Radiographer/MR Technologist

Job Number 66419
Posted 12/18/2019
Account Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center
Department EMMC MRI
Location |ME| EMMC Healthcare Mall - Union St. - EMMC, ME 04401
Schedule Pool/Per Diem
Shift Day/Evening
Hours 0700-2000
Job Details
POSITION SUMMARY: The Radiographer/MRI Technologist is responsible for coordinating the patient flow to obtain requested imaging studies in a fast paced environment. This is achieved through order verification, Quality Assurance of the imaging equipment, proper patient identification and obtaining appropriate imaging following approved policies and protocols. This is to include proper patient preparation and education which may begin prior to the patient arrival. The technologist may be involved in part of a procedural team. The technologist will treat patients of all age groups which includes infancy, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics. The technologist must be knowledgeable of age specific protocols. The technologist must be flexible to cover a variety of shifts with weekend, holiday and non-restricted call duties required as needed. Technologist will be expected to work at EMMC Healthcare Mall and on the EMMC Main Campus.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Must be a graduate of an accredited Radiography program, certified by the ARRT and hold a valid Maine License

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Current Maine License with a minimum of 1 year experience in the clinical environment. Must become MRI certified within 2 years of hire. Must be able to hear and verbally communicate with patients, family members, physicians, healthcare professionals, department staff, students, etc. Must maintain current certification(s) and licensure through continuing education. Must obtain IV certification and operate the pressure injector.

PREFERED EXPERIENCE: MRI certification. IV certification - excellent skill appreciated.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess the degree of total body strength and flexibility necessary to move equipment and assist patients with personal hygiene and mobility. Must assist those patients with limited mobility or those requiring total care. Must be able to reach items on the floor, stretch to reach overhead equipment to a height of 5 feet above ground level, and reach across a stretcher to a distance of 25 inches. Must be able to lift a minimum of 45 lbs. to a height 3 feet above ground level. Must be able to stand and walk 95% of the shift. Must possess dexterity to manipulate large/small objects, use a computer keyboard, push/turn various size knobs on equipment, and use writing implements. Must be able to move within narrow, confined areas, etc. Must possess hearing and visual acuity necessary to observe the patient, accurately prepare imaging contrast as appropriate and draw patient doses. Must be able to discern information from electronic monitors, patient charts, BW and color monitors, computers, calculators, electronic controls, emergency equipment, patient charts/forms, printed documents, patient ID bands, and equipment manuals. Must be able to work with ionizing radiation and wear a lead apron weighing 10 lbs for up to 4 hours at a time. Regular attendance is required.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Must work with video display terminals for up to 80% of an assigned shift. Will work with hazardous materials and equipment. May be exposed to patients with communicable diseases, purulent discharges, and excretions.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.