Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is the largest orthopaedic surgery group in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. TOA concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system which allow our patients to live their best life. Ninety plus years later we are advancing the practice of orthopaedic surgery throughout the state.
There are a number of reasons why TOA is an employer of choice; here are a few of them:
- Stability - TOA has been in Middle Tennessee since 1926 and has expanded to nearly 20 locations!
- Impact - TOA’s team members use our careers – whether in our clinics or our business office – to make a positive difference in the community by building relationships and helping patients live their best life.
- Work Environment - The TOA team focuses on fostering an excellent working environment; one of positivity, collaboration, job satisfaction, and engagement.
- Total Rewards - TOA offers competitive salaries based on the current Middle Tennessee wage market, plus a comprehensive suite of benefits, including Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off, and more. Our 401(k) plan provides a company match, safe harbor match and profit sharing match to go along with your contributions.
Our TOA MRI Technologist plays an important role in the overall delivery of orthopaedic care and services to our patients throughout the area. TOA has a fast paced environment that provides the right candidate excellent opportunities to help patients and build a career in the MRI area.
- Explain MRI and/or CT procedures to patients and to obtain a detailed history of patient’s symptoms, surgical history, medical history including metallic implants and metallic foreign bodies
- Administer sedation as needed after assuring patient has a driver on site
- Counsel patient on safety after sedation and obtain a liability waiver
- Enter patient history and symptoms into EHR and PACS to assist radiologist with the interpretation
- Research electronic and implanted devices for MRI compatibility and safety
- Insure patients remove metallic objects that might be hazardous in an MRI and that they are dressed appropriate for the MRI examination being performed
- Positions patient utilizing the appropriate coil for the examination being performed
- Monitor the patient visually and audibly during the MRI or CT examination and communicate effectively utilizing the patient -technologist intercom
- Perform high quality MRI/CT examinations following TOA MRI/CT protocols and standards
- Perform venipuncture contrast administration as needed
- Review images for quality, window, and levels
- Reiterate instructions to patients if motion is present and repeats the sequences as needed
- Transmit images to PACS and insure images transmitted properly
- Adjust scan parameters to correctly visualize pathology and seek direction from radiologist as needed
- Notify physicians, nurses, and radiologists of crucial findings
- Provide excellent patient care and customer service
- Monitor and secure all entries into the magnet room following MRI safety guidelines
- Assist in training new personnel
- Work well with fellow technologists for efficiency and to insure proper patient flow
- Work with physicians, nurses and radiologists to insure appropriate MRI examination is ordered and performed
- Perform Q.C. and Q. A. procedures and reports anomalies for correction
- Coordinate MRI report delivery, especially STAT exams
- Constantly monitor patient flow and schedules for opportunities to work in patients
- Assist the front desk answering phones and scheduling as needed
- Work closely with service engineers to apprise them of problems or potential problems
- Maintains strictest confidentiality following HIPAA guidelines
- Fills in at other MRI facilities as needed
- Completion of A.S., B.S. or certificate in Radiologic technology
- Registered in MRI or registered in MRI within one year of completing training Extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Extensive knowledge of medical terminology
- Knowledge of MRI principles and pulse sequences
- Ability to properly position patients and program imaging to ensure high quality and accurate MRI examinations
- Ability to recognize pathology and adjust scanning parameters
- Must be capable of interacting and communicating with nurses, physicians and radiologist
- Knowledge of MRI safety practices
- Understanding basic quality control and quality assurance procedures
- Basic networking and PACs knowledge
- Excellent patient services skills including working with claustrophobic patients
- Dependable and capable of adjusting schedules to meet workload demands and staffing demands
- Ability to properly perform venipuncture and contrast administration
TOA is an equal opportunity employer. TOA conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.