagnetic objects in the MRI environment.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Not Present

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Location:  Children's at Webb Bridge  -  3155 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA  30005
Function:  Allied Health - Radiology


Nearest Major Market: Alpharetta
Nearest Secondary Market: Atlanta

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