Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
PRN MRI Technologist position for the Ambulatory Radiology Division, located at off-campus sites throughout Durham and Wake Counties.
Perform a variety of complex, specialized, and technical tasks associated with the operation of high field strength magnets within the Ambulatory Radiology Division.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform complex tasks associated with the operation of high field strength magnets and related equipment to produce specialized images of specific body regions.
Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure performance; maintain zone safety with ancillary staff.
Demonstrate proficiency in performing MRI imaging procedures per established protocols, policy, and patient safety standards and does not require assistance from fellow technologists.
Evaluate MRI scans for technical quality, collate processed images and sequence of acquisition and label appropriately.
Demonstrate proficiency in IV placement and administration of contrast with power injectors.
Ensure customer satisfaction and appropriateness of care for all assigned patients. Thoroughly explains the procedures to patients and allows time for questions and addresses concerns in a professional and kind manner.
Assume responsibility for the safety, mental and physical comfort of patients while they are in our care.
Position patients for each anatomical view using positioning assistance devices and protective equipment as necessary.
Perform as a self-starter and takes the initiative to proactively address situations before they arise or escalate.
Demonstrate the ability to multi-task as needed and communicate in a positive and efficient matter.
Communicate effectively with the patient and the health care team, recognizing the patient's needs.
Perform the quality control functions related to MRI imaging and notify appropriate personnel when issues arise and maintenance is required. Continually evaluate images for diagnostic quality.
Ensure safety is a top priority. Addresses safety concerns immediately and proactively works to identify and mitigate safety risks within the working environment.
Ensure regulatory guidelines are adhered to and maintain appropriate records.
Understand and use the Image Archival System
Complete exam tracking/billing and charge reconciliation accurately on a daily basis and is able to modify orders per protocol.
Establish and maintain productive ethical working relationships with coworkers, referring providers and commercial agencies.
Coordinate with other staff to assure appropriate patient care is provided.
This position must support the Ambulatory Radiology Division and perform other duties as assigned and supported by scope of practice. Perform other related duties incidental to the work therein.
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Radiology Services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology plus completion of an accredited MR program
OR Graduate of a bachelor's degree program in Radiology, with two semesters of clinical rotation in MR
OR Completion of a 24-month AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology with two years of DUHS Radiology experience
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as an MRI technologist.
Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
ARRT certification in Radiography MR certification within 12 months of employment
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