Centura Health MRI Tech in Durango, Colorado

Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG) offers providers a true opportunity to live their calling to care while experiencing the support of a built-in comprehensive network, vast resources, professional growth, trusted leadership, generous benefits and an amazing quality of life with locations that span Colorado and into Western Kansas. CHPG is proud to connect providers and consumers through state-of-the-art technology, clinical resources and professional expertise to help people live healthier. Our coordinated services represent a full continuum of care – from preventive and early diagnoses to leading-edge treatment and life-saving critical care. CHPG’s ability to deliver better health care value is the direct result of combining the best clinical tools, shared resources and medical expertise with a patient-centered approach that emphasizes Centura Health’s mission and commitment to quality, compassion and service.

*JOB DESCRIPTION/JOB POSTING ID: 129700*

*RECRUITER:* AlisonWilliams@Centura.Org

*DETAILS:* Part-Time

*HOURS:* Days

Occasional travel to other sites to meet the needs of the clinic may be required.

_Position Summary:_

Provide quality patient care to all patients within the medical imaging department. Perform high quality images and exams on patients while maintaining the sensitivity to patient needs. Follows ACR practice guidelines and safety standards for MRI. Demonstrates leadership abilities and is a role model for other associate technologists. Acts as a clinical resource to unit personnel and assures current standards of practice for the unit.

_Minimum Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate’s Degree strongly preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • One-year imaging experience strongly preferred

_License/Certifications_

  • Registered Technologist, Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - R.T. (R)and/or(MR)(ARRT)

  • Current Basic Life Support certification required from American Heart Association

_Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )_

  • Performs magnetic resonance scans to obtain high quality images. Follows standards of safe MRI practice. Practices all rules and regulations pertaining to radiation safety, reducing personal and patient exposure to “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA).*

  • Produces quality images in a complete, accurate and timely manner. *

  • Prepares patient for exam. Provides information and instruction to patient and/or family regarding the procedure and responds to their physical and emotional needs. *

  • Assists the patient during exam and positions the patient. *

  • Observes patient and equipment during the procedure and reports / documents unusual occurrences and records patient’s condition. *

  • Facilitates smooth patient flow, scheduling and optimal use of equipment/resources. *

  • Communicates in writing and verbally with all physicians, imaging personnel, students and hospital staff in facilitating the continuum of care. *

  • Assists with patient transport as needed. *

  • Performs IV starts and contrast administration as required. *

  • As assigned by management, performs technologist duties of other registered modality. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Correctly inputs charges and required data for procedures and for supplies utilized during the procedure/exam. *

  • Completes required hospital/medical imaging paperwork for each exam performed*

  • Prepares room, equipment, and exam materials needed for exam. *

  • Maintains technical operation of equipment and notifies service when necessary. Notifies supervisor of equipment problems and logs the service call/problem per department procedure. *

  • Maintains clean work area for employees and patients. *

  • Maintains quality checks and equipment maintenance documentation per department procedure. *

  • Proactive in problem identification and following up with appropriate management personnel. *

  • Establishes a motivating, constructive rapport with physicians, staff and system departments.

  • Maintains high skill level through ongoing education / meeting attendance and shares information with staff. *

  • Participates in clinical training for students and/or staff technologists. *

  • Engages in professional activities through involvement in organizations, journal clubs, on-line education, etc. *

  • Actively participates in department/hospital quality and process improvement initiatives. *

  • Maintains compliance with all State, Federal, accreditation and hospital regulations and standards. *

  • Responsible for contributing to ACR accreditation as requested. *

  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *

  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

_Physical Requirements:_

  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.