Prime Healthcare

MRI Tech - Paradise Valley Hospital

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
Location
US-CA-National City
ID
2022-93991
Category
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Shift
Variable

Overview

Prime Healthcare, with 45 hospitals in 14 states, is one of the nation's premier hospital systems recognized for quality and patient safety. Prime Healthcare hospitals received more than 300 quality awards from Healthgrades, and Prime has more Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients for six consecutive years than any other health system in the country. Our hospitals have also been recognized among the nation’s best by Fortune/IBM Watson Health, and rank among the top health systems in social responsibility and cost efficiency.


At Paradise Valley Hospital a 291 acute clinic, we are proud of our heritage as the oldest hospital in San Diego’s South Bay, serving the healthcare needs of community for more than 100 years. We are the largest employer in San Diego's National City and our beautiful 30-acre campus is bustling with activity, including exciting new growth and expansion, like our recent high tech upgrades and brand-new San Diego Spine & Joint Center. Our hospital is only a few miles from the ocean and downtown San Diego.


Join our family of caring professionals who bring dedication and commitment to our mission, The Skill to Heal, The Spirit to Care. We combine our compassion and education along with state-of-the-art, life-saving technology to best serve the healthcare needs of our community.

Responsibilities

The MRI Technologist is responsible for the performance of all aspects of MR imaging, accurately and in accordance with established procedures and policies in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in patients of all groups. Follows all regulatory guidelines and MRI safety precautions. Maintains professional standards of conduct an ethics as outlined in department expectations and professional organizations.  Contributes to total patient care by accessing pertinent patient information, processes images, assures correct images, accurate billing and file documentation, records information related to exams into department computer system. Performs other activities in support of clinical team members when not engaged in imaging activities.

 

  • Recognizes changes in patient’s condition and notifies appropriate RN or physician.
  • Proficient in the use of emergency equipment (e.g. checks crash cart according to policy).
  • Maintains proficiency with unit specific equipment troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly.
  • Applies immobilization devices and/or shielding as required.
  • Assist in the movement of patients to and from wheelchairs and radiographic tables using appropriate body mechanics.
  • Performs diagnostic MR Imaging including general studies, contrasted scans, and spectroscopy following all appropriate legal licensure, regulatory and professional practice standards and requirements according to established protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Performs tasks according to department protocols and procedures.
  • Marks images with correct labels.
  • Utilizes correct and adequate skills to achieve the best image sequencing for the body part being examined.
  • Communicates prep and aftercare instructions to patient and or family as appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Recognizes the importance of the exam and reassures patient regarding issues of claustrophobia. Capable of talking a patient through the exam or recognizing when to quit.
  • Takes steps to complete any information that is missing. Ensures that there are comparative films for the radiologist’s interpretation as appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Ensures continuity over time among the phases of services to the patients. Notifies the patient of any wait > 15 minutes or any repeats reasons or delays for immediate interpretations.
  • Consistently completes the computer functions necessary to document each patient visit including: Start/Stop times, allergies and all required technical data points.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Other duties as assigned or required
  • Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establishes priorities; organizes work and time to meet them.
  • Recognizes and responds to priorities, accepts changes and new ideas. Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
  • Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner.
  • Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per hospital policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness. Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness.
  • Uses time effectively and constructively. Does not abuse supplies, equipment, and service.
  • Observes all hospital and departmental policies governing conduct while at work (e.g., telephone and computer use, electronic messaging, smoking regulations, parking, breaks and other related policies).

Qualifications

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING

 

  1. ARMRIT or ARRT(MR) required.
  2. Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and remain current.
  3. Must be a graduate of a JRCERT approved Radiologic Technology Program or MRI course.
  4. At least 2 years of experience as an MRI Technologist Preferred.
  5. Proficient computer skills.

 

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

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