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Cardiac MRI Technologist II - FT/Evenings

Company: Houston Methodist Hospital
Location: Stafford
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

At Houston Methodist, the Cardiac MRI (CMRI) Technologist II position is an experienced cardiac MRI technologist who completes a variety of routine to complex diagnostic cardiovascular procedures to include Cardiovascular MRI exams of high difficulty. A member of the direct patient care team, this position is fully competent in all aspects of CMRI exams and serves as a mentor to CMRI Technologist I's and students by utilizing skills and knowledge to help train and educate others. The CMRI Technologist II position works independently exercising sound judgment and executing above average clinical skills on challenging diagnostic procedures and patient care situations. This position may actively engage in research projects and activities and provides direct assistance to physicians with all diagnostic/special procedures. The CMRI Technologist II position delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to CMRI exam standards and guidelines established by regulatory agencies to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service.

  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one another to achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members of the patient care team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information and data in a comprehensive manner.
    • Guides and mentors Fellows/observers, CMRI Technologist I's and students to help build confidence in skills, knowledge and abilities.
      • Performs diagnostic cardiovascular procedures to include CMRI exams. Cardiac MRI creates both still and moving pictures of the heart and major blood vessels.
        • Performs a variety of high quality clinical and research Cardiac MRI exams, differentiating protocols and sequences as needed for each exam.
          • Ensures proper review of patient medical information, independently performs high quality diagnostic studies according to specified protocols for routine, specialty and research studies while teaching, providing care to and appropriately monitoring each patient. Performs post processing and enters data into report documentations.
            • Provides direct assistance to physicians during clinical and research procedures, including assisting with sterile technique.
              • Follows imaging and MRI safety standards and conducts all imaging procedures accordingly. Properly utilizes patient protective gear and immobilization during diagnostic procedures.
                • Maintains proper sterile techniques for procedures, regularly practices aseptic techniques, and ensures compliance with infection control procedures. Complies with job, departmental and hospital safety standards, practices and policies.
                  • Identifies opportunities for corrective action and process improvement providing recommendations and contributes to meeting departmental and hospital targets for quality and safety. Reports -near misses - and inputs errors promptly into documentation system to improve processes and identify trends.
                    • Ensures all imaging equipment has had QC performed as required and is in safe working order prior to use. Reports any malfunctions to management and regularly practices preventive maintenance procedures; calls for service if needed.
                      • Provides accurate and complete documentation of patient procedures. Enters charges at the time service is delivered and ensures correct charges are entered for the procedure performed
                        • Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks.
                          • Participates in departmental projects and shared governance activities. Assumes ownership of one or more research projects as assigned.
                            • Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus on continual development as a technologist.
                              • Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging students and co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. Takes the lead in teaching/training others.
                                This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
                                • Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below
                                  WORK EXPERIENCE
                                  • Three years MRI experience with one year specifically in cardiovascular imaging; may consider HM CMRI Technologist with two years imaging experience of which one year as CMRI with HM
                                    LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS - REQUIRED
                                    • RDMS - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) or
                                    • RDCS - Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographerr (ARDMS) or
                                    • CCI - Cardiovascular Credentialing International, Certified (CCI) or
                                    • CNMT - Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMTCB) -- If certification held thru NMTCB or ARRT, registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC) or
                                    • ARRT - American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -- If certification held thru NMTCB or ARRT, registration as a Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT-GC) and
                                    • ARRT-MR - Radiologic Technologist - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARRT) or
                                    • ARMRIT - Registered Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist or
                                    • CMRT - Certified Medical Radiologic Technologist - State Licensure and
                                    • BLS - Basic Life Support (AHA)
                                      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
                                      • Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills and competency assessments
                                        • Ability to work independently; capable of handling challenging / difficult diagnostic procedures and patient care situations; demonstrates sound judgment and executes above average clinical skills
                                          • Possesses advance computer knowledge, in order to operate multiple systems, which includes, Hospital Information Systems, Office software, Reporting/processing systems to maintain patient and exam documentations
                                            • Exhibits strong interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers. Must possess a positive attitude with the self-motivation to work efficiently and effectively with peers
                                              • Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including, organizing work flow and actively participating in problem-solving
                                                • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
                                                  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
                                                    • Possesses a strong understanding of the cardiovascular system, understanding advance knowledge in anatomy/physiology and pathologies associated
                                                      • Ability to correctly recognize pathologies seen in scans and communicate with CMRI Fellow and/or Attending
                                                        • Demonstrates advance knowledge of cardiac rhythms (i.e. sinus, atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, bigeminy -etc.) and knowing what modifications to sequences are needed, in order to provide the physician with proper images
                                                          • Ability to scan on different software platforms in order to perform/establish research protocols
                                                            • Ability to independently post process and establish measurements needed for physician's readings
                                                              • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or securitySUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
                                                                WORK ATTIRE
                                                                • Uniform No
                                                                • Scrubs Yes
                                                                • Business professional No
                                                                • Other (department approved) NoON-CALL*
                                                                  *Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. DIsaster, Severe Weather Events, etc) regardless of selection below.
                                                                  • On Call* YesTRAVEL**
                                                                    **Travel specifications may vary by department**
                                                                    • May require travel within the Houston Metropolitan area Yes
                                                                    • May require travel outside Houston Metropolitan area NoCompany Profile:Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. In 2022, U.S. News & World Report named Houston Methodist Hospital to its prestigious Honor Roll for the sixth time. Also, in this year's rankings, Houston Methodist Hospital was named the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the 11th year in a row. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 946 operating beds, 85 operating rooms and nearly 8,500 employees, Houston Methodist Hospital offers complete care for patients from around the world.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston , Cardiac MRI Technologist II - FT/Evenings, Healthcare , Stafford, Texas

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