Kaiser Permanente MRI Technologist (Per diem_ Float_ Bellevue & Capitol Hill) in Bellevue, Washington

Provide quality patient imaging specific to MRI in accordance with physicians orders. Ensure patient safety and provide high quality testing. Prepare MRI room for patient procedures, process images, maintain supply levels and ensure equipment is maintained and meets manufacturer specifications. Operate equipment according to prescribed safety standards. Exercise professional and ethical judgment in performance of diagnostic services. Adhere to appropriate sterile techniques. Applies knowledge of the principles of growth and development to identify patient and family requirements relative to age specific patients including geriatrics, adults, adolescents, and pediatrics.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Diagnostic Testing: Performs quality images through clinical protocols and positions patients to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, respecting comfort and ability. Demonstrates knowledge to perform cross-section imaging with appropriate equipment. Develops films in accordance with proper radiographic techniques. Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded. Demonstrates knowledge and skills to provide radiology services to all age groups served. Provides patient education on procedures according to age-specific needs. Facilitates patient's cooperation and alleviates anxiety by addressing patients' concerns. Verifies appropriate procedure to be performed by checking physician's orders and outpatient prescriptions. Contacts physicians with discrepancies. Demonstrates complete understanding of the contrast agents for the proper organ studies, and prepares desired contrast media.

  • Customer Service: Provides timely, responsive, expert services to customers in a positive friendly manner, to include patient, physicians, and other fellow employees. Informs consumers and those accompanying them when delays exist and how they are being addressed. Promotes 'patient focused care' throughout daily activities. Provides quality patient care to include preparation, scheduling, and teaching all types of patient procedures as needed. Maintains strict patient and employee confidentiality, as appropriate.

  • Patient and Employee Safety: Maintains safe radiation levels at all times to minimize exposure to patient, self, and others. No deviation from written procedures on radiation safety. Performs all necessary equipment checks prior to use. Ensures patient and regulatory standards are adhered to and suggests ways to improve patient outcomes when indicated. Completes quality assurance, quality control and radiation safety activities as appropriate. Establishes patient's identification. Ensures no repeat studies due to failure to check armband and/or properly identified patient. Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patient's condition to appropriate personnel. Ascertains allergy status on patients. Demonstrates educated and rapid response to contrast reactions as outlined in Policy and Procedure Manual. Assists in performing first aid as necessary, including Code 199 procedures and locating equipment on crash carts.

  • General Behavior: Observes patient during procedures and reports any unusual occurrences or changes in patient's condition to appropriate personnel. Arrives at the start of the assigned shift ready to begin work; A take lunch and breaks at appropriate times, and leaves work at the end of the assigned shift. Maintains neat, clean and well stock radiology room with no exceptions. Identifies staff training issues and participates in Policy and Procedures development as appropriates. Communicates concerns as appropriate to lead technologist and management. Works as an effective team member with other colleagues to efficiently perform radiological procedures. Performs other duties as required. Rotates shifts and assignments as required. Regulatory: Adheres to Cooperative-wide Personal Protection Equipment, Universal Precautions, Related Medical Waste (RMW), Infection Control, Safety, and other OSHA Policies and Procedures.

  • Computer System: Ensures patient information is accurately inputted into departmental computer system. Checks-in patients for the appropriate radiological procedure, as directed in IDX-Rad. Selects the correct account during check-in, as directed in IDX-Rad. Completes patient procedure, as directed in IDX-Rad.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum one (1) year of direct experience with cross-sectional anatomy.

Education

  • High School Diploma/GED.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in MR by date of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge and expertise in performing required procedures and exams.

  • Communication, interpersonal, customer service and problem solving skills.

  • Knowledge of radiation safety, safety precautions and infection control practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year MRI experience.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: MRI Technologist (Per diem_ Float_ Bellevue & Capitol Hill)

LOCATION: Bellevue, Washington

REQNUMBER: 694175

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.