Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC RADIOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary/hourly variable shift IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - MRI. Under general direction from the Imaging Lead and/or Imaging Supervisor, this individual will perform and analyze comprehensive MRI examinations on patients referred for diagnosis; provide diagnostic observations to attending radiologists and determine additional examination techniques when abnormalities are present; monitor patient vital sign and condition during examinations and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary; review patient medical history present on exam requests and consult with physician as necessary; prepare patient for examination; counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination; obtain patient release to participate in research examinations; provide localization parameters for highly complex neurosurgical procedures; coordinate the administration of sedation to patients when necessary; under the direction of a physician; administer contrast media; maintain adequate computer and/or written records using the Radiology Information System; provide instruction in the theory, techniques, applications, and analysis of diagnostic MRI procedures to physicians, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and student interns; update continuing education, teaching, and research materials; assist with the evaluation on new and prototype MRI coils and related physiological testing equipment; and review and quality control own work and the work of others.
Competitive candidates must have knowledge of magnetic fields and patient safety requirements; exhibit clear and concise communications skills (verbal and written); and have the ability to exercise independent judgment to tailor examinations for acquisition of accurate anatomic and pathophysiologic data relative to patient's clinical presentation.
Prepares patients for examinations, explains the procedure and answers patient's questions. Screens patients for any contraindication to MRI exam.
Reviews patient medical history on exam request, consults physician as necessary to ensure proper exam for each patient.
Prescribes proper scanning parameters for the most common MRI exams with the assistance of documented or computer prescribed protocols. Determines optimal imaging options for most common MRI exams to minimize artifacts and decrease scan time. Post process if needed. Calculate and administer appropriate contrast for exam.
Administers contrast under supervision of Radiologist.
Assures that patients are properly scheduled in Radiology Information System (RIS), and exams are completed with proper billing.
Assures that exam is filmed, archived and sent to PACS properly.
Monitors equipment to ensure a diagnostic exam.
Troubleshoots and repairs basic system malfunctions.
Practices equipment safety policies and procedures.
Restocks rooms of all supplies as needed.
Performs related duties as required.
Desired: Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR 1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.
Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) OR equivalent education/experience. Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.