Intraoperative MRI Technologist - Duke Hospital - Durham - Full Time - 2nd Shift
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 232386
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
***Position eligible for Commitment Bonus & Relocation***
General Description of the Job Class
Under the direction supervision of the MRI Chief Technologist, the intraoperative MRI gatekeeper will ensure all individuals are screened for magnetic objects in their bodies (such as implants, bullets, and sprapnel) and on thei bodies (such as hair pins, zippers, and jewelry) and appropriately cleared prior to enry into the MR environment. Will maintain a list of MR-safe, MR-conditional and/or MR unsafe equipment, inlcuding restrictions for use and have this list available for view in the intraoperative MR suite. Responsible for the coordination of MR safety education, training, and documentation for all iMRI clinicians, staff and vendors.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Monitor and control access to Zone 3 and 4 of the iMRI suite; remain in the control room when those suites are in use, with magnet deployed.
Assist all personnel with safety and pocket checks; uses applicable ferrous detection systemss to scam personnel.
Report, track, and communicate equipment issues and errors; provide documentation and resolution.
Facilitate and coordinate initial and on-going MRI safety training for the iMRI program. Serve as the primary contact and maintain database.
Enforce use of MR-safe and/or MR-conditional equipment in the iMRI suite whenever possible,
Report and coordinate vendor specific maintainence /repairs with iMRI management and ensure vendor trianing, safety, and supervision while working in and around the iMRI environment. Ensure appropriate access control and supervision.
Maintain iMRI patient schedule and coordinates MR Technologist, Radiologist communication and coverage,
May be required to float to another work assignment/area as requested.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work herein,
**DUHS offers career growth and enrichment within Imaging services. There is a clinical ladder program with various steps and opportunities at each hospital within the health system.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Graduate of an ARRT or ARMRIT approved health sciences program in magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography.
Level I must obtain ARRT certification within 12 months of employment.
Level II Minimum of two years' experience as an MRI technologist.
Level III A minimum of 4 years' experience within specialty modality in which they are seeking promotion
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Certification in one of the following required: Radiography (R), Radiation Therapy (T), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N), CNMT, ARDMS, or registry eligible for Magnetic Resonance (MR).
ARRT or ARMRIT registered in Magnetic Resonance (MR) required within 12 months of employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.