Northwell Health MRI Technologist in Huntington, New York

Req Number 00275S

Job Description

  • Prepares patients for examination.

  • Explains procedure in easy-to-understand terms based on professional knowledge to relieve patient of pre-testing anxiety.

  • Sets up equipment to administer the proper procedure in a timely fashion.

  • Ensures consent form for I.V. contrast materials has been obtained, as required.

  • Performs CT, MRI and diagnostic procedures to include: abdominal, thoracic, all neurological exams, extremities, sub-periosteal implant planning, radiation therapy treatment planning, biopsies, etc.

  • Prepares patient for exam by placing patient on the exam table, positioning within the gantry.

  • Keys in patient history data and other pertinent information obtained from a requisition completed by the Radiologist to include anatomical area of interest, slice thickness and couch increment.

  • Calculates the number of scans to be obtained based on patient size, and ensures the required images were obtained as ordered by the Radiologist.

  • Locates Radiologist to review and ascertain whether additional scanning is required.

  • Transmits cases to on-call Radiologist through use of Tele-Radiology system.

  • Operates equipment for the transfer of computed images to film, the archival of disc memory to optical disk and/or a picture archiving and communication system (PACS).

  1. Administers intravenous (IV) and oral contrast agents as per Radiologist order:
  • Verifies that there are no contraindications to administration of IV contrast agent.

  • Calculates contrast dose based on patient's weight.

  • Performs venipuncture of the appropriate gauge necessary for examination.

  • Explains, in layman's terms, the administration of IV contrast and completes the IV Contrast Information Sheet with the information provided by patient, family member or health care proxy.

  • Utilizes appropriate flush technique for an existing IV line.

  • Utilizes power injector to administer IV contrast.

  • Recognizes and assists in the treatment contrast agent reactions.

  • Recognizes and assists in the treatment of IV extravasations.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program, required.

  • New York State Department of Health licensure as a Radiologic Technologist.

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologist (R.T.) required And Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or other specialty field, required.

  • NYSDOH Certification in IV Contrast Administration, required.

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification, required.

Previous experience as a Radiologic Technologist, required. Previous CT or MRI experience, preferred to : Previous experience as a Radiologic Technologist and MRI experience is required.