PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
At the University of Connecticut Health Center, Diagnostic Imaging & Therapeutic Services Department, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Unit (MRI), this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in clinical patient care support, MRI Unit readiness and clerical tasks..
Initially works under the close supervision of a CT/MRI Technologist or an employee of a higher grade and works more independently with acquired experience.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Maintains smooth and efficient work flow in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit to include patient care support, scanning room and equipment readiness and clerical tasks; places phone calls to patients in advance of appointments to screen for metallic objects; prints patient schedules and organizes patient files; uses Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information System (RIS) computer systems to manage the patient's flow of electronic information; scans paper documents into PACS; assesses supply inventories and places orders; cleans areas as assigned; conducts patients communication in a professional manner and appropriate to patient age, condition and cultural needs; answers phones and handles calls as appropriate; prepares the MRI Unit to perform MRI scans to include changing of coils, placing clean linens on beds and other related tasks; prepares scan rooms and work areas for general imaging services including stocking of rooms and carts with supplies and equipment; checks equipment and reports those which are malfunctioning; prepares patients by conducting an interview and records information; prepares and assists patient to change garments for examination; provides assistance to the patient to be positioned on the table for study; assists the technologists with patient lifts; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of medical assisting practices; knowledge of relevant policies and procedures; knowledge of relevant State and Joint Commission regulations; knowledge of patient safety goals; ability to use computers and/or equipment technology such as Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS); interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of radiology technical assistance to include patient support care.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
A combination of education and experience that provides the ability and knowledge to perform the above duties may be substituted for the General Experience.
1. Incumbent must possess and retain a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or Professional Rescuer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
2. Candidates in this class must pass a screening for implanted metallic objects. Imbedded ferromagnetic objects are not allowed in the MRI suite due to the best interest in the candidate's personal safety. Example: Candidates who possess a pacemaker cannot work in the MRI suite.
Incumbents in this class are subject to long periods of standing and must be able to lift a coil weighing approximately 35 lbs; considerable effort may be required in assisting and/or lifting patients; there may be exposure to infectious or communicable diseases and chemical cleaning agents.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care