All MRI Technologists project an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct and support the Radiology Department mission. They participate in the continuous quality improvement process while maintaining a working knowledge and following all departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
This knowledge may include the use of specialized instrumentation and quality control requirements, as well as specific regulatory requirements of Title 22, California Licensing & Certification of Health Facilities and Title 17, California Radiation Control Regulations. Performs other duties as assigned that do not violate laws or regulations that require personnel with special licensure.
The MRI technologist I is a registered professional with a minimum of 1 year dedicated MRI experience. Under the direction of the Technical Supervisor and Radiologist performs all MRI procedures with minimal supervision.
The technologist evaluates the scans for technical quality and makes corrections to optimize the procedures. Call responsibility.
Ensure that quality patient care is delivered to all patients on a 24-hour basis, and the unit is maintained in accordance with professional and regulatory standards and the philosophy and goals of Hoag.
Completes two (2) units of mandatory stroke specific training/education annually as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
All MRI technologists must graduate from an AMA approved Radiological Technology program.
Skills or Other Qualifications
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control. Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate clinical proficiency specific to age of population served.
Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, gross pathology, medical terminology and radiologic patient positioning. Demonstrates competency and proficiency in all MRI examinations.
Must be proficient in the use of all MRI equipment, hospital information system (Affinity), the radiology information system (RIS) and PACS. Must document all equipment malfunctions appropriately.
Performs service recovery as appropriate.
License and Certifications Required:
American Heart Association BLS Certification
State of California Radiologic Technologist License & Fluoroscopy Permit
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (MR) Certification within 6 months of hire
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian