Geisinger Health System RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST (MRI) in Scranton, Pennsylvania
There’s a reason we believe that America is watching Geisinger, one of the nation’s largest health service organizations. We are dedicated to setting the standard for evidence-based care delivery and pursuing innovative new approaches to predictive precision medicine, such as our MyCode® genomic research initiative. Whether you prefer working in a busy urban center, a suburban area or a small-town setting, Geisinger has clinical and nonclinical positions open throughout our system. With 13 physician-led hospital campuses to staff throughout Pennsylvania and in southern New Jersey, we offer a wide range of positions, a competitive, pay-for-performance salary structure and healthcare benefits from day one, including those for vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.
Location: Viewmont Imaging - Main
Work Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: FLEX .1 FTE 8 Hours Biweekly
Performs duties involved in the performance of clinical MRI exams, including but not limited to patient screening for MRI safety, patient positioning, and coil and protocol selection.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
*1. Prepares and positions patients for MRI of various parts of the body. Positioning includes setting up equipment (coils, monitoring devices, etc.) and patient in relation to each other to provide best demonstration of body part under study.
*2. Screens patients and personnel for any ferrous metal implants or other object, including credit cards and all potential missiles. Ensures that no patient/visitor/healthcare worker enters scan room with ferromagnetic objects or contraindicated implants.
*3. Based on protocols established by physician, selects appropriate pulse sequences from monitoring console for scan procedures. Accurately records all pulse sequences implemented for exam. May recommend changes in protocol or additional instructions to provide additional diagnostic information.
*4. Evaluates results of scanning procedure for quality of results and completeness. Manipulates images through use of console keyboard and mouse to display to physician. Recognizes problems and rectifies with respect to selection made of operation.
*5. Sends images to PACS system, evaluates exam for completeness, and verifies exam in a timely manner. Develops a working knowledge of all PACS capabilities.
*6. Performs daily Quality Assurance tests on equipment.
*7. Monitors proper level of cryogens to ensure integrity of magnet.
*8. Informs Radiology Manager or Supervisor and appropriate service personnel of system problems and documents accurately and completely.
*9. As required, participates in the quality assurance program.
*10. Seeks advice from appropriate resource when unsure of protocol or policy.
*11. Explains procedures in a clear and concise manner without causing unnecessary anxiety. Listens to and answers patient's questions with patience and courtesy. If unable to answer questions, finds resource that can.
*12. Starts and intravenous line on patients requiring IV contrast for the MRI examination with consideration to patient's pain tolerance, anxieties and fears. Monitors patient for contrast reactions and reports any problems promptly to a radiologist, the code team, or both, as indicated.
*13. Edits computer entries for correctness of description, reason for exam, and charges for billing in hospital computer system.
*14. Participates in continued educational activities both during and outside of normal working hours.
*15. Performs other duties as assigned/required.
*Denotes essential job duties
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Candidate must be able to cover assigned shift, on-call hours as well as weekend rotation. Candidate must be able to meet all requirements of MRI job description. Candidate must have ongoing continuing education in MRI and MRI Safety. Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the English language to effectively communicate with predominantly English-speaking population.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Candidate must be registered by the ARRT in Magnetic resonance imaging, at least one year of experience preferred. BLS required.
Minimum of one (1) year patient care related experience required. One (1) year MRI experience preferred.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family. Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. A mature electronic health record connects a comprehensive network of 13 hospital campuses, two research centers and nearly 1,600 Geisinger primary and specialty care physicians.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.