RADIOLOGY EDUCATOR AND LEAD CT/MRI

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2021-5556
Category
RADIOLOGY
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

 

 

 

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Assist non-licensed radiology staff within the consortium with learning aspects of radiology positioning, technique controls, systems software, and quality improvement of images obtained.

Responsibilities:

Educator

Assist non-radiological licensed staff within the consortium with their abilities to perform radiological exams.  These staff will learn how to position patients for basic exams, learn what technique factors are appropriate (MA and KVP), and what would be acceptable for interpretation. 

Staff will learn protocols for performing basic radiology procedures, both hands on and via remote camera system (teleradiology assistance) and provide support for those staff while they are completing competencies. 

Educator will travel to various destinations within the SEARHC consortium after the initial 40-hour didactic course is completed with the state of Alaska and continue the education process of these staff with hands on training in positioning patients for exams, what is the best possible technique for obtaining optimum radiographic images, and how to perform their QA on images before sending for interpretation. 

This education will consist of one week at the most viable site in the consortium (may not be same site where student works).  During the training time students will be given ‘Bontrager’s textbook of Radiographic positioning and Related Anatomy’.  This will help guide them on the various positions of patient and equipment manipulation. 

 

Lead CT & MRI Technologist

Perform radiographic exams, including Computed Tomography (CT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), radiography, and fluoroscopy, works independently in performing these modalities. Collaborate with radiologists, providers, and other technologists to improve patient care. Provides call services on a rotational basis. Apply previous computer experience to new applications for imaging and record keeping. May be required to travel to provide services at clinics throughout the Consortium. Understand that inadequate communication with the patient, provider, and radiologist can adversely affect patient health. Creatively works with other SEARHC staff to solve problems.

 

CT/MRI

  • Performs diagnostic CT and MRI exams of human anatomy. Places IVs for contrast injections. Follows protocols set by the radiologist. Performs or designates daily QA/QC on CT and MRI equipment. Receives patient, explains procedure, and creates a safe environment for the patient through good communication skills. Accurately inputs pertinent medical information into EHR, RIS/PACS, and other systems as necessary. Is very familiar with power injectors and MRI safety and its appropriate application. Understands various types of contrast media and their use.
  • Radiography. Performs diagnostic x-ray examinations of human anatomy. Follows standard positions and protocols, and views prescribed by SEARHC radiologists. Assists radiologist with fluoroscopic procedures. Performs bone density tests. Receives patients, explains procedures and utilizes standardized techniques, settings, and positions to accomplish acceptable results.
  • Office Duties. Performs office jobs including, but not limited to: answering phones, scheduling patients’ exams, printing reports, retrieving charts, researching problems, ordering supplies and helping radiologists and providers.
  • Responsible for QA and QC for SEARHC imaging modalities. Documents: patient exposure time to radiation (fluoroscopy), amount of contrast administered, exam performed and other information as required by the Joint Commission and American College of Radiology (ACR) recommendations.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Graduation from an accredited Radiography School

Experience

  • 2 years’ experience Radiography in a hospital setting
  • 1 year experience CT/MRI in a hospital setting

Certifications

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) certified
  • CT certification required, MRI certification preferred
  • Must complete annual educational requirements for licenses/certifications in areas where you function, i.e, fluoroscopy education, CT dose, MRI safety.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge

  • Extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology used in standard radiographic, CT, MRI and fluoroscopic exams.
  • Extensive knowledge of radiation physics and protection (ALARA).
  • Extensive understanding and knowledge of CT (computed tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
  • Considerable knowledge of digitized imaging and multiple computer systems.
  • BLS Certification, within 6 months of hire and biannually thereafter.

Skills

  • Skilled at independently performing radiographic, CT, MRI and fluoroscopic exams.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Skilled in organizing and cleaning work areas and maintaining equipment in serviceable condition.

Abilities

  • Able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with radiologists, providers, patients, computer technologists, and SEARHC staff.
  • Able to perform multiple tasks in a small department.
  • Able to learn new imaging exams as required by radiologists or providers.

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