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Beth Israel Lahey Health MRI Tech Aide Per Diem in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Type:

Per Diem

Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Rotating (United States of America)


Job Description:

The Technologist Aide in MRI will assist the Technologist in the performance of their duties. This will include, but not limited to: room preparation and cleaning; answering phones; transfer of information; transfer patient to/from Radiology; transfer of patient from stretcher to table; and other duties with which the technologist requires assistance in order to work more effectively and efficiently. Patient information is always protected.

Essential Responsibilities:

Performs all reception functions for the department. Handles phone calls and all requests for services professionally, courteously and appropriately. Greets visitors and patients, and responds to general questions by referring to established policies and procedures.

Performs related office duties and general errands in a timely manner.

Acts as a resource for patients who have questions regarding their exams.

Uses computer for access of patient information, lab results, prior exams, scheduled and rescheduled appointments and other automated requests and communicates findings to appropriate healthcare team members.

Assists with scheduling and rescheduling inpatient and outpatient visits. Contacts patients with appointment and prep information.

Scans MRI screening forms into Epic media manager for input into hospital EMR in order to ensure a complete and accurate medical record.

Faxes MRI screening form to inpatient floors if necessary.

Coordinates with provider offices and other departments to ensure optimal patient care.

Assists in the cleaning and organizing of the department and reports any malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor.

Provides basic care items to patients as needed such as gowns, warm blankets, pillows, ice/warm packs, bedpans, urinals, etc.

Maintains inventory of medical/surgical and radiologic supplies in each diagnostic imaging room. Stocks rooms with supplies as required and time permits and in accordance with hospital compliance requirements.

Inquires with materials management and/or purchasing as needed to track late or missing orders.

Sets up accessory equipment and stocks rooms with medical/surgical supplies necessary for the examination.

Monitors patient flow. Informs technical staff of arrival of patients and communicates wait time to patients.

Reassures and offers support to the patient undergoing exam procedures in order to reduce possible pain and stress as well as enlist patient cooperation. Assists technologists and radiologist's diagnostic procedures as required.

Observes patients during prolonged radiologic procedures to ensure the patients well-being, welfare and comfort are met. Facilitates, reassures and offers support to the patient undergoing exam procedures in order to reduce possible stress and anxiety as well as enlist patient cooperation.

Reports complaints to the supervisor or their designee. Utilizes chain of command appropriately to resolve patient, operational or personal work-related problems.

Screens MRI schedules before appointment date and look up appropriate labs in hospital RIS systems for patients scheduled for IV contrast per radiologists' protocol.

Assists radiologists, technologists and nurses in technical and patient care duties.

Assists the radiology staff in the preparation and administration of contrast material to the patient.

Adapts to changing patient and department needs including but not limited to: offering assistance to other team members, adjusting assignments, etc. as deemed necessary by the supervisor or manager.

Sends and/or transports specimens to laboratory or other departments as needed.

Initiates applicable Safety Reports (RL) by end of shift and reports incomplete and incorrect information to ensure that the proper patient charges and continuity of care.


Education: High school graduate or GED.

Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support is required.

Experience in a clinical setting is preferred.

Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to provide information, reassurance and support to all patients.

Medical terminology proficiency strongly desired

IV placement experience strongly desired

Physical Requrirements: Requires standing, bending, pushing, pulling, reaching above the head, moving about the department and hospital, and/or lifting more than 75% of the time.

Exposure to radiation, infectious diseases, chemicals, and hazardous materials 75% of the time.

Ability to hear conversation, comprehend, and communicate in spoken and written English more than 75% of the time.

Ability to wear protective equipment, such as gloves, masks, gowns, and lead aprons.

Ability to work and move about in confined spaces.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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