Health Care | Baltimore, MD | Part Time
InGenesis, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and talented MRI Tech to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health in Baltimore, MD. This is a part-time position with shifts every other Monday (10 hours), with occasional PRN shifts.
- Master’s degree in a science related discipline. Two (2) years specialized experience plus a Bachelor’s degree is equivalent to a Master’s degree.
- Certification by the ARRT and licensed by the State of Maryland.
- Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a related field in addition to the previous requirement.
- Prior experience with fMRI, DTI and MR Spectroscopy techniques.
- Prior experience in clinical MR research.
- Moderate degree of flexibility with regard to work-schedule (such as working one day for nine and another for seven hours).
- Physical requirements include: visual acuity and color discrimination, manual dexterity; physical mobility; and hearing should be adequate to perform required duties.
- Ability to lift, position, push and/or transfer participants; ability for prolonged standing/walking. Heavy physical effort (ability to lift/carry up to 50 lbs) is occasionally required.
- Operate the NIA 3T MRI scanner doing structural and functional imaging and MR spectroscopy studies, which are part of NIA clinical research studies.
- Work in close collaboration with NIA clinical and basic research scientists investigating age-related changes in cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuro-cognitive and other body systems.
- Coordinate the following:
- Ensure that all research participants, patients and visitors to the NIA 3T MRI Facility are free of metal objects and other exclusion criteria (outlined in the NIA 3T MRI safety checklist) before entering the magnet room; adhere to safety precautions and procedures that govern the NIA 3T MRI Facility.
- Transfer, position and instruct research participants and/or patients regarding the procedure to obtain the desired radiographic results as specified by the research study and its responsible investigators.
- Ensure the participant’s or patient’s safety and comfort throughout scanning using the patient monitoring system effectively.
- Evacuate participants, patients, staff and visitors in case of emergency; alert the appropriate hospital and NIA emergency response teams in case of emergency.
- Set up all MR-specific equipment and matrix camera, coils and display equipment for functional imaging.
- Operate the control console during scanning, including selecting proper imaging sequences; operate various peripheral hardware as needed for effective image and data acquisition.
- Recognize equipment malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel in case of malfunctions; schedule and/or perform routine equipment maintenance functions.
- Log all scans performed in the appropriate log book; enter participant/patient data at start of scanning and monitor data acquisition during scanning.
- Perform post-processing steps to acquired images and data as specified by the study investigators.
- Transfer both raw and post-processed images and data to PACS and other specified databases and/or secure storage media (secure external hard drives and/or DVDs), where they can be stored safely.
- Ensure that scans that require clinical reading are being transferred to PACS; following up with responsible radiologist to ensure that a signed radiology report is available within 48 hours; upload the signed radiology report to the PACS.
- Assist in scheduling of NIA research participants for MRI scans in order to achieve a smooth flow and optimal utilization of the Facility; assist in identifying times when the scanner can be used by Harbor Hospital for clinical studies; assist in creating and update a schedule for the Facility that integrates NIA research studies and clinical studies performed by Harbor Hospital technologists.
- Receive and provide proper sign-out from/to PRN technologists and/or Harbor Hospital technologists operating the scanner for clinical studies; perform appropriate checks when signing out or being signed out the facility; ensure the integrity of previously acquired data, hardware and other equipment, software and physical environment of the Facility.
- Maintain stock of all required supplies and materials, handle and transfer cryogens, and place orders for supplies and materials through appropriate channels.
- Ensure prompt and proper disposal of supplies and materials (including hazardous and infectious waste) according to prescribed safety precautions and regulations.
- Participate in meetings, keep abreast of the latest techniques and pursue required training.
- Assist with verifying invoices for services received by outside vendors as they relate to the facility.
- Work in conjunction with other clinical staff, research scientists and administrative staff in maintaining the smooth function of the facility.
Established in 1998, InGenesis enjoys a long history of positive government and commercial relationships with healthcare industry professionals and businesses nationwide. We are the recent recipients of an Inc. 5000 award, and dedicated to servicing our customers.
InGenesis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.