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MRI Technologist
Washington Radiology Associates

Washington DC, DC
Full Time
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Job Description
Performs imaging procedures to assist in the diagnosis of disease and injuries and supports general operation of the office.DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSPerform magnetic resonance imaging procedures as prescribed by a physician. Instruct patients as to the proper physiological requirements for the procedure.Ascertain whether there are any contradictions to the patient entering a magnetic field (i.e., staples, pacemaker, magnetic prosthesis, etc.).Ascertain area of injury of patients symptoms to assist the physician in reporting the proper diagnosis.Prepare patient for exam, explain procedure, position patient for exam, administer contrast, and assist patient at the end of the procedure.Assure all necessary consent forms are signed prior to performing examinations.Correctly process all pertinent exam related information including charge slips and/or direct computer entry as directed.Maintain a clean, safe, orderly work area and observe OSHA requirements at all times.Be able to recognize reactions to contrast media and be ready to intervene when necessary by administering CPR.Be thoroughly knowledgeable of and comply with the policies and procedures of the Corporation.Report any equipment and maintenance problems to the appropriate persons regarding equipment operation, malfunctions etc.Reduce radiation exposure hazards to a minimum to the patient, staff and self by understanding and utilizing proper technical factors, collimation, and shielding without jeopardizing the diagnostic study.Promote a team approach and a positive image of WRA to everyone with whom contact is made.Maintain confidentiality when dealing with patient information and Corporate business.OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESPrepare and administer gadolinium to patients.Be familiar with the operation of the clerical and reception areas of the office and assist when needed, including the management of patient records and files.Actively participate in the quality assurance monitoring and recording efforts of the office.Perform preventative/corrective maintenance as directed, and document appropriately.Take initiative for professional advancement through personal assessment of strengths and weaknesses and develop action plan with supervisors to improve skills.May be assigned to perform or assist with the performance of general radiographic procedures, ultrasound, C.T., mammography and other medical procedures as directed and qualified.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Certifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent and completion of a training program in imaging technology from an accredited school;Must be registered in MR within one year of employment;Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists;Must become certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation within 90 days of employment and renew certification annually;All technologists working in the Maryland and Virginia offices must be licensed by the state;Be able to lift and move patients as required.

Company Overview
Washington Radiology has been serving the DC metropolitan area and advancing the practice of radiology and diagnostic medicine around the globe for over 60 years. Through our dedication to providing an exceptional experience, exceptionally accurate results and Peace of Mind for everyone, we have become a leader in Mammography and Imaging services and a trusted service provider among our patients and referring physicians. Washington Radiology is a part of Solis, headquartered in Addison, Texas, a national network of 38 breast imaging centers serving six major markets. In the DC area, we have 6 state-of-the art multi-modality centers including a staff of more than 150 team members and 28 board certified radiologists. For more information, visit www.WashingtonRadiology.com.We offer rewarding career opportunities and a comprehensive benefit package for full time team members. Full time is considered 28 hours per week, rather than the standard of 30 hours per week. Details available on our Careers page.

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