Career Opportunities

MRI Technologist

Job Title: MRI Technologist
Reports To:  Clinic Manager
FLSA Status: 
Department: OPI
Prepared By:  Estella Woodley

Summary: The MRI Technologist, under direct supervision, Produces detailed tissue images for medical diagnosis by performing a variety of magnetic resonance imaging procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform MRI procedures at a tech level in accordance with protocols and policies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and medical terminology.
  • Must have knowledge of regulatory requirements relating to MRI exams and equipment.
  • Properly position patients to provide quality imaging.
  • Provide clear instructions and appropriately prepare patients for MRI examinations.
  • Operate MRI equipment to produce images of designated portions of the body.
  • Establish intravenous access and administer intravenous contrast for MRI exams.
  • Demonstrate understanding of MRI applications.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public.
  • Search patient charts, histories and prior imaging exams for potential contraindications to MRI.
  • Gather MRI implant safety information and manufacturer’s guidelines for scanning implants to present for review to lead technologist.
  • Clean and disinfect patient rooms.
  • Order, inventory and re-stock department supplies.
  • Follow infection control and safety guidelines.
  • Must be able to work extended hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends.

Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions. Working knowledge of washer-sterilizer, sonic, steam and gas sterilizers.
  • Interpersonal – Keeps emotions under control. Must be sensitive to other people’s feelings and reactions – must understand pain and how it affects the patient.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions. Possess the tact necessary to communicate effectively with patients, physicians and co-workers.
  • Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • Team player – Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.
  • Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Makes timely decisions.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to physician & supervisor’s direction; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must pass Urine Analysis and criminal background check.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of an accredited Radiology program required.

Certification/Licensure:

  • National registration in Magnetic Resonance with the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT).
  • Current CPR/BLS Certification for Health Care Providers,
  • Minimum (2) years’ experience in MRI.

Preferred Qualifications

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to patients, physicians, manager of department, etc.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Computer Skills:

Knowledge of modern office equipment, systems and procedures, including computer skills and type efficiently; an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Internet software; Order processing systems; Knowledge of medical software is a plus.

Work Environment:

This is a fast paced environment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is working in a medical office environment.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and infectious diseases that require following established precautionary measures. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and aggressive individuals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires frequent lifting and moving patients 100 to 300 lbs pounds with/without assistance. Requires frequent bending, reaching, and repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with medium to heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

Klamath Orthopedic Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested applicants should contact Estella: estella.woodley@skylakes.org

Please include your resume and a brief description of how your skills fit the position

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