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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Location Riverside, California Job Number 1021123 Date posted 03/10/2022
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Under general supervision operates Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes. Performs MR scans following established protocols and operates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians to diagnose diseases.

Essential Functions:

- Operates MRI scanners in order to perform diagnostic MR examinations.

- Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols, and consults with the radiologists, if needed for alternative imaging sequences.

- Ensures patient and staff safety which includes explaining safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects, and, alerting staff of the danger of carrying metal near magnet.

- Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but not limited to

- QC, start-up procedures, and image processing.

- Interviews patients to obtain information that would manifest patient safety concerns.

- Uses appropriate coils and sequences for desired examination or procedure.

- Follows established departmental guidelines for administration of intravenous (I.V) contrast.

- Reviews images to ensure diagnostic quality.

- Process and archive images to the PACS.

- Complete required information in the RIS system.

- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such differences.

- Utilizes proper Body Mechanics.

- Documents clinical activities and required image information in a timely, comprehensive, and accurate manner.

- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.

- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.

- Demonstrates effective communication skills.

- Demonstrates professional behavior in all interactions with patients and staff.

- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

- May perform other duties as required and assigned.
Basic Qualifications:


- Three (3) years of recent experience (within the last 12 months) as a MRI Technologist. 
- May substitute three (3) year MRI experience with successful completion of the department's formal MRI training program.


- N/A.
License, Certfication, Registration

- Possesses and maintains current certification as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) issued by the State of California Department of Public Health. 
- Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
- Valid Certificate of Completion in Intravenous Administration of Contrast Materials as stipulated in the California H&S Code. 
- Registration as a Registered Radiologic Technologist (Radiography) issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-R). 
- American Heart Association approved BLS, health care provider level.


Additional Requirements:
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize theories, principles, practices and techniques of MR Technology. 
- Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to members, customers, contracted providers and vendors.


Preferred Qualifications:
- Advance certificate in MR (ARRT) preferred.
Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center/Medical Offices 1 Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B07|IBT|Local 166 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Riverside Med Center - X-ray-Day - 0806 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.