MRI Technologist – HCCII MRI – Full Time 8 Hour Rotating Shifts (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

As an integral part of the Imaging Services Team, the Magnetic Resonance Technologist provides support for the radiologists by performing highly specialized MRI studies in the MRI department and the Operating Room. Provides related work as required.

Essential Duties:

  • Organizes, plans and directs activities relating to patients and procedures for their designated area.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of MRI physics and computer science related to MRI scanning.
  • Demonstrates complete working knowledge of imaging equipment and computer software necessary to perform studies.
  • Calibrates imaging systems periodically as required (i.e., tube warm-up).
  • Demonstrates correct and adequate cross-sectional anatomic positioning skills.
  • Selects appropriate MRI scanning technique/equipment and determines the most suitable anatomical posture and positions.
  • Procedures are planned and executed considering physiologic and developmental age. Serves ages infant through geriatric.
  • Reviews examination for proper positioning, technique and identification as per approved protocols.
  • Confirms patient identification by verifying name and birthdate.
  • Reviews patient questionnaire, doctor’s order and requisition for physician notes and/or special instructions, reviews with radiologist and patient if necessary, to assure safety and appropriateness.
  • Recognizes emergency situations, indicate code and properly administer aid as needed.
  • Performs visual inspections, selects appropriate equipment and applies immobilization devices as required.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination to patient and instruments.
  • Records pertinent patient information and completes all paperwork as required and assists in maintaining files.
  • Performs billing functions timely and accurately.
  • Prepares examination for interpretation by radiologist. Scans supporting documentation into PACS.
  • Keeps MRI scan rooms/work stations neat, orderly, and prepared and assures exam room is stocked with appropriate supplies.
  • Assists with ordering and stocking of department supplies and equipment.
  • Willingly performs other related duties outside immediate work area as assigned or required (i.e., scheduling, Q.C. follow-up, transport, clerical).
  • May be required to participate in after hours uncontrolled standby and call back.
  • Position may require the use of a pager while on duty and while on stand by.
  • Required to participate in after hours uncontrolled standby and call back.
  • Position requires the use of a pager while on duty and while on stand by.
  • Exhibits organizational skills and utilizes time efficiently.
  • Accepts change as an opportunity for growth, learning and development; adapts to changing procedures and goals in a cooperative and positive manner.
  • Assist in maintaining an atmosphere of cooperation with other departments, medical staff and fellow employees.
  • Acts as a mentor to and is a source of information for less experienced Radiology Technologist.
  • Acts as an ambassador of good will when interacting with all staff members and other departments.
  • Uses the chain of command appropriately to communicate any concerns with the department, co-workers or medical staff.
  • Responsible for work schedule hours if any changes were made. Demonstrates computer science knowledge and principles related to any other modalities (CT, MRI or Angio) and films according to approved protocols.
  • Ensures that intraoperative safety measures and policy is followed when performing MRI procedures in the Operating Room.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • Req Specialized/technical training Graduate of an approved MRI Technology school/Program.
  • Req Must have excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak, read and write English proficiently.
  • Req Demonstrates ability to effectively work with physicians, staff, and patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 1 year Experience as an MRI technologist.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Certified Radiologic Technologist (CA DPH)
  • Req Registered Technologist – R.T. (ARRT)
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $45.00 – $76.50. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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