Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist - League City Campus MRI (weekends 3x12)

UTMB HEALTH   League City, TX   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on April 18, 2022
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The University of Texas Medical Branch opened in 1891 as the nation’s first public medical school and hospital under unified leadership—already a pioneer. What began as one hospital and medical school building in Galveston is now a major academic health sciences center of global influence; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system with hospitals on four campuses and a network of clinics. Our League City Campus located at 2240 Gulf Fwy S, League City, TX is a community hospital and part of the UTMB system.

The League City Imaging department has a 3.0T Siemens Verio scanner, a 1.5T GE Signa HDxt scanner and is currently installing a permanent mobile GE Voyager 1.5T MRI with Air Coil Technology. The service is 90% outpatients and 10% inpatients. Aside from routine MR procedures, technologists also perform breast diagnostic, MR breast interventional cases, prostate imaging and NASA research.

The team dynamic at League City Imaging is very much family oriented. The team works extremely well together, believes in promoting from within and providing each technologist an opportunity to grow. 

Some of the benefits of working for UTMB Health include:

The Teachers Retirement Plan begins your first day of eligible FT or PT employment. The employee contribution rate is 7.7% pretax, and you will be vested at 5 years. Also, Veterans are eligible to buy credit for military service.  When you meet the requirements for retirement, you may apply to receive a monthly annuity calculated according to state law. TRS retirement plan benefits may include monthly service retirement annuity payment for the life of the retiree depending on your eligibility: 

MyPTO Program – As a new full-time employee you will accrue 22 days per year in addition to an extended illness bank and official holidays.

Health Insurance effective on day 1, with premiums 100% paid for full-time employees.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide patient care and technical skills in the operation of magnetic resonance imaging equipment (MRI) to produce cross-sectional images  of patient's body for diagnostic purposes by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Practices proper entries and records in PACS, Epic, and Radiology Information System. Prepares patient for MRI procedure by accurately assessing the patient’s needs by reviewing MRI safety sheet to ensure patient safety by providing education on the procedure and how to call for assistance if needed.
  • Accurately enters data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry into aperture of magnetic resonance imaging equipment (head or feet first), into computer.
  • Operates magnetic resonance imaging scanners for data acquisition, reconstruction of images, and documentation of images and performs quality control measures for the purpose of ensuring optimal quality images
  • Demonstrates proper IV skills required for contrast injections on all ages.
  • Uses power injector properly to ensure safe injection of contrast.
  • Performs Point of Care testing accurately as required by Contrast Media guidelines (ie. creatinine)
  • Reviews images of area being scanned on video display screen to ensure quality of pictures and keys in data on keyboard of camera to photograph images. Ensuring all sequences are performed per protocol for interpretation by radiologist.
  • Practices accurate and timely completion of scheduled and unscheduled work to maximize productivity and to ensure all components of the exam is billed appropriately by inputting additional charges that may have occurred.
  • Participates in research projects.
  • Instructs students on clinical MRI skills.
  • Applies the profession’s code of ethics in all aspects of practice.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

Associates degree or radiologic graduate of an accredited radiologic health science program. ARRTR or ARMRIT registered, and one (1) year of MRI experience or graduate from a MRI training program with minimum of 500 clinical hours of MRI training. 

 

Work Schedule

Days, including weekends, with three 12-hour shifts and rotating call every 4 weeks.

The salary range for this position is from $57,760 to $86,640, commensurate with experience.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

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