MRI Technologist Clinical Instructor

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Category: Radiology
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 19127
FTE: 0.9


0.9 FTE, 12 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.

Job Summary

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

Assists department manager and/or supervisor with implementation of new MRI equipment. This includes performing in-services for technical staff, documenting quality assurance (QA) efforts and organizing on-going support for MRI as related to PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems). Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students, residents and faculty. Responsible for producing quality images following established departmental and QA protocols using independent judgment and initiative. Performs general and specialized MRI procedures which meet the department's standard of quality. 

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 hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  •  Partially accountable for work product of others and functions as a group leader. Communicates instructions, assigns work to outers, monitors progress and workflow, establishes work standards, schedules work, and provides input into manager¿s actions, including performance appraisals.

  •  Arranges on-going training for staff relative to MRI within their respective sections, i.e., Neuro, Body, and Cardiac.

  •  Compiles statistical and QA data as needed. Works with section chief radiologist to set imaging parameter and protocols.

  •  Works with both MRI and support vendors to trouble shoot issues and optimize system protocols.

  •  Must have high level knowledge of MRI, MRI Department and support services to manage both the daily outpatient and Inpatient schedule in coordination with the radiology resource nurse (RSN).

  •  Acts as a solid resource for other MRI technologists and staff regarding policies and procedures, imaging techniques and coordination of complex imaging procedures.

  •  Notifies appropriate personnel of supply requirements; makes recommendations concerning purchase, maintenance and/or repair of equipment.

  •  Participates in orientation and training of assigned staff, students, residents and faculty.

  •  Prepares contrast media and recognizes and responds to allergic reactions to contrast media.

  •  Prepares patient for exam, i.e. identifying oneself, explaining procedures, confirming patient ID and checking correctness of the order.

  •  Prepares room and equipment. Troubleshoots equipment failures and reports problems to the appropriate individual.

  •  Produces quality images following established departmental and QA (Quality Assurance) protocols to include technique, views, position, proper labeling and patient ID (Identification).

  •  Reports problems concerning staffing requirements, work methods, staff morale etc., and recommend solutions as appropriate to supervisor.

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

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification (MRI)


American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT)

Knowledge, Skills, & 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 apply judgment and make informed decisions.

  •  Ability to perform general and specialized MRI procedures which meet the department's standard of quality.

  •  Ability to plan, organize, develop tactical plans and set priorities.

  •  Ability to solve problems and identify solutions.

  •  Ability to speak and write effectively at a level appropriate for the job.

  •  Ability to work effectively as a team player.

  •  Knowledge of billing process.

  •  Knowledge of Imaging processes and techniques, methods and equipment.

  •  Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.

  •  Knowledge of MRI safety¿

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): $154,086.40 to $172,889.60

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.