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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education


Specific Requirements and Preferences

Graduate of a formal education program accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) or American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) .  

 

  

Minimum Work Experience
2 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 2 years of clinical MR imaging experience in a hospital or out-patient environment. Pediatric Imaging experience preferred.


Required Skills/Knowledge

Demonstrate appropriate patient care, technical, procedural and evaluation skills. Demonstrates proficiency to perform a variety of procedures independently, consistently and effectively. Demonstrates skillful operation of imaging equipment and related components. Demonstrates good judgment when correlating patient history with scanning protocols. Knowledge of pediatric imaging protocols to perform quality clinical and research exams. Possesses adequate knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy. Adequate professional communication skills both oral and written. Familiarity with contrast medications used for MR exams. Some knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Programs.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Registered Radiography Technologist (ARRT)
(R) (MR) (ARRT) certification and registration required.


Functional Accountabilities

Clinical and Research Imaging Procedures
  1. Perform all exams in an efficient manner, with the ability to recognize when to make scan sequence adjustments to enhance images.
  2. Orient new technologists to attain proficiency of pediatric imaging protocols.
  3. Monitor exam orders to identify opportunities to perform exams.
  4. Be part of MR team which prioritize and coordinate patient throughput to ensure all patients are serviced in a timely and quality-oriented fashion.
  5. Review exam schedule to verify orders, protocol and exams are accurately assigned.
  6. Assist Lead MR technologist and MR Manager as needed with day to day operations.
Quality Control
  1. Verify exam requests with patient information(the right exam with the correct patient).
  2. Ensure exam images have the correct patient data.
  3. Follow correct procedures regarding warm-up, phantom scanning and shut-down of equipment; troubleshoot and recognize equipment malfunctions.
  4. Check exam orders and exam charges for accuracy; complete RIS assignments accurately and in a timely manner; verify exams are loaded onto Picture Archival Communication System (PACS).
  5. Acknowledge and respond to performance improvement feedback from Radiology Faculty.
  6. Track and record scanner data to meet American College Radiology (ACR) requirements.
Patient Care
  1. Ensure the cleanliness of scanners and exam rooms; patient exam related items are stocked and prepared in advance to facilitate efficiency.
  2. Greet patients/parents, introduce self and role to patient and treat all patients/families in a kind, courteous and professional manner.
  3. Communicate and explain exam procedures to patients/parents in a clear and concise manner; communicate with patient/parent throughout the exam and visit to MR Department; discharge patient/parent with appropriate follow-up information.
  4. Make every attempt to meet scheduled appointment times and accommodate stat and add-on exam requests.
  5. Report patient/family customer service issues to MR Manager in a timely manner.
  6. Share on-call responsibilities, equally, with all MR Technologists.
Clinic Safety
  1. Adhere to all OSHA regulations, including no eating or drinking in designated patient care areas; adhere to ACR MR Safety guidelines relating to all MR Safety Zones.
  2. Research implant devices to determine MR safety designation; perform implant, ferrous metal and clinical safety checks for every patient.
  3. Ensures Time Outs are conducted for patient, staff and equipment before advancing to Zone Three (3).
  4. Inquire about menstrual status and possibility of pregnancy for female adolescents and teens.
  5. Immediately report scanner or room equipment malfunctions to MR Physicist, scanner Field Engineers and/or CN Engineering Department.
  6. Complete annual MR Safety course and mandatoy annual reviews in CHEX.
Communication
  1. Conduct daily huddles with staff to discuss patient flow and other issues.
  2. Confer with faculty and colleagues when confronted with an unfamiliar problem.
  3. Consistent email review for department and hospital operations updates.
  4. Communicate with colleagues in a collaborative manner to promote a positive work environment.
  5. Immediately report personnel issues to MR Manager and/or radiology on-call administrator to ensure continuous staffing and safe environment.
Professional Development
  1. Maintain Primary R.T.(R) (ARRT) and Post-Primary (MR) Certification
  2. Attend seminars and in-services sponsored by Radiology Department or Children’s National
  3. Provide leadership to the modality with regard to patient care, customer service and new technology
  4. Participate in Quality Assurance Initiatives to enhance MR service
  5. Participate in performance improvement projects.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.