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MRI SAFETY COORDINATOR

Company: University of New Mexico Hospital
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Job Description:

Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the MRI Supervisor, research, evaluate and document implants or devices present in potential MRI patient to determine safety for MRI exam performance prior to patient's scheduled appointment date. Determine which MRI scanner is the most appropriate for routine exams and unique patient exams/circumstances where special MRI hardware of software may be required; ensure these patient are scheduled correctly. Contract and coordinate vendor representatives to be present during MRI scanning for patients with implants such as pacemakers or neurologic devices. Assist radiologist with protocoling of scheduled exams for all MRI scanners. Review scheduled exams and radiologist protocols for appropriateness. Reschedule or coordinate rescheduling of exams as appropriate. Evaluate patient history from patient's medical record for contrast allergies and past contrast reactions and communicate with radiologist regarding these patients to ensure patient safety. Provide patient services in a Level I Trauma Center. Perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging by operating 1.5 and 3 Tesla High Field Magnets. The variety and complexity include but are not limited to Neuro, Musculoskeletal, and Body Imaging by following assigned protocols. The delivery of quality service and positive interaction with customers is critical to the completion of all tasks. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include: Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Accountability:

  • PATIENT SAFETY - Research, evaluate and document implants or devices present in potential MRI patients to determine safety for MRI exam performance prior to patient's scheduled appointment date
  • EXAMS - Determine which MRI scanner is the most appropriate for routine exams and unique patient exams/circumstances where special MRI hardware or software may be required; ensure patients are scheduled correctly
  • COORDINATE - Contact and coordinate vendor representatives to be present during MRI scanning for patient with implants such as pacemakers or neurologic devices
  • PROTOCOLING - Assist radiologist with protocoling of scheduled exams for all MRI scanners
  • REVIEW - Review scheduled exams and radiologist protocols for appropriateness
  • SCHEDULING - Reschedule or coordinate rescheduling of exams as appropriate
  • EVALUATE - Evaluate patient history from patient's medical record for contrast allergies and past contract reactions and communicate with radiologist to ensure patient safety
  • PATIENT CARE - Perform MRI imaging as required
  • IMAGING - Assist physician with imaging process; follow Radiology Department protocols
  • EQUIPMENT - Operate imaging equipment, computer and other assistive devices according to department standards
  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may 'not seem right'

    Education Requirements:
  • Associates of Science in Radiologic Technology

    Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directly related experience

    Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Radiography)
  • American Registry of Radiographic Technologist MRI Certification or equivalent Certification
  • NM Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Program Licensure(formerly RTC)
  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS) Certification or obtain within 6 months of date of position

    Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree from a nationally accredited Radiologic Technologist Program

    Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 5 years directly related experience
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

    Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

    Testing Requirements:
  • Obtain UNMH IV verification within 3 months of date of position
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

    Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

Keywords: University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque , MRI SAFETY COORDINATOR, Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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