Under the direction of an MRI technologist the MRI Assistant is responsible for assisting the technologist in providing appropriate, timely, quality patient care within the scope of service of The Imaging Center. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: room and coil preparation, patient pre-safety screening and when applicable escorting patients to and from MRI, additional duties with which the technologist requires assistance as assigned and associated with the daily operations of the MRI area including a variety of administrative tasks and housekeeping functions such as work area cleaning, telephone communications, computer system data entry, information retrieval, (HIS, RIS, PACS), and infection prevention. Responsible for maintaining proper function of all equipment used while escorting patients (including, but not limited to, oxygen tanks, IV pumps, IV poles, wheelchairs, stretchers, patient beds). This position in responsible for helping maintain the non-ferrous MRI environment. MRI Assistant shall exercise professional behavior and ethics while performing services in a demeanor complimentary to customer service, age specific criteria, safety and medical ethics.
This position is responsible for working directly with patients and assisting radiologists and/or staff physicians while performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations in concordance with Physicians orders. This professionally trained person will be responsible for the operation of MRI scanners, flow rate injectors, patient monitoring systems, and a picture archiving system. This position is responsible for the use of radiographic supplies including gadolinium contrast while providing patient care and patient safety as established by department standards. This position is responsible for performing a variety of basic secretarial, clerical and housekeeping functions such as customer service, examination and work area cleaning, telephone communications, computer system data entry, information retrieval, (HIS, RIS, PACS), and infection control. This position, in addition to superb technical skills, will also require the ability to follow the CRMC service commitments to customers and fellow staff.