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MRI Lead Technologist

Company: Banner Health
Location: Sun City
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Sun City, Arizona Department Name: MRI-Hosp Work Shift: Day Job Category:Clinical Care Additional Job Description Up To $10,000 Sign-on incentive offered with 12 months experience; requires a 1 year commitment Phoenix is Arizona's major city and the fifth most populated city in the United States. It includes the posh resorts and green golf courses of Scottsdale, Tempe's lively college-town vibes, arts-friendly Mesa and pro-sports hub Glendale. We are located in the growing northwest area of the valley in Sun City near, Surprise, Glendale, Verrado and Goodyear. Specific job details: In this lead MR role, there would be a focus on MR safety oversight and sharing of high level technical information with other MR staff membersYou will lead and mentor technologist team members in providing superior patient care; comfort, safety and confidentialityOperation of MRI Scanners: responsible for patient safety, the performance of high quality Scans, performing and remaining current on MRI protocolsCommunicate and work with house leadership, emergency department and nursing floors to prioritize workflow/throughput.Oversee the vetting of implants while working with MRSO and MRMD to assure patient safety.Work with chief radiologist, section chiefs, manager and MRSO on protocol standardization.Ensure that the department is kept ready for Joint Commission review and ACR standards.Ordering supplies, inventory, cleaning equipment, and scan room preparation.Troubleshooting equipment issues and reporting them to the relevant department when necessaryUtilize ancillary tools and equipment appropriately: PACS and other software systemsImage Post Processing: responsible for post processing images including transfer of images to PACS, ensuring all post processing steps are completeOther duties as needed. Leadership: Team player with strong communication skills. Ability to build team unity and work with others to produce a positive, caring environment. Proven ability and interest in training new technologists in all facets of the role including patient safety, room preparation, image acquisition, time management and post processing. About the Unit: Banner is a great place to work, we are invested in compassionate patient care. We offer an environment that supports teamwork, collaboration, growth opportunities, and work life balance. Building strong relationships is at the core of all we do. Schedule: Schedule: 3 days a week Thursday & Friday 7A-730P, Saturday 7A-530P. There is call & Holiday coverage rotations. Call requirements usually consist of 2 holidays (1 major holiday and 1 minor holiday per year that rotates based on Banner's 6 recognized holidays). Call pay rate is standard at 5 dollars an hour with double time for call back. Since 1970, Banner Boswell Medical Center has provided exceptional care to the people in the northwest area of metropolitan Phoenix. Today, our 501-bed acute-care hospital is recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals and offers a full range of acute care services, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurology, surgery, rehabilitation, emergency, stroke, intensive care, pulmonary, urology, wound management and sleep disorders. We've earned the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for Primary Stroke Centers. We're also in the nation's top five percent for preventing mortality and complications. POSITION SUMMARYThis position facilitates services and provides clinical support within the department. Performs prescribed procedures as directed by following department/facility policies, procedures and protocols. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to organize and provide care appropriate to patient population.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Provides or facilitates patient care for patient populations and serves as a resource to staff for clinical support. Assumes responsibility for direct patient care when necessary. Promotes interdisciplinary patient care planning and patient education.2. Demonstrates leadership qualities in support of department needs and collaborates with various departments, outside vendors, and other departments to assure adequate resources and the proper coordination of safe, efficient patient care management.3. Serves as resource to patients, families, providers and staff in providing care by facilitating patient flow. Assists in the interpretation of department/facility/system policies within the clinical setting. Responsible for providing safe and cost effective care while considering patient satisfaction and customer service.4. Participates in staff development, orientation, education and evaluation of clinical competencies. Mentors staff to increase clinical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. May participate in employee performance assessments.5. Supports change and assists in the development, interpretation, implementation and evaluation of the process improvement and quality management activities of the department/system. May serve as QA and clinical educator. May coordinate and assist in development of QI/QC projects.6. Monitors staff usage and ensures staffing meets patient needs in a fiscally responsible manner.7. Accountable for the ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities related to imaging practice. This includes maintaining confidentiality of all work information. Adheres to safety policies.8. Assures the efficient operation of workflow of the department. Performs prescribed procedures in accordance with established departmental/facility policies and procedures.9. This position functions within the Imaging department of the assigned facility. Participates on committees as assigned. Internal customers: All levels of medical imaging and nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: regulatory and health agencies, patients and family members.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSCertificate or diploma from an approved/accredited Radiologic Technology program or equivalent program for other modalities (MRI, Nuclear Medicine, CAT Scan, Mammography, Diagnostic imaging).Requires national certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or modality qualified licensure (NMTCB, ARDMS, ARMRIT). Licensure by state regulatory agency required, if applicable. Advance certification by accrediting body in specialty required (MRI, Nuclear Medicine, CAT Scan, Mammography), if applicable. BLS certification required. Depending on certification and modality(ies) coordinating, may be assigned to a single modality or Multi-Modality Medical Imaging Coordinator role (Ultrasound Coordinator, MRI Coordinator, Mult Mod Med Img Coord, etc.)This position requires clinical knowledge typically achieved with 3+ years of experience. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, human relations skills, analyze data and solve problems.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Health care related Bachelors degree and prior supervisory experience preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization supports a drug-free work environment. Privacy Policy

Keywords: Banner Health, Sun City , MRI Lead Technologist, Other , Sun City, Arizona

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