Position Number: 00105760
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State Veterinary Hospital (VH), established in 1983, is one of the highest rated veterinary academic medical centers in the country, serving communities throughout North Carolina as well as many other states. The hospital staffs over twenty clinical services with board certified specialists that are nationally and even internationally renowned, ensuring the VH is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. Patients benefit from the combined expertise of multiple specialists utilizing a team approach to patient healthcare. Each year, nearly 25,000 patients are treated in the VH. The VH provides compassionate care, state of the art specialty health care, expert clinical instruction for 4th year veterinary students from College of Veterinary Medicine, and ongoing investigation of innovative techniques and procedures to further advance the field of veterinary medicine.
Essential Job Duties: This position provides technical diagnostic imaging assistance to the NC State Veterinary Hospital MRI Center. The individual will act as the MRI diagnostic technician for the center, providing unique internal and external customer service, technical assistance, data collection, and patient care. The position interacts with internal services and their respective staff, clinicians and students as well as referring veterinarians (rDVM) through e-mail and phone communications. Position is the primary point of contact for diagnostic testing and communicates with students, staff and clinicians to receive the most up to date information regarding presenting problem, diagnostics being performed as well as projected plan of care for the animal. Performs various technical procedures including; MRI scanning, protocol selection, image analysis, patient positioning, venipuncture, IV injections, drug administration (IV, Oral, Subcutaneous), and various other routine diagnostic testing. Manages all MRI procedures for LA and SA cases, both internal and external customers. Provides excellent patient care by applying extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes, pharmacology, specialized equipment usage, and specialized drug administration. Responsible for supervising, coaching, teaching, orienting and evaluating in the principals of Radiology for all post-doctoral interns and residents. Creates training protocols for staff. Researches issues related to abnormal results; assists in resolving issues related to variations or discrepancies in the data. Provides quick and accurate information regarding each patient, acting as the liaison between service clinicians and Radiologists. Is proficient in entering data into the electronic medical record. Maintains a clean working environment to ensure Infectious Disease standards are followed and infection is not spread. Handles all medical/biological and infectious waste appropriately. Follows all radiation safety, OSHA, and Environmental Health and Safety standards. Keeps all necessary equipment in clean and working order and has all necessary and appropriate stocked supplies available for procedures and daily patient husbandry. Responsible for maintaining and calibrating equipment as well as all quality control. Assists in developing and monitoring quality control programs in accordance with all state and federal regulations.
Department Required Skills: Licensed/Registered/Certified by any state Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiology Technology ARRT certification in Radiology ARRT certification in MR technology Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively at all times and maintain professionalism in emotionally charged / challenging situations. Ability to provide high quality customer service. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to work beyond scheduled work hours when needed. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and be an active participant in problem-solving and team advancement. Ability to work effectively with computers and electronics. Ability to work independently and practice good judgment to ensure high-quality care for all patients and request assistance when needed.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: At least 1 year of experience as an MRI technician in a clinical setting; preferably referral / tertiary care/teaching hospital. Experience working with small animals and comfortable working with large animals.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Registered/Licensed/Certified by any state. Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiology Technology ARRT certification in Radiology ARRT certification in MR technology
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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