Posted on: June 8, 2021
We invite you to join the Borg and Ide Imaging team as an MRI
The MRI Technologist is responsible for ensuring each
individual's safety in the MR environment before entering the
magnetic field. The person in this position responds to patient
questions and concerns regarding exam procedures and process, while
maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding personal health
information, including but not limited to, patient diagnosis,
health history, demographics, and referral information. The MRI
Technologist is responsible for all paperwork associated with
technical procedures and responds to physician questions and needs
regarding patient procedures. Some technologists may work under the
direct medical supervision of a physician during certain
Schedule: Full-time (days, occasional evenings, occasional
Location: Float / Borg and Ide offices in Rochester, NY
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensures the safety of patients, staff and visitors who come in
contact with the powerful magnetic field of the MRI scanner.
- Screens patients and other personnel entering the MRI scan room
for contraindications prior to contact with the magnetic
- Explains procedures, answer patient questions as completely as
possible, and provides emotional support.
- Accurately positions patients and coils on the MRI table
according to exam protocol.
- Sets appropriate technical parameters, operates MRI scanners
and related equipment, reviews computer monitors for image data
quality and takes appropriate corrective steps as needed.
- Guides, monitors, and communicates with patients during the
exam, which may take between 30 minutes and up to two hours or more
- Recognizes and responds appropriately to life threatening
- Assists in the education and MRI training of staff and/or
- Notates into RIS the referring physicians'
instructions/diagnosis and relevant patient medical history, and
scans appropriate forms as required.
- Routinely checks scanners and related equipment for safety
issues and cleanliness. Reports safety issues to the manager or MR
specialist and cleans equipment as needed.
- Keeps MR exam rooms and dressing booths clean and properly
stocked with supplies.
- Follows all safety procedures for self, patients, visitors, and
- Educates new staff and students of any teaching institutions
about the dangers of the MR environment and appropriate safety
- Produces high quality diagnostic images in a timely manner
while providing excellent patient care.
- Treats patients and customers, including family members or care
providers that may accompany the patient, with courtesy,
professionalism, and respect.
- Administers oral, rectal, and IV contrast as needed, in a safe
and effective manner.
- Monitors patients' well-being during scans; recognizes patient
discomfort or medical problems and takes appropriate action.
- Understands and uses the imaging parameters and technical
adjustments available on the equipment in order to produce high
- Checks patient history, and obtains appropriate signed waivers,
- Screens patients for contraindications for the use of
gadolinium contrast material.
- Consults with radiologist when necessary to determine
appropriate scanning procedure.
- Completes all paperwork and exam reports associated with
technical procedures in a timely manner.
- Responds to physician questions and needs regarding patients,
and assists with interventional procedures as needed.
- Checks referral for appropriate study based on patient
- Assures room is ready prior to the patient entering the room
(i.e. equipment is operable, all supplies are readily available and
has been appropriately cleaned and prepped).
- Handles delicate and unexpected situations in a supportive and
empathetic manner ("good bedside manners") while maintaining
appropriate confidentiality regarding exam outcomes or potential
- Keeps patient schedule and accommodates add-on patients when
- Communicates delays or changes in the schedule to the
- Exercises sound judgment regarding image quality, seeks
guidance from radiologist if concerned about what scan reveals and
obtains prior approval before doing additional scans/views in order
to better diagnose the patient's possible pathology.
- Releases patient with proper follow-up information.
- Provides films and/or CDs as requested by the patient or
- Conducts and documents daily, weekly and monthly QC and ACR
- Guides patients through a sometimes difficult process by kindly
talking them through the steps and answering their questions and
concerns regarding exam procedures and process.
- Participates in projects and completes other tasks as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities and requirements of the position described above.
Other functions may be assigned and Management retains the right to
add or change duties at any time.
We offer career advancement opportunities and benefits
including: medical/dental/vision coverage, paid time off, paid
holidays, pre-tax 401k plan, pre-tax flexible spending plan,
education reimbursement, free life insurance, inter-company
transfer opportunities, hands-on training, and a host of other
perks. Work today, get paid today - we've partnered with DailyPay,
a voluntary benefit to offe employees access to their pay on their
Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience
- Must have current ARRT(R) certification with State License in
Diagnostic Radiologic Technology (CRT), or ARMRIT
- Must have training and certification in venipuncture for the
injection of contrast media via butterfly needle and IV
- Requires a high school diploma or GED.
- Must have CPR certification.
- Maintain license and continuing education in accordance with
state, federal, and regulatory agencies' rules and
- Ability to relate to the public in a professional and courteous
manner, understanding the objectives of the organization,
regardless of racial, ethnic, religion, sexual orientation, gender,
mental/physical health, age, economic status, etc.
- Familiarity with and ability to use specialized ancillary
- Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and
- The above knowledge, skills and abilities may be demonstrated
by successful completion of an ARRT accredited Radiologic
Technology and MRI program; completion of accredited ARMRIT program
and appropriate registrations and/or certifications.
- Possesses and utilizes excellent customer service skills,
strong written and verbal communications skills, and other medical
- Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to interact
effectively with doctors, patients, vendors, peers, staff and
- Communicates, cooperates, and consistently functions
professionally and harmoniously with all levels of supervision,
co-workers, patients, visitors, and vendors.
- Maintains CEUs and licensing as needed in order to maintain a
high level of skill in technical capabilities.
- Follows OSHA regulations, RadNet and site protocols, policies
- Follows HIPAA, compliance, privacy, safety and confidentiality
standards at all times.
- Practices universal safety precautions.
- Promotes good public relations on the phone and in person.
- Adapts and is willing to learn new tasks, methods and
This position often requires sitting, standing, walking,
bending, twisting, reaching with hands and arms, using hands and
fingers, handling or palpating, speaking, listening, and high-level
cognition. Also, must be able to lift over 50 pounds, occasionally.
All employees are to assist and participate as members of a lift
assistance team (for special accommodation patients or any patient
requiring assistance onto a table or equipment placement) to
initiate or complete an exam or procedure.
Technologists work in an outpatient medical office setting with
low to moderate noise level.
RadNet is an equal employment opportunity employer and treats
all applicants and employees in a fair and non-discriminatory
manner without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender-identity, national origin, ancestry,
genetic information, citizenship, age, mental or physical
disability, veteran/military status, qualified disabled veteran,
marital/ domestic partnership status, religious creed, medical
condition, sexual orientation, political activity, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. RadNet
does participate in E-I9 verify.
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