Alliance HealthCare Services

MRI Technologist

US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Santa Clara
ID
2017-9489
Category
Healthcare - Radiology/Imaging
Position Type
full-time

Job Responsibilities

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operates imaging and related equipment to provide high quality diagnostic. Images on various areas of body, including areas of advanced study.
  • Interviews patient to explain MRI procedures in order to address any patient concerns. Exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy and poise when interacting with patients.
  • Responsible for Patient Safety, including pre-screening for contra-indications, aseptic injection technique, etc.
  • Effectively communicates with customers and/or radiologists.
  • Trains new technologist and/or PC's. Provides direction, checks, and qualifies work performed as experienced Team Member onsite.
  • Trouble-shoots the scanner, coach and peripheral equipment (including: monitors, PACS, coils, etc.) to ensure effective operations and prevent any downtime or delays in patient care. Escalates complex issues to Imaging Supervisor, Manager of Operations, Hospital contacts and corporate support teams as appropriate.

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associate's Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • CPR certification - BLS CPR Certification through the American Heart Association only
  • ARRT (R) required, ARRT(MR) preferred
  • Venipuncture Certification required.
  • As applicable, valid state driver’s license.
  • State license as required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of MR experience in high volume environments required; 5 years preferred.
  • Technical proficiency operating GE 1.5T or other designated vendor scanning equipment.
  • Proficiency running advanced MR studies independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed environment.
  • Previous experience managing customer interactions independently and resolving problems to mutual satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated patient care skills with ability to explain complex medical terms and procedures in a manner that is easily understood by a non-medical audience.
  • Local travel may be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • The employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions during transport of patients if working on a mobile unit. The employee will be exposed to a strong magnetic field. May be exposed to blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
  • More than 50% of the time:
    • Sit, stand, walk.
    • Repetitive movement of hands, arms and legs.
    • See, speak and hear to be able to communicate with patients.
  • Less than 50% of the time:
    • Stoop, kneel or crawl.
    • Climb and balance.
    • Carry and lift (ability to move non-ambulatory patients from a sitting or lying position for transfer or to exam).

A division of Alliance HealthCare Services (NASDAQ: AIQ), we are an equal opportunity employer and we believe in strength through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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