Certified Tech : Registry Number 1013

Name: Maria D. Barajas

Locale: Torrance, CA

Cell: 310-617-5886
: Siemens Verio 3T,Espree 1.5T Rhapsody 1.0T Open,and Expert 1.0T; GE: from GE Max 1.0T and Encore to GE Signa HDX 1.5T; Phillips 1.5T (Numaris),and Hitachi Elite & Airis II Open
Medical software: cView,Main Frame,IDX,Meditech,AGFA,Epic,iSite,Futura,e-Film,Synapse,Cerner/Citrix and GE Centrix. MS Office Word,Excel and Power Point
MRI Technologist - Citrus Valley Inter-Community Medical Center        January 2015 - Present
Current responsibilities include the sum of all prior MRI positions. Conduct MRI safety in-house trainings as needed among hospital personnel. Designed and prepared CVMC MRI Department forms,documents,MRI Protocols - including ACR,and developed CVMC MRI Department Safety Manual and the CVMC Reference Guide for (On-Site Per-Diem) MRI Technologists. Assist during new employees' orientation and training,and share other responsibilities as needed.
Equipment: Siemens Verio 3.0T (Syngo DOT)
MRI Technologist - Registry (Acute Hospital Setting)                July 2014 - Present
Current responsibilities include the sum of all prior MRI positions.
Equipment: GE Signa & Siemens Avanto and Espree (1.5T Closed)
MRI Technologist: U.M.I.H.                            October 2013-Jan 2014
Current responsibilities include the sum of all prior MRI positions.
Equipment: GE Signa HDX 1.5T Closed system
MRI Program Faculty: National Polytechnic College                April 2013-Present
Teach Introduction to MRI Module (MRI 201)
Professionalism,ethical and legal aspects of the MRI Technologist Practice,MRI Safety and Patient Care.
ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; Department of Radiology,Section of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology,Los Angeles,CA
Prepare charts,coordinate,schedule and follow up patient visits,and radiology scans. Submit requests for authorization of procedures and patient referrals. Update patient charts,answer phones,take messages,return calls,and maintain a daily record of incoming calls; excellent working with patients and family members,Radiology Clinic and schedulers,Interventional Radiology Schedulers,PRFS,RRUMC Film Library,3D Lab,Physicians,NP,Fellows,Residents,and diverse staff members.  Personally support and coordinate (in detail) faculty's clinic to ensure accurate patient follow up. Research information as needed,carefully document and maintain diverse detailed spreadsheets and patients' records. Maintain physician's calendar of activities and prepare travel itineraries; support physician and research assistant in diverse tasks as necessary.  RIS,cView,Main Frame,and IDX experienced; follow CICARE guidelines. (June-October,2012)
MRI TECHNOLOGIST: Elite Diagnostics,LLC - Culver City,CA             March 2009-May 2012
Prescreen patients prior to MRI Exams,position patients,perform MRI scans,film MRI Exams,and build high quality protocols (for two company locations) according to radiologist and patient's needs.  PACS knowledgeable and experienced.  Schedule MRI appointments and give patients all necessary instructions prior to arrival.  Coordinate,assist,prepare,and physically support patient for/and during MRI exams. Follow HIPPA and ACR Guidelines. Work well with radiologists and claustrophobic patients. Make certain decisions when management is not on site. Equipment: Siemens Expert 1.0T & e-Film
Community Outreach Coordinator (Manager- CAA): Ayuda Insurance Services    March,2006-to Date
Working with general community based organizations,including but not limited to IPAs,Medical Groups,and Health Plans. Promoting State and Federal sponsored programs available in the community. Maintaining close working relationship with doctors,staff members,community representatives,and health plans. Organizing health fair events,presentations for small and large groups through community organizations,companies and schools. Act as liaison between families,community organizations,office managers,doctors,and State and Federal programs. Hold State of California Life Insurance License & CAA since 2007
Business Manager and Accounting: The Granite Guys - San Pedro,CA        January,2004 - April,2006    
Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables. Ordered supplies and maintained an accurate perpetual inventory. Customer service and vendor relations. Responsible for the overall accounting process for the business
MRI TECHNOLOGIST: Open System MRI - Santa Ana,CA             May 2003-April 2007
Efficient and knowledgeable in the MRI field.  Perform MRI exams,build and tailor protocols according to patient's needs without compromising quality,position patients for exams,and film digitally.  Schedule MRI appointments and give patients all necessary instructions prior to the exam.  Coordinate,assist,prepare,and physically support patient for/and during MRI exams.  Protect patient's information with high standards of confidentiality.  Work well with radiologists on site.  Expert working with claustrophobic patients. Follow HIPPA/ACR.
Equipment experience: Siemens Rhapsody 1.0T & Espree 1.5T
MRI TECHNOLOGIST: MAX MR Imaging - Encino,CA                 October 2002-May2003
Perform MRI exams,tailor,and follow protocols according to patient needs.  Coordinate,assist,prepare,and physically support patients for/ and during MRI exams.  Screen patients prior to scanning.  Build strong team work with patient coordinators. Follow HIPAA Act of 1996.
Equipment: GE Max 1.0T,GE 5X 1.5T,Hitachi Airis II 0.3T,Phillips 1.5
MRI STUDENT/TECHNOLOGIST: Advanced Professional Imaging (API) - Los Angeles,CA
Patient positioning,perform MRI exams,follow protocols according to patient requirements.  Coordinate,assist,prepare,and support patients during MRI scans.  Screen patients prior to scanning and work with PACS.  Protect patient's personal privacy and confidentiality.
Equipment: GE Max 1.5,Encore 1.5,and 5X 1.5T,GE Signa 1.5T (March-October 2002)
RADIOLOGY SUPPORT ASSOCIATE: Little Company of Mary Hospital,Torrance,CA
Maintain all patients' records in the office with high levels of confidentiality.  Operate the telephones with professional m
Educational Background
        University of Redlands - Master's Degree of Business Administration in GIS - 2016
University of Redlands - Bachelor of Arts in Business Management - 02/2012
Los Angeles Harbor College - Associate in Science and Mathematics - 2006-2009
ARMRIT Certification #1013 - 2002 - Currently active (12/2017)
American College of Medical Technology (Accredited Program) -MRI Certificate - 2002
Certifications & Licenses:  CPR Instructor (2014),BLS (12/2012),ARMRIT #1013 (2017),Accredited MRI Program (2001),Phlebotomy,12 Lead EKG,Telemetry,Nurse's Aide certificate (1998),and CA Life (Medical) Insurance license (2007). Continuously attend MRI Seminars through SMRT at Stanford University,ARMRIT & Northwest Forums.
Additional Works:    
Designed and Developed the CVMC MRI Department Safety Manual and
The CVMC MRI Department Reference Guide for Technologists
Recognitions and Volunteering:    
University of Redlands School of Business Whitehead Leadership Fellow
University of Redlands Los Angeles Campus Alumni Chapter Co-Chair
NP College MRI Program Advisor Board Member
Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish
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Last Edit: October 22, 2015 at 20:08
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