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Billings Clinic MRI Technologist Certified - Bozeman in Billings, Montana

Job Description: Under the general supervision of the Manager, the Certified MRI Technologist operates and maintains the magnetic resonance scanner, enhances public awareness concerning magnetic resonance imaging, and assures the safety of patients and public in application of high quality diagnostic magnetic resonance (MR) images.

Essential Job Functions
Supports and models behaviors consistent with the mission and philosophy of Billings Clinic and department/service.The Certified MRI Technologist trains and orients new or non-certified technologists in the duties and responsibilities of the MRI Technologist position. Utilizes experience and knowledge to act as a resource to other technologists and staff and the student population of the MSU-B COT Radiologic students.According to established procedures and protocols, prepares patient for exam by assisting with dressing and undressing; assuring the removal of all metal objects and proper patient screening, lifting and assisting the patient to the exam table, proper positioning and preparation for the MR exam.Responsible for patient and family education prior to the procedure, minimizing claustrophobic reactions and obtaining cooperation from the patients.Performs the MR procedures that best assists the referring physician and radiologist in obtaining a d iagnosis and improving patient management. Uses personal judgement in protocol development. Involves the radiologist and referring physician in protocol selection. Utilizes skill and experience in MR physics to obtain the highest quality exam based on diagnosis, findings and patient's condition.Maintains patient and visitor safety with regard to entering the scan room. Ensures that no ferromagnetic objects enter the scan room. Ensures that personal articles are not inadvertently carried into the room and damaged. Responsible for maintaining the security zone strictly limiting access to the magnet room. Ensures the safe scanning relative to implants or other medical devices.Provides the radiologist with digital images within 30 minutes of completed exam. Ensure proper patient history and scan protocol information is included. All pertinent information is supplied to the radiologists expediently. Assists radiologist with directly viewing and manipulating images via viewing consoles an d network technologies.Performs secretarial, clerical duties as required. May assist with proper patient scheduling, patient registration, answering questions and filing.Takes an active role in policy formation and revision. Makes recommendation to Manager for changes. Participation in the development of departmental goals and objectives. Will make recommendations and presentations to Medical Directors and other health care professionals when requested. This includes typing skills, computer skills, presentation skills and basic research abilities.Properly performs venipuncture technique to inject contrast media under the supervision of a radiologist or assist the Radiology RN in establishing proper vein access. Must be prepared to aggressively assist or take responsibility in an emergency situation.Maintains knowledge of current applications within field by reading appropriate journal articles, attending lectures, in-services and seminars. Maintains skills and training regarding MR physics, new applications, and improvements in scanning techniques. Identifies needs and sets goals for own growth and development; meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements.Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization including maintaining inventory of medical supplies, linen, , other associated scan supplies; maintaining a neat, orderly work area; cleaning magnet and patient transport table; maintaining other ancillary equipment.May be required to cross train to Computed Technology and would be required to hold Montana state licensure in Radiologic Technology.