UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA, USA
ResponsibilitiesUnder direct supervision of the Director,
MRI Operations and Medical Director, MRI and on a continuing and assigned
basis, you will performs the most complex MR imaging procedures at least 90% of
the time and may be assigned post processing responsibilities.
Complex imaging procedures can be identified by the presence of
five of the six following characteristics;
a physician’s presence is required, complex equipment is used (MRI
scanners and accessories, MR safe power injectors, MR safe patient monitoring
devices, MR safe drug infusion systems, 3D workstations for post processing of
scan data), a surgical or interventional procedure is involved, there is a vascular injection of paramagnetic contrast media,
series of slices is taken to produce diagnostic images of the human anatomy and
vascular following prescribed protocols and procedures.
Demonstrate an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and medical terminology.
Maintain a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning and image acquisition/formation.
Maintain knowledge about magnetic field safety and properly screen all patients and visitors prior to admittance into the MR magnet room.
Prepare and administer paramagnetic contrast media in accordance with department, hospital, policy and state and federal regulations, maintains accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed ensure accurate processing of Radiology requisitions/orders in the CareConnect/IDX/Radiology Information Systems and exercises strict patient confidentiality.
Perform accurate image archival via appropriate local archival media and perform accurate verification and archival of complete MR exams on the GE PACS Centricity workstations.
Operate various post processing/3D workstations.
Primary liaison between patients, radiologists and other members of the support team.
Use professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing all duties, and render first aid as needed until further assistance can be obtained to maintain the patient’s health.
Responsible for optimal patient care and patient safety, public education and enhanced knowledge and technical competence.
Float/flex between various scanning locations staffed by the UCLA Health System, adhere to the on-call, holiday, weekend and weekly work schedules as prepared by the Lead Technologist or Director and participate in rotating shifts as required.
You may be assigned Alternate Lead responsibilities in the absence
of the MR Director and/or Lead MR Technologist. You must follow
departmental and hospital policies and procedures, comply with Medical Center
health and infection control policies, initiate proper requests for required
maintenance or repair of equipment, inspect all devices for damage and ensure
they are operating within accepted parameters.
You must maintain current CRT, ARRT, R, MR and CPR
QualificationsExcellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds in order to obtain necessary information accurately and explain clinical procedures and practices
Skill in reading documents written in standard English, including (but not limited to) requisitions, medical documents, policy and procedure manuals, technical procedure manuals, operator manuals, equipment manuals and other written instructions.
Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, with the ability to distinguish between types of medical procedures and diagnoses
Knowledge of human anatomy and pathology.
Understands the requirement of EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act).
Ability to identify and recognize contraindications for exams (Radiology Only)
Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice.
Ability to rotate to Santa Monica Hospital MR Section and Santa Monica Outpatient MR Section as needed.
Basic typing skills to input various data into RIS and HIS information systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical billing (IDX codes) to ensure appropriate accounting and reimbursement of services rendered.
Knowledge of cross-platform computers, application and peripherals, as well as general office equipment. Ability to adapt to advancements and changing technologies
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.