Oregon Health & Science University

PET/MRI Technologist

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2024-30244
Position Category
Radiology
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department
Diagnostic Imaging
Salary Range
$56.87 - $78.10 per hour (Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity)
FTE
1.00
Schedule
M, T, TH, F
Hours
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM (variable shifts)
HR Mission
Healthcare
Drug Testable
Yes
LinkedIn Job Code
LI-DM2

Department Overview

OHSU is proud to be designated a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Just 9 percent of U.S. healthcare organizations hold this designation. We pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades but also pushing a multifaceted mission that strives for excellence within the OHSU Culture.

 

OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b, 401a and 457b)
  • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off 
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated by FTE status) 
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Childcare service discounts
  • Growth/Development Opportunities

We want you, apply and work with us today! https://www.ohsu.edu/

 

The PET/MRI Technologist performs a comprehensive range of PET, MRI and Nuclear Medicine procedures. The PET/MRI Technologist performs PET/MRI, MRI only and Nuclear Medicine examinations, which may be clinical or research in nature, following protocols under the direct or indirect supervision of the Clinical Manager, Radiologists, Residents, Clinical Providers, or Research Providers. The PET/MRI Technologist promotes OHSU’s mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service. This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. The PET/MR Technologist will work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.

Function/Duties of Position

Imaging (PET, MRI, Nuclear Medicine):

  • Prepares various isotopes for patient administration.
  • Utilizes applications of PET/MRI (Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to optimize each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
  • Assists the physician in specialized procedures.
  • Provides quality imaging applications, using optimal skills and knowledge of equipment.
  • Evaluates normal/abnormal anatomy and any related abnormalities or artifacts for presentation to Radiologist using knowledge and principals of Nuclear Medicine, PET and MRI physics.
  • Recognizes and reports significant situations relating to patient care.
  • Participates in research protocols under the supervision of providers and manager.
  • Performs general nuclear medicine procedures in accordance with operational need.
  • Performs quality diagnostic studies with accuracy and efficiency. Positions patients for MRI, PET and Nuclear Medicine examinations with a high regard for their safety, care, and comfort.
  • Prescreens patients and all related personnel in regards to MRI compatibility standards for safe entry into the static magnetic field. If there is any question regarding MRI compatibility, the MRSO or Radiologist shall be consulted.
  • Understand the differences in Implant Compatibility between field strengths.
  • Understands MR physics with the ability to implement change in imaging parameters on a case-by-case basis to maximize imaging quality. Understands normal anatomical cross-sectional images. Must be able to decide on the completeness and quality of the patient’s studies when working independently of a Radiologist.
  • Prepares and instructs patients for diagnostic study using age-appropriate communication skills.
  • Obtains protocol for each patient as required for each study.
  • Optimizes each image during the examination to obtain the highest quality study with the least discomfort to the patient.
  • Must be able to perform all ranges of exams after completion of technical competencies.
  • Demonstrates competent knowledge and skills in the use of all MRI, PET and Nuclear Medicine scanners and peripheral equipment within the department.
  • Continues to stay current in regards to new MRI, PET and Nuclear Medicine technology, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Knowledge of compatibility and safety of equipment used for patient care inside the scan suite. (O2, monitoring, wheelchairs, stretchers and IV stands).
  • Performs daily and weekly MRI, PET, Nuclear Medicine and Hot Lab QC and be able to assess results.
  • Participates in clinical research studies.

Personal & Patient Care and Safety:

  • Provides for personal and patient care and safety using professional judgment in accordance with written standards to avoid injury to self and others.
  • Responsible to adhere to all established National Patient Safety Goals, and report errors or unsafe conditions to manager and the OHSU Event Reporting (Patient Safety Intelligence).
  • Follows universal precautions for blood and body fluids, protecting patients and staff.
  • Works in a safe manner by maintaining a clean work environment. Reports injuries to manager.
  • Starts I.V.’s on patients and injects contrast material and/or radiopharmaceuticals. Proper use of sterile technique, supplies and proper labeling technique. Uses prescribed dosage of contrast and/or radiopharmaceuticals.
  • Maintains MRI Safety and Screening compliance per OHSU policy
  • Screen patients and ancillary staff for appropriate and safe access to the MRI suite safety zone.
  • Positions the patient to prevent injury by touching the bore of the magnet, skin to skin contact, and proper use of imaging coils.
  • Explains the procedure to the patient to assure clear answers to their questions and concerns to allay any anxiety and assure patient confidence.

Effective use of resources:

  • Assists in scheduling examinations and assists the PAS/PASR in planning work schedules.
  • Assists with moving or transporting patients if needed.
  • Participates in teaching appropriate technical and clinical skills to radiology residents and radiologic technologist students.
  • Demonstrates Nuclear Medicine techniques and principles to assist students and residents in performing exams; performs routine cleaning of equipment and maintains a clean work area.
  • Performs all regulatory tasks as required by state and federal regulations.
  • Keeps equipment and work areas neat and clean.
  • Maintains adequate par levels of all supplies.

Professional Behavior:

  • Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient, and co-worker respect and confidence.
  • Demonstrates flexibility with workload with a positive and supportive attitude, and handles stressful situations in ways that promote positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to accommodate unit workload.
  • Takes personal initiative to maintain current in education (journals, books, in services seminars, etc.) in all areas assigned.

Documentation:

  • Verifies complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
  • Verifies orders in electronic medical record, Responsible for correctly identifying patients by complying with Imaging dept. Patient Identification Policy.
  • Labels images completely with patient demographics, position or other required documentation.
  • Follows through with all aspects of scanning duties in order to provide efficient and timely completion of examinations with correct data entry, following radiologist protocol, utilizing correct scanner protocol, begin and complete exams with correct billing and verification that images are in PACS.

Be familiar with and comply with OHSU and Diagnostic Imaging department policies and procedures. Practices professional communications, appearance, conduct, punctuality, attendance and attitude that leads to physician, patient, and co-worker respect and confidence.

 

Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved Nuclear Medicine program.

  • ARRT/ARMIT Approved Training MRI Program.

  • 1 year hospital experience in either Nuclear Medicine including PET/CT and/or MRI.

  • Must have good judgment, decision-making, and communication skills.

  • Must have and maintain knowledge in the understanding of cross-sectional anatomy.

  • Must have the ability to make independent decisions regarding patient care and the completeness and appropriateness of exams ordered.

  • Must have general computer skills and experience.

  • Must be ARRT (N) and/or NMTCB, and ARRT (MRI) or ARMRIT registered

  • Must be registry eligible upon hire, and successfully obtain credentials listed above within 6 months of hire.

  • Licensed by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging.

  • Must have current approved CPR card.

  • Compliance with Code of Conduct, Respect in the workplace and Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department or OHSU as a whole
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented or demonstrated technical competencies that include at least 6 months of full time clinical experience in MRI.
  • MRI and/or PET/MRI experience preferred
  • Experience working in a Level I / II Trauma Center, or equivalent experience.
  • Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer (MRSO) credential
  • Radiation Safety (RS) credential

Additional Details

Pay Range: $56.87 - $78.10 per hour (Commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity)

  • This is a fulltime position. Employee may be required to work overtime. This position is eligible for medical and other benefits. This position works in a busy environment with frequent interruptions, multiple demands and continuous interaction with patients and other medical professionals. It requires being exposed to chemical solutions, and human tissue/fluids.
  • Ability to speak clearly, demonstrate patience and understanding of patients' needs. Must be able to deal with competing needs and priorities of patients and internal customers. Use of personal computers, copiers, phones, and fax machine. Must have ability to stand, lift, and move patients. Must be free of implants or MRI unsafe condisitions that would exclude the employee from working in a strong magnetic field environment, i.e. Insulin pumps, pacemakers, spinal cord stimulators, metal particles in eyes, etc.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

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