Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Location
Michigan, United States
Posted
08 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Mar 2019
Ref
168316
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Why work on the Michigan Medicine Medical Imaging Team?

As an MRI Technologist with Michigan Medicine, you will perform high quality Diagnostic MRI procedures applying various principles and protocols. You’ll administer various contrast media orders to render specific organs or systems more opaque. You will perform quality assurance control on magnetic resonance equipment. Patients come to Michigan Medicine when they are searching for high-end specialty care. Our physicians and clinicians take groundbreaking research from bench to bedside. If you want to develop and grow, maximize and expand your career experience as an MRI Technologist, there is no better place.

What perks and benefits can you look forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage.
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings.
  • Generous PTO program.
  • Exposure to innovative medical imaging studies and practices.
  • Advancement opportunities into lead roles and specialty imaging departments.
  • State of the art technology.
  • Paid breaks and lunches.

What skills would you master?

  • You will learn to effectively scan with top-of-the-line equipment from GE, Siemens and Phillips.
  • You'll become skilled in interpreting patient histories and physician instructions to ensure proper examination and diagnostic results are produced.
  • You’ll obtain images from adult and pediatric patients, ranging in acuity.
  • Our MRI Technologists are deeply dynamic, flexible and dependable. We work with highly acute patients are prepared to respond appropriately at all times.
  • You’ll perfect critical thinking skills, ingenuity, creativity and integrity.
  • Our Main campus and Children’s and Women’s Hospital are Level 1 Trauma Centers and see a great variety of critical care patients.

What are the qualifications?

  • Graduation from a school of Radiologic Technology.
  • Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (MR).
  • Registration as a Resonance Imaging Technologist (ARMRIT).

Work Hours

  • ​This posting is for a Midnight position that includes an every other weekend rotation of 7pm-7am with a combination of 8 hour (11pm-7am) and 10 hour (9pm-7am) shifts during the weekdays equaling 40 hours.  

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together improve our contribution to society.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Michigan Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLICATION DEADLINE

External Applicants please note that for the first phase of this posting, we will be considering current employees exclusively in an effort to offer advancement opportunities to our tenured employees. You are still able to submit your resume for consideration during this period but our process for external employees will begin 30 days after the posting date.

Responsibilities*

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs Diagnostic Procedures
    • Corroborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, assuring that no contraindication to a safe and/or diagnostic procedure exists and that this information is documented and available for use by a licensed practitioner and HIPAA disclosure.
    • Positions patient using appropriate hearing protection and immobilizing techniques pertinent to an age specific population.
    • Applies principles of MR safety for patient, self and others to provide an MR compatible environment in which to perform diagnostic procedures.
    • Position patients to best demonstrate anatomic area of interest, while respecting patient’s ability, comfort and safety.
    • Selects appropriate imaging coil and operate MR equipment according to the established protocols.
    • Evaluates images for technical quality, assuring proper identification is recorded.
  • Prepares, identifies and/or administers contrast media under the direction of a Radiologist and Department protocol.
  • Provides instruction for patients, students and/or health care professionals.
  • Understands and applies Guest Relation skills.  Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Insures that the scan room and the technologist room is stocked appropriately with the necessary item to conduct and safe MRI exam. (IV supplies, Linens)
  • Stay in constant communication with technologists and lead technologists
    • Snapboard/Face to Face
      • Status of patient
      • Location of patient
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment at all times.

Secondary Duties and Responsivities (When PCTAs are not available)

  • Screen and Change MRI patients (Outpatients, Inpatients, and ER)
  • Prep patients
    • Point of Care (GFR, Pregnancy)
    • Oral Contrast
    •  Pre-Screening x-rays
    •  IV access
  • Transport and assist patients
  • Work with the Lead Technologist to maximize efficient patient throughput
  • Stocking
    • Linen in dressing rooms
    • Blanket warmers
    • IV cart
    • Volumen
  • Perform patient scheduling and reception duties, and assist clerical staff as needed
  • Assist in codes and contrast reactions (Inject Epi pen, as directed)
  • Assist General Anesthesia
  • Review ticket to Ride
  • Assist nursing staff with sedated patients

Required Qualifications*

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push, pull, and lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to be in stationary position (sitting or standing) up to 80% of the time.
  • Ability to administer emergency care including performing CPR.

     Job Requirements

    •          Maintains knowledge of and observes universal precautions.

    •          Maintains current ARRT or AMRIT registration which includes pursuing appropriate continuing education.

    •          Maintain current BCLS certification.

    •          Maintain annual mandatory requirements as determined by the Radiology Quality Assurance Coordinator by completing m-learnings

    •          Maintain IV access skills for contrast administration

Desired Qualifications*

  • Recent hospital-based MRI experience.
  • Interest in continuing education presentations.
  • MRI advanced imaging and research interests.
  • Epic experience

Work Schedule

This posting is for a Midnight position that includes an every other weekend rotation of 7pm - 7am with a combination of 8 hour (11pm - 7am) and 10 hour (9pm - 7am) shifts during the weekedays equaling 40 hours. 

Work Locations

Department of Radiology - MRI Division

University Hospital - Ann Arbor, Mi 48109

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.