MRI Technologist

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Category: Radiology
Job Type: Part-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 16541
FTE: 0.001


0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

This role is eligible for our career ladder program, which values and recognizes the importance of professional growth and development. The placement and progressions within this career ladder are determined by years of experience and demonstrated clinical competencies to the field of imagining technology. We encourage all applicants to consider this program as a unique opportunity to advance their careers within our organization. We are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment that fosters continuous learning and personal development. Advancement within the career ladder is contingent upon meeting specific criteria.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

Performs a variety of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures on patients using high field strength magnets and related equipment. Performs MRI imaging sequences necessary to reach a medical diagnosis and decision. Works under the guidance of Radiologists; participates in resident training program and may be responsible for specific areas of instruction in the training of Radiology students, house staff, or others, in MRI procedures, protocols, and equipment and/or safety issues. Bills all procedures performed and maintain necessary paperwork.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

• Assists in the training of Radiology students, house staff, or others, in MRI procedures, protocols, and equipment and/or safety issues

• Bills all procedures performed and maintain necessary paperwork.

• Obtains quality images for medical diagnosis by performing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures as directed by a physician by using appropriate technical factors and scanning techniques

• Performs and remains current on all scanning protocols.

• Photographs and develops film in accordance with the department standards. Evaluates MRI scans for technical quality, collate processed images and sequence of exposure and label appropriately.

• Prepares patients for MRI exam: explains procedure, ensures that patient screening form is properly completed, safely transfers patient to MRI equipment, properly positions patient and assists patient on completion of exam; completes exams in the required timeframe.

• Troubleshoots equipment problems and when necessary report to the proper personnel for repair.

• Utilizes ancillary equipment appropriately: PACS system, laser camera, MedRad power injector, IDXRad, and Invivo monitor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Completion of an accredited Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program or Radiologic technology program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with widely diverse groups, including individuals at all levels both within and outside the organization and gain their cooperation.

• Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

• Ability to perform general and specialized radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures which meet the departments standard of quality.

• Ability to troubleshoot, document and communicate equipment problems.

• Ability to work effectively as a team player.

• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.

• Knowledge of Magnetic resonance imaging physics, physiology, structural and organic anatomy including cross-sectional anatomy.

• Knowledge of Magnetic resonance imaging techniques, methods, and equipment.

• Knowledge of medical equipment, instruments, and related functionalities.

• Knowledge of methods of positioning patients for radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging procedures.

• Knowledge of principles of image processing and development applicable to diagnostic imaging.

• Knowledge of safety principles and procedures related to ultrasound procedures and equipment.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $143,873.60 to $160,888.00

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.