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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Primary Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 1080140 Date posted 07/26/2022
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Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations; provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; recognizes and reports patient emergency situations in absence of nursing personnel; determines vital signs and administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation; maintains intravenous fluid, oxygen, and other life support systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performs specialized MRI studies; positions patients and provides immobilization means and patient counseling as needed (see patient care); instructs patient of exam requirements before and throughout procedure by using excellent, communication skills; selects appropriate protocols by having knowledge to tailor scan of each patient while producing superior image quality.

  • Interprets unusual tissue contract patterns and alters or adds protocols as necessary to enhance diagnosis by using high level of judgment and clinical experience.

  • Prepares hard copies from multiformat laser images; transfers images to magnetic tape for archival and storage.

  • Maintains high level of knowledge of complex operational physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

  • Identifies potential equipment crisis by troubleshooting including verifying proper connections of coils and lemo connectors; transmits and receives functions of coils by checking RF power and output.

  • Exhausts all troubleshooting methods before contacting Chief MRI Technologist and/or service engineer; documents any errors or equipment malfunctions in service log when Chief Technologist is not available.

  • Receives and identifies patient; verifies preparation procedures are proper and in order; prevents potentially fatal accidents for all patients and visitors by acknowledging extreme safety hazards involved with MRI; protects visitors and patients from accidents by following established pre-screening policy and procedures; documents pre-screening methods on MRI questionnaire.

  • Assures safety as well as comfort, physical and psychological needs of all patients throughout entire examination; explains MRI exam in detail at onset.

  • Provides assistance to physician(s) during exam; recognizes and reports patient emergency situations in absence of nursing personnel; determines vital signs and administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation; maintains intravenous fluid, oxygen and other life support systems.

  • Reviews requisitions and assembles patients records; prepares previous cases for physician review.

  • Maintains daily records of exams.

  • Mounts images on multi-panel viewer according to department protocol; accounts for film exposed for each exam by providing information or by adding information to requisition or record.

  • Prepares cases for immediate interpretation; understands and accepts responsibilities of direct supervision of student technologists during clinical assignments; reports equipment malfunctions appropriately.

  • Maintains all materials needed and linen supply on daily basis; maintains general order and cleanliness of room assigned.

  • Communicates with referring physician and educates as necessary during site tours; trains others under direct supervision of Chief MRI Technologist; promotes positive relationships with all referring physicians and staff members; provides assurance and information regarding MRI to curious individuals; maintains overall comprehensive knowledge of science of nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

  • Demonstrates sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities in area of specialization.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide care and/or service appropriate to age groups served.

  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to provide culturally sensitive care and/or service.

  • Performs other duties and accepts responsibility as assigned.

  • Non-Essential Functions

  • Verifies operational status of cryogen levels and disk drives.

  • Initiates service calls when Chief Technologist is not available and addresses all scheduling and patient flow needs when Chief Technologist is not available; documents down time hours and responses received in service log.
Basic Qualifications:


  • One (1) year (2,080 hours) computer tomography experience as registered technologist, including experience or successful completion of training program (pre hire, post hire, or on the job) in area of specialty, if applicable.

  • One (1) year MRI experience as registered technologist.


  • Associates degree in radiologic technology; or equivalent combination of education (lesser) & experience may be considered in lieu of requirements.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Radiologic Technologist Certification

  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association

  • Radiographer Certification (Hawaii)


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in oral communication, written communication, interpersonal relations, and customer service.

  • Talking to co-workers, customers, outside vendors, on the telephone, and supervising others.

  • Reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English.

  • Training/giving and receiving instructions.

  • Mathematical ability, attention to detail (e.g., organization, prioritization, proofing), concentration, and alertness.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SIGNA experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical data analysis techniques, industrial occupational operations, and Kaiser systems/organization.

Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Lani Medical Offices 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: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUNC|NUN|Non Union Contingent Worker Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Maui Lani Medical Offices - MRI-General - 1208 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 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.