Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake – Radiology has an outstanding opportunity for a day shift, PER DIEM/hourly, for 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.
Scheduling for this location will be Monday-Friday only, with no weekends and no holidays.
WHAT WILL YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE?
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.
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.
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.
Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
A Higher Degree of Healthcare
Complete radiology and imaging services using the latest technology
Radiology Services at UWMC-Montlake?is the premier choice for imaging in the Pacific Northwest. Our combination of expertise, service and commitment to providing the latest imaging technology offers comprehensive diagnostic support for the patient and their family.
From basic screening tests to cutting-edge procedures, our state-of-the art equipment, skilled technologists and diverse, world-class academic radiologists deliver timely, accurate results.
All of UW Medicine’s radiologists are board-certified and specialize in a variety of areas such as neuroradiology, body radiology, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal radiology, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography and chest radiology. Imaging findings are integrated with all clinical data to generate comprehensive and actionable patient assessments.