Under general supervision, the MRI Technologist I produces and records diagnostic magnetic resonance images as ordered by physicians: Reviewing requisitions and patient histories to identify physicians’ requirements and to organize workload; Scheduling appointments in coordination with office supervisor; Communicating with patients to verify information to explain procedure and to follow protocol as ordered by radiologist; Preparing and positioning patients, and operating equipment to provide medical staff with accurate and timely diagnostic images; Assisting with orientation of radiology technologists in the MRI environment production of magnetic resonance images as assigned. The MRI Technologist I provides information and advice regarding magnetic resonance examinations and equipment: Participating in the collection of quality assurance data; Monitoring equipment in accordance with the departmental program and notifying supervisor of any anomalies in operation or results; Assisting in the development of policies and procedures related to magnetic resonance. The MRI Technologist I performs other related duties as required, such as but not limited to: Assisting with in-service programs for departmental staff; Maintaining examining rooms including cleaning, stocking supplies, etc.; Assisting in the reception and filing duties of the department; Sharing in responsibility for on-call; May be required to provide coverage for other areas within Diagnostic Imaging as their credentials permit. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist I, you will produce and record magnetic resonance images for interpretation by a Radiologist or Cardiologist for the purpose of diagnosis and tracking of disease and pathology. You will produce high quality diagnostic MRI images as ordered by a Physician, prepare and position patients for examination, review patient history, explain procedures, respond to the physical and psychological needs of patients throughout the scanning procedure, and maintain MRI equipment.
Classification: MRI Technologist I
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: NZ QEII HOSP Mob-MRI
Primary Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 01-JUN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
Date Available: 22-JUN-2020
Temporary End Date: 05-OCT-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $37.15
Maximum Salary: $47.75
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of diploma from an accredited Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program required or completion of certificate from an accredited MRI Technologist program plus a diploma from an accredited Program in Medical Radiology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy. Active or eligible for registration with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Registration with Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists. Ability to plan, schedule and complete assignments in coordination with medical staff and in accordance with departmental policies, procedures and priorities. Ability to analyze and evaluate own work, and to implement corrective measures as required. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and staff. Evidence of care and understanding in communications with patients. Evidence of physical ability, coordination and dexterity to operate equipment. The incumbent will be evaluated on the above with respect to the following: Excellence in the performance of technical functions; Evidence of attention to details of the work environment; Evidence of team and individual development.
Previous experience in magnetic resonance imaging an asset. Extensive experience in various specialized diagnostic imaging modalities preferred. Computer training and literacy is preferred. Evidence of ongoing professional development and educational courses preferred. Leadership and human resources education preferred.