University Of Vermont Healthcare Professional/MRI Technologist in Burlington, Vermont
Advertising/Posting Title Healthcare Professional/MRI Technologist
Diversity Statement The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.
This unique position requires that the research MRI Healthcare Professional is flexible in their duties and proactively contributes to the patient care and research missions of the MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging and UVM Medical Center MRI division of the Department of Radiology by ensuring that open scanner slots are filled with clinical or research scans whenever possible. Monitoring of the daily schedule to ensure this happens will be a priority.
To provide specialized operation of medical magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ) equipment and imaging protocol design to UVM Medical Center and the UVM research community. The clinical/research MRI Healthcare Professional will work in conjunction with the core facility physicist, study investigators, radiologists, clinical and research staff to develop, critique, and implement scanning protocols on a state-of-the-art 3T research MRI scanner. She/He will be responsible for the safe operation of the 3T magnet and functional MRI paradigm equipment, scan sequence design and implementation, and safety of UVM Medical Center patients, research participants and users of the facility. Basic understanding of multi-directional diffusion ( DTI ), susceptibility weighted ( SWI ), quantitative (T2, T2*, T1, T1rho, UTE ) MRI techniques is required. Solid understanding of MRI physics concerning radio frequency, and static or gradient magnetic fields is essential.
The research MRI Healthcare Professional is responsible for performing both clinical and research imaging procedures using sophisticated technology. The use of powerful magnetic fields combined with radiofrequency waves that require a high level of technical expertise to operate magnets of different field strengths. This individual must adapt to changes in technology, new imaging techniques, and safe and effective imaging of patients with medical implants. Implants such as pacemakers, nerve stimulation devices and electronic pumps that can cause severe injury and or death within the MRI environment. This position requires independent judgement, a comprehensive knowledge of magnetic resonance physics, biological effects to human tissue, medical implants and the ability to enforce MRI safety. The candidate must possess an inherent compassion for claustrophobic patients and provide mechanisms to assist the patient to overcome their discomfort.
This position reports directly to the MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging Supervisor in consultation with the UVM Medical Center Supervisor in MRI and/or Manager. The research MRI Healthcare Professional Nurse also receives guidance and direction from the Administrative Director of Radiology and the Medical Director of MRI Imaging-Radiology. Gives functional guidance to students, new MRI technologists, and research staff.
Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
Bachelor’s degree, ARRT (MR) certification, CPR certification and two to four years’ progressive MRI experience required. Graduate of an approved ARRT program ( CAHEA / JRCT ) with advanced certification in MRI . Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in cross-sectional anatomy is required.
Verification of college transcript required.
Research MRI experience is desirable.
MRI technologist experienced with
working with 3T scanner (preferably Philips) desirable.
Cardiac and multidirectional
diffusion ( DTI ), and fMRI experience desirable.
Bi-annual CE requirements to maintain certification.
Special Conditions Weekend work required, Non-standard work hours required, 2nd Shift (Shift differential applies.)
Hiring Min (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 42000.00
Payband Max (Represents full-time (12 months, 1.0 FTE) equivalent salary. Must be prorated for jobs less than 12 months or 1.0FTE (Salary/12 x # of months x FTE)) 79800.00
Staff Hiring Band
Staff Union Code NU
Job Open Date 01/04/2021
Job Close Date (Jobs close at 11:59 PM EST.)
Open Until Filled No
Position Title Health Care Professional
Posting Number S2651PO
Position Number 00025433
Employee FTE .9
Employee Term 12
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