Minimum Qualifications: AAS in Radiologic Technology or equivalent, NYS license/registration and ARRT (must obtain within 1 year of appointment), one year experience as a radiologic technologist, plus current CPR certification required. Registration certification for Contrast Injection required (must obtain within 3 months of appointment). *Candidates who possess an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology or equivalent, NYS license or eligible, and no experience will be considered for appointment to an entry level (SL1) position. Registration certificate for contrast injection preferred (required within 3 months of appointment date).
Job Standard / Operational Needs: Read and interpret requests and instructions of physicians concerning MRI examination techniques. Determine body regions and projections which are to be undertaken, greets patients, explains procedures to patients and seeks to reassure anxious and distressed patients; guides and positions patients before and during examinations in order to obtain the required views. Operate MRI equipment by setting controls and making required adjustments using guidelines and standard procedures as directed by physicians, in order to procure the required images. Receive general technical supervision from Senior MRI Technologist including orientation to the facility and equipment, advice on procedures and spot-checks of overall performance to determine effectiveness. Other responsibilities include: Supervision of junior and student technologists. Quality control of MRI examinations to include proper positioning, technique factors, and appropriate use of resources. Providing for orientation of new technologists and maintaining clinical competencies of staff. Advising and assisting staff technologists whenever the need arises (e.g., new routine, special views, uncooperative patients or dealing with family members as appropriate. Coordinating and directing patient flow to various scan rooms. Reviewing patient schedule and coordinating flow to achieve maximum efficiency. Must report all potential/current equipment malfunctions to the proper service people/supervisor. Work/train radiographic students in the use and maintenance of radiographic equipment. Must be able to deal efficiently, ethically and courteously with patients, personnel and visitors.
About State University of New York Upstate Medical University
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, is the only academic medical center in Central New York. It is also the region's largest employer with 9,460 employees. Affiliated with the State University of New York, Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the community through education, biomedical research and health care. Upstate Medical University's educational mission is anchored by i...ts four colleges?Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Studies (biomedical sciences). Since 2006, student enrollment has grown by 30% as Upstate responds to the needs of the region. As a biomedical research enterprise, Upstate focuses on the most prevalent human diseases, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, nervous system disorders, vision, and infectious diseases. The quest for treatments and cures is built upon expertise in structural, molecular and systems biology. Upstate also offers many clinical trials for patients. The Upstate University Health System serves 1.8 million people, often the most seriously ill and injured, and includes Upstate University Hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus; Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, and numerous satellite sites.