Overview Under the direction of The Administrative Director and Technical Manager/Supervisors, the MRI Tech provides a variety of imaging studies in the MRI Dept. Applies principles of Magnetic Precaution, Radiation Protection and the ALARA principle.
About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming LivesResponsibilities Coordinates the MRI scanning examinations to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.Maintains area in a clean orderly condition. Disinfects after each patient, if neededFamiliar with types of implant materials to determine if safe in magnetic field. Is responsible for inventory and control of specific MRI supply items in work area; Uses supplies cost effectivelyWorks with the radiologist in establishing protocols for MRI to ensure maximum quality of imagesReviews with each patient history of previous surgeries for possible implants, or metal in body, i.e. foreign bodies in eyes, etc. Established a Safe zone from the Magnet for staff and family.Ensures date of surgery is longer than six weeks prior to exam.Performs procedures according to departmental protocol as established by Radiologist(s); understands procedure preparation for MRI.Introduces self to patient and patient’s family if appropriate; communicates with the patient, explains the procedure(s), alleviates anxiety.Interviews the patient to obtain patient’s medical history or important information regarding the nature of the exam being performed; documents that information appropriately Qualifications
Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology with advanced certification in MRI.
1 year of experience in a hospital MRI dept.
AHA BLS or equivalent