Mount Auburn Hospital - Cambridge, MA
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Performs MR exams of head, chest abdomen, extremities, or any
MR exam procedure ordered by the radiologist.
a. Competent in the use of MR scan computers, consoles, laser
cameras, Medrad Injector, and any patient monitoring devices.
b. Follows department protocols when performing MR exams or
duties related to MR scanning.
c. Accurately follows directives given by the supervising
d. Administers oral and intravenous contrast material.
e. Starts and monitors intravenous lines.
f. Develops and critiques fi1m.
g. Logs reactions to contrast in reaction book and computer. h.
Follows procedures for equipment start up, calibration, and
2. Takes call according to schedules and respond in a timely
manner to a request to scan.
a. MRI technologists are expected to be at hospital within 45
minutes of notification of an emergency request.
3. Interacts professionally and courteously with patients,
co-workers, and medical staff. Assists in training of student
4. Utilizes time productively and appropriately with respect to
patient flow, room use, stocking of supplies, and clerical duties
to increase department efficiency.
a. Patient wait time is kept to a minimum.
b. More than 90% of time worked is spent on productive tasks
without supervisory prompting.
5. Actively follows Universal Precaution guidelines with each
patient. Attends yearly "Blood-borne pathogens/OSHA" inservice.
a. Practices aseptic technique when necessary.
6. Produces an accurate computer and written record of each
a. Completes Meditech entries 98% of the time.
b. Completes requisitions/film/jacket correlation accurately 98%
of the time.
7. Pursues continuing education by attending department and
hospital-wide programs, regional seminars and/or college
a. Meets ARRT standards.
b. Meets MA State Licensing standards.
8. Performs various other similar or related duties as required
and/or directed by supervisors.
9. Willingly performs tasks for which the employee is
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITES REQUIRED
1. Two years of formal radiologic technology training.
2. Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic
3. License in Radiography by the Commonwealth of
4. Good interpersonal skills.
1. Requires standing, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching above
the head, moving about the department and hospital, and/or lifting
more than 75% of the time.
2. Exposure to radiation, strong magnetic field, infectious
diseases, chemicals, and hazardous materials 75% of the time.
3. Ability to hear conversation, and to comprehend and
communicate in spoken and written English more than 75% of the
4. Ability to wear protective equipment such as gloves, masks,
gowns, and lead aprons.
5. Ability to work and move about in confined spaces.
6. Requires visual concentration at video display terminals up
to 25% of the time.