Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria (Percent of
Essential Functions: The following are essential job
accountabilities and performance criteria:
1) Performs magnetic resonance imaging examinations. (1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8) 40%
A) Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider
alternatives and choose the appropriate course of action.
B) Provides MR safety screening for 100% of
patient/visitor/staff prior to entering MR room(s).
C) Responds to changes in workload using time to departmental
D) Conducts job duties in accordance with departmental
E) Communicates technical information in a manner appropriate
for the intended audience, (patient, family, member or
F) Produces quality images in a consistent manner.
G) Serves as a resource to co-workers.
H) Assesses for vein/site selection and initiates venipuncture
per established standards. Documents venipuncture site/contrast in
RIS per established departmental guidelines.
I) Demonstrates knowledge of cross sectional anatomy. Knows MR
anatomical landmarks and able to recognize abnormalities and alert
radiologist as needed.
J) Demonstrate ability to relate to coworkers in a professional
and respectful manner, to assure and promote a culture of
K) Maintains proficiency in the utilization of the Electronic
Medical Record (EMR).
2) Observes establishes departmental policies and procedures,
objectives, quality assurance program safety, environmental and
infection control standards. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8) 2%
A) Runs appropriate quality control procedures, evaluates
results and makes appropriate corrections.
B) Notifies supervisor when quality issues arise.
C) Demonstrates attitude of cooperation and professionalism when
working in any area of the hospital.
D) Reports any problems, which may affect the outcome of a
3) Prepares written documentation as required by the profession
and the department. (5, 6) 3%
A) Provides documentation as required by the profession and the
B) USES THE KRONOS TIME CLOCK SYSTEM ACCURATELY.
4) Uses Hospital/Radiology system according to established
policy. (3,5,6) 3%
A) Ability to input and retrieve information from HIS/Radiology
B) Enters information correctly.
C) Recognizes and reports computer malfunction.
D) Provides training and direction to staff as necessary.
E) Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
F) Performs 3D workstation duties as prescribed by
5) Follows hospital and radiology policies: handles
bio-hazardous waste appropriately, and follows safety and infection
control policies. (5,6,8) 2%
A) Maintains work area in a clean and orderly condition.
B) Adheres to hospital and radiology safety and infection
C) Disposes of bio-hazardous trash properly, without being
D) Uses protective equipment as needed.
E) Abides by dress code and wears ID badge always.
F) Respects the confidentiality of patient results and uses
discretion when discussing patient matters.
6) Safety/Infection Control: Practices according to safety and
infection control policies. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%
A) Practices universal precautions and disposes of hazardous
wastes per established guidelines.
B) Maintains a safe, clean, comfortable and therapeutic
environment for patients/families/employees in accordance with
Maintains clutter free environment.
Keeps conversations and background noise to a minimum.
- Adheres to dress code.
C) Reports risk management concerns.
D) Assumes responsibility for completing all annual mandatory
Blood Borne Pathogen
Age Appropriate Care (for clinical staff only)
- Population Specific Care
7) Service: Provides service excellence to the customers of
Saint Louis University Hospital by delivering timely, high quality
care in a courteous, and respectful manner. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%
A) Demonstrates respect and compassion for our internal and
external customers while delivering prompt, courteous service.
B) Recognize the needs and expectations of our customers and
considers the diverse needs of others regarding culture, religion,
C) Demonstrates team work with other departments and
D) Provides emotional support while attempting to alleviate fear
E) Dress in a professional manner.
F) Answers questions in a knowledgeable fashion or directs
direct questions to someone who can provides answers.
G) Works with other departments to provide services.
H) Discuss information in private areas only. Share information
on a need to know basis, avoiding gossip.
8) Performance Improvement (QI): Incorporates Quality Assessment
into one's daily work.
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) 5%
A) Wisely and responsibly utilize the resources within the
facility. Take care of equipment and report problems to result in a
longer usage life.
B) Recommends changes in practices to increase efficiency and
minimize waste to managers.
C) Reviews departmental PI, OA, and QC monthly during
departmental meetings and by reviewing posted information.
D) Provides data to manager for monthly Performance Improvement
9) Age Appropriate Care: Provides age-appropriate care to:
A) Demonstrates knowledge and skills of normal growth &
development necessary to provide services to the age of the patient
served by the department.
B) Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret age specific
data to identify patient needs.
C) Utilizes communication skills necessary to interpret age
specific responses to service and interaction.
D) Involves family or significant other in decision making
related to services provided.
E) Demonstrates ability to provide service needed for the age
groups routinely served by the department assigned.
F) Position specific: Need to enter those responsibilities
specific for position.
G) Demonstrates ability to assess population specific needs
10) Specialized Care: Provides specialized care to patients at
high risk for injury. (1, 2, 4, 5, 8) <1%
A) Restraint Care
Initiates/evaluates alternatives to restraint prior to
Applies restraints consistent with the approved procedure.
Monitors and assesses patient's response throughout the
restraint period at the appropriate intervals.
Provide specified patient care (toileting, skin care, hydration,
feeding, etc.) on a timely basis.
- Provides for trial release and removal of restraints as soon as
B) Pain Management (Licensed Personnel)
Assess patient for presence of pain on admission and during
Incorporates patients cultural/spiritual beliefs regarding pain
into pain management plan.
Implement pain management techniques. Focus on prevention rather
Include patient and/or family members in developing a pain
- Consider other methods of pain control when developing plan of
care: massage, repositioning, immobilization, and music
C) Abuse Assessment
Is aware of abuse recognition criteria and incorporates it into
- Reports signs of possible abuse/neglect to the physician & Risk
Management, and recommends appropriate consultation (psychiatric,
Social Work) for evaluation.
11) Uses communication effectively with others, medical staff,
co-workers and patients. (5, 6) 5%
A) Consistently communicates ideas in a clear and succinct
B) Is the subject on more than one valid complaint per year from
other radiology/hospital personnel regarding cooperation?
C) Displays initiative and enthusiasm for non-routine and/or
D) Effectively serves as a resource person for department.
E) Explain procedure to patient/family in understandable
12) Participates in continuing education. (5, 6) 2%
A) Attends appropriate orientations.
B) Accumulates contact hours of continuing education per
established ARRT guidelines.
C) Provide in-service a necessary.
D) Provide documentation of current ARRT status.
13) Attends meetings as required and participates committees as
directed. (2, 6) 1%
A) Attends required and participates committees as directed.
B) Provides documentation of attendance at outside meetings.
14) Explain procedures and provide information to customers. (2,
A) Provide explanation of treatments and procedures within the
scope of your knowledge and authority prior to rendering
B) When explaining procedures, provide information on the
purpose of procedure, special prep, what to expect, and approximate
C) Invite customers to ask questions or raise concerns.
D) When explaining procedure and why to patients/quests, avoid
technical jargon, and use lay terms.
E) Before beginning procedures, secure patient's permission to
15) Present self professionally. (6) 2%
A) Wear ID BADGE where ABOVE THE WAIST with picture visible.
B) Follows dress code.
C) Limit conversation in presence of customers to specific work
D) Avoid discussing internal hospital issues, personal problems,
department conflicts or personal social activities in the presence
E) Be publicly supportive of the organization, colleagues, and
F) Avoid jokes, language, literature that could be construed as
offensive by others.
16) Maintains environment conductive to good customer relations.
(5, 6) 5%
A) Keep work areas clean, orderly, and free clutter and
B) Remove soiled linens from patient area immediately.
C) Report all maintenance needs for equipment, environmental
deficiencies or safety concerns to the appropriate party
D) Follow paging policy.
E) Control noise level, i.e., door slamming, laughter, radios,
F) Strive to understand and meet needs for cultural
G) When customers appear lost or confused aid.
17) Respect customer privacy and confidentiality. (2, 5, 6)
A) When performing procedures, keep curtains and/or door
B) Knock before entering doors or ask permission to enter
C) Make sure patients who may he confused or being transported
are covered with a sheet/blanket.
D) Assure patient privacy when taking personal, financial
information by conducting such interviews in a private manner.
E) Keep medical testing, financial, and other personal
information confidential, and avoid discussing in public areas,
i.e., elevators hallways, i.e., elevators, hallways, etc.
F) Avoid discussing customer's condition, finances, or other
personal matters with others not directly concerned.
G) Access only those charts that need to be accessed.
H) When provide procedures or other services, ask patients if
they want family members or guest to leave.
18) Improve the waiting experience. (2, 6) 5%
A) Greet customer and inform them of estimated length of wait.
If long wait is apparent offer customer alternatives to long wait,
i.e., hospital cafeteria, gift shop, rescheduling, etc.
B) Offer and inform the customer of why they are waiting and
what the next step in the process is. Base the wait times on
C) Offer comfort measures, i.e., beverages, blankets, magazines,
etc. to waiting customers when appropriate.
D) Keep waiting customers informed of their status and frequent
intervals as established by department standards.
E) Maintain comfortable, clean waiting areas.
F) Apologize for any long waits or delays.
19) Respond quickly to requests and complaints. (2, 6) 3%
A) Acknowledge verbally or non-verbally (e.g., non-gesture,
etc.) within one-minute persons arriving in the department.
B) Know what resources to use in following up various request or
C) When receiving complaints, get person's name, number, and ask
how they want to complaint resolved.
D) When responding to a request or complaint, states the time
frame in which you will follow up and then meet commitment.
20) Demonstrates practices of teamwork. (2, 6) 5%
A) Avoid blaming other departments, system, people, etc., for
B) Ask for and offer team members when indicated.
C) Provide positive recognition to other team members for their
contributions and achievements.
D) Frequently discuss roles and accountabilities with other
members of the team.
E) When appropriate, call periodic, "time outs" to discuss team
F) Greet, welcome, and support new team members, i.e., new
employees, temporary help, etc.
G) Invite all team members to openly express idea's best
practices, and concerns.
H) Participate in a minimum of one committee or activity per
I) Treat all members as equal.
DISCLAIMER: Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Rationale for Essential Functions
1) The performance of this function is the reason the job
2) There are limited employees among whom the performance of
this function can be distributed.
3) This function occupies a great deal of the employee's
4) This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for
the skill/ability to perform this function.
5) Failure to perform this function may have serious
6) The function was performed by past employees and is performed
by current employees.
7) Exposure to blood borne pathogens that require the use of
8) Exposure to tuberculosis that requires the use of protective
MINIMUM EDUCATION: High school, Associates degree preferred or
Graduate of Accredited MR program and MR Certification eligible
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Must have applicable MR experience with
various advanced magnetic resonance imaging equipment, 1-3 years MR
experience in a level 1 trauma facility preferred, previous
academic facility experience preferred
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS: BLS, ARRT, additional certification in
MR preferred or Graduate of Accredited MR program. Those without
ARRT and Graduates of an accredited MR program will be given twelve
(12) months to obtain the MR certification as a condition of
- Exposure to blood and body fluid.
- Exposure to blood borne pathogens and other biological
- Subject to varying or unpredictable situations.
- Occasionally subject to irregular hours.
- Ability to stand and walk for long periods.
- Ability to lift, push and pull 100 plus pounds
- Ability to move transfer patients.
- Ability to deal with strenuous and physical activity daily in
lifting, pulling, pushing, patients, radiographic equipment
cassettes and/or supplies.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed, as
an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills
required of personnel so classified. An individual working in their
job classification must also perform specific tasks upon request by
supervisor personnel. Furthermore, the duties and responsibilities
for this job classification are subject to change at the discretion
of the medical center.
- Under the direction of the Radiologist, Director, and Manager
performs diagnostic medical imaging by magnetic resonance.