Senior Technologist - MRI
Permanent Full Time position
There’s never been a better time to join Mackenzie Health! As we prepare to open our state-of-the-art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, and continue to operate Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital, we have many opportunities available for Senior Technologists who share our commitment to quality, patient-centred care. Ultimately, this is where you want to be.
The Senior Technologist is an MRI Technologist and in addition to regular duties and responsibilities of an MRI technologist is responsible for the overall technical quality in the modality. The Senior Technologist is responsible to ensure excellent image quality in the modality as well as overall quality of care in a patient and family focused environment. This position plays an important role in achieving excellence in patient satisfaction. This role is also required to stay up to date on the latest technical and legislative advancements pertaining to the specific modality as well as maintaining current modality specific imaging protocols. It is expected that this individual spends 90% of their time as a technologist and 10% of their time dedicated to the responsibilities of this role. This person will also service as the MRI Safety Officer.
Contribute to safe, quality care by
- Maintain current knowledge of legislation pertaining to MRI; act as a technical resource providing clinical expertise for the modality
- Follow-up on outstanding and unreported cases for the modality and work to resolve rejected OHIP cases
- Research latest advancements pertaining to the modality and make recommendations to the Manager and Patient Care Coordinator
- Ensure necessary inventory and supplies for the modality are maintained at required and established par levels and elimination of expired products
- Ensure imaging protocols are current and maintained in collaboration with MRI Radiologist lead as well as ensuring quality is maintained in the form of audits
- Oversee safety of staff, patients and visitors in the MRI environment
- Act as the Clinical Coordinator for MRI students
- Create an environment that promotes continuous quality improvement to achieve established clinical benchmarks and outcomes that incorporates evidence based best practice
- Foster relationships with the clinical team including physicians and across the organization
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and compliance with, responsibilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, regulations and the organizations’ health and safety plans, policies and procedures.
- Perform duties of the MRI safety Officer
What must you have?
- Diploma (Degree) in Radiography from an accredited institution
- Certificate from an accredited MRI program.
- Must be a registered member in good standing with the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO)
- Minimum 5 years of current MRI experience
What else do you bring?
Preferably, your profile also includes:
- Ability to work independently, self-directed and can effectively lead clinical inter- professional teams
- Well-developed ability to organize daily departmental activities and priorities
- Demonstrates commitment to professional development and learning
- Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal, communication, coaching, mentoring and team building skills that facilitate positive interactions among all members of the health care team.
- Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking skills
- Demonstrates a strong patient and customer focused philosophy in all interactions
- Possess the ability to introduce and effectively facilitate change
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, support and critical analysis in stressful, complex clinical and emotional situations
- Communicates effectively using timely, appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal means
- Utilizes effective listening skills to maximize understanding of issues.
- Proven ability to work within a computerized environment
- Proven attendance record.
- Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
- Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others.
- Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring and values – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
- Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
- Membership with CAMRT/OAMRT preferred
- MRSO certification preferred
- Previous leadership within an MRI department preferred
- Experience on both a 1.5T and 3T system preferred
- This position is representated by OPSEU