MRI Technologist

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Westerly, RI
Nov 19, 2018


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
Under the direction of the MRI Superviosr and the supervision of a radiologist, performs a variety of technical procedures applying a prescribed magnetic field to obtain high quality images for interpretation by a radiologist..
Supervises No supervisory responsibilities Approx. number of direct reports
Approx. number of indirect reports
Age of Patient Populations Served (check all that apply)
Neonates 1 ? 30 days Infants 30 days ? 1yr. Children 1 ? 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 ? 18 yrs. Adults 19 ? 70 yrs. Geriatrics 70+ No patient contact

  • 1. MRI Competency for each Procedure
  • 1.1 Performs clinical assessment and diagnostic accurate examinations.
  • 1.2 Ability to adjust exam based on observations and findings to optimize diagnostic information (additional scans, changing parameters etc.).
  • 1.3 Image optimized by using correct coil, centering properly, adjusting technique when applicable.
  • 1.4 Accurate and complete documentation (i.e. labels contrast, writes in logbook, records in Affinity, initials requisitions etc.).
  • 2. Time Management
  • 2.1 Works timely efficiently, independently and completes all tasks.
  • 2.2 Makes every attempt to add on patients when asked by front office or physician?s office.
  • 2.3 Ability to multi-task and work under stressful conditions if needed.
  • 2.4 Performs other work related duties, and takes on new responsibilities if asked.
  • 3. Equipment Competencies
  • 3.1 Maintains safe functioning, operation, and cleanliness of MRI equipment and coils.
  • 3.2 Understanding of how to troubleshoot equipment when necessary.
  • 3.3 Reports any equipment problems or safety issues to appropriate personnel.
  • 3.4 Ability to deviate from a protocol when necessary.
  • 4. Patient Competencies
  • 4.1 Assumes responsibility for the safety and well-being of all patients.
  • 4.2 Allows patients the opportunity to ask questions, and effectively communicates answers.
  • 4.3 Always respects and follows Patient rights.
  • 5. Contrast Injection Competencies
  • 5.1 Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use of protective Barrier equipment for injections.
  • 5.2 Ensures that a contrast consent form is signed every contrast is given
  • 5.3 Checks Creatinine/GFR level on all patients when applicable and discusses any concerns with Radiologist before proceeding with injection.
  • 5.4 Charges and logs contrast appropriately in Synapse, Affinity, and patient Log Book.
  • 6. Departmental Competencies
  • 6.1 Assist in daily operations of department
  • 6.2 Maintain patient logs, screening form, and other necessary paperwork
  • 6.3 Ability to utilize Affinity, PAC?s EDM scanner, Synapse and Scheduling Program.
  • 6.4 Insures Requisition, MD order, and patient history are complete.
  • 7. Essential Functions
  • 7.1 Good organizational skills
  • 7.2 Ability to work unsupervised and perform independently and confidently
  • 7.3 Maintain positive working attitude
  • 7.4 Is flexible and adaptable in department
  • 8. Quality of Operation
  • 8.1 Ability to work well with others in department and other areas of Hospital
  • 8.2 Is flexible with schedule or hours if department needs change (i.e. LOA, sick call, etc.).
  • 8.3 Assists in ordering supplies and/or stocking room
  • 8.4 Takes responsibilities for his or her own actions and mistakes.

    Other information:


    Requires thorough knowledge of physics and anatomy in MRI Satisfactory completion of a formal school of radiological technology approved by AMA. Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist


    Minimum of one year MRI experience required. Prior experience in ultrasound, CT, nuclear medicine, DSA, cross-sectional anatomy and computer operations is preferred.


    Registration by the ARRT and state licensed. CPR certification (BLS) required



    Good communication, great team skills Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy



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    Job Info

    Job: 162

    Department: MRI
    Category: Technologist/tech
    Sub Category: DIAG IMAGING
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: AS NEEDED
    Hours: 0.00