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Under general supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols and operates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in-order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to assigned staff.
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.
- Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Recognizes the need for additional sequences, changes in protocols and the need for paramagnetic contrast studies based on patient pathology, physical condition or sub-optimal image quality.
- Apply MR interventional, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), echo planar, spectroscopy, maximum intensity projection, cine and perfusion/diffusion imaging.
- Enters into computer system specific data such patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified.
- Keys commands to specify scan sequences in computer and adjusts transmitters and receivers, views images of area being scanned on video display screens to ensure image quality.
- Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for professionalism in all interactions with patients and staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.
- Provides training and orientation to new MRI technologists and training of MRI technologists.
- Assists other technologists as needed.
- Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the area of interest.
- Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures, address patient concerns, and, exhibits high degree of tact, courtesy and poise when interacting with patients, staff and visitors.
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente’s Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
- Responsive to the needs of others by exhibiting professional behavior toward health plan members and co-workers.
- Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.
- Utilizes proper body mechanics.
- BLS and certificate in venipuncture.
- Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography).
- Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic Technology.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
- Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California
- Department of Public Health.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience where the last twelve (12) months in radiologic technology, including one (1) year of recent experience in magnetic resonance imaging.
- May substitute one (1) year MRI experience with successful completion of the department’s formal MRI training program.
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Bakersfield, CA, US
Application Deadline: N/A