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Perform a variety of complex, specialized, and te chnical tasksassociated with the operation of high field strength magnet s.
Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure performance.Assist radiologist with procedure protocoling and performance. StartI.V.s, administer contrast media as directed and p er protocol.Evaluate MR scans for technical quality, collate processed i mages andsequence of acquisition and label appropriately.Schedule patients for procedures; assist with clerical functions.Charge MR procedures a nd supplies in EHRLoad and operate power injectors for contrast media ad ministration.Maintain accurate patient records.Provide orientation for n ew technologistsProvide education and training for student technologists .Provide for the psychological and physical needs of patients for MRproc edures.Understand and use the Image Archival SystemPerform complex tasks associated with the operation of high fieldstrength magnets and relatedequipment to produce special radiographicimages of specific body parts. Position patients for MR scans using immobilization and protectiveequipm ent as required.Screen patients for MR safety prior to procedure perform ance.Assist radiologist with procedure performance. Administer contrast mediaor as directed and per protocol. Evaluate MR scans for technicalqua lity, collate processed images and sequence of exposure and labelappropr iately.Coordinate scheduling and patient flow involving multiple MR site s.Assist with education and training of new physicians (interns,resident s, and fellows, attending's) if Applicable.Assist radiologists and physi cists in developing new protocols and MRimaging techniques that are uniq ue to DUHSHelp facilitate research for the Duke Health System by scannin g andusing protocols given. Demonstrate proficiency in the 100+ MR proto colsin the Health System. Teach the correct application of these protoco lsto new technologists, physicians, and researchers.Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein**DUHS offers career growth and en richment within Imaging services.There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunitiesat each hospital within the health syste m.
Knowledge, Skills andAbilities
Graduate of an ARRT or ARMRIT approved health sciences program in magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography.
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, Licensures, Certifications
Certification in one of the following required: Radiography (R), Radiation Therapy (T), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N), CNMT, ARDMS, or registry eligible for Magnetic Resonance (MR). ARRT or ARMRIT registered in Magnetic Resonance (MR) required within 12 months of employment. BLS certification
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