MRI Imaging Technologist - 20 hours
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Under general supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance
Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional
images of the human anatomy and vasculature for diagnostic and/or
therapeutic purposes. Performs MR imaging protocols and operates
hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize MR image
quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians
in-order to diagnose diseases. Provide functional direction to
- Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles
of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local
- Responsive to the needs of others by exhibiting professional
behavior toward health plan members and co-workers.
- Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain
- Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical,
emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of
services to patients of the age group served.
- Identifies the impact of cultural diversity and lifestyle
choices on patient condition and makes accommodations for such
- Utilizes proper body mechanics.
- Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive, and
- Observes all organizational, regional, medical service area and
Diagnostic Imaging Department policies and procedures.
- Maintains standards of professional behavior established to
enhance quality of service.
- Utilizes effective communication skills.
- Demonstrates behavior that meets established standards for
professionalism in all interactions with patients and staff.
- Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with
- Provides training and orientation to new MRI technologists and
training of MRI technologists.
- Assists other technologists as needed.
- Performs MRI studies according to established imaging protocols
including but not limited to placing specified coil close to the
area of interest.
- Explains to patients the magnetic resonance imaging procedures,
address patient concerns, and, exhibits high degree of tact,
courtesy and poise when interacting with patients, staff and
- Ensures patient and staff safety which includes explaining
safety protocol, requesting removal of hazardous metal objects,
and, alerting staff the danger of carrying metal around
- Performs all routine aspects of MRI procedures, including but
not limited to QC, start-up procedures, signal-to-noise test scans,
program/sequence selection, contrast injection, and image
- Operates various x-ray and imaging control consoles, portable
units, tube assemblies, lock systems, collimators, filters and
tubes in-order to perform diagnostic radiographic procedures and
exams including - but not limited to - gastro-intestinal exams,
plain radiography in areas such as operating room, urology and
- Operates auxiliary imaging equipment such as - but not limited
to - tomographic units, Buckies, image intensifiers, spot film
devices, video monitors, CR equipment, digital imaging, C-arms and
- Prepares and administers the appropriate oral, intestinal and
I.V. contrast media or as appropriate, assists the radiologist with
I.V. Contrast administration.
- Ensures that correct and required patient identification
information and "left" or "right" marker appears on all
- Centers tube and film to area of interest.
- Utilizes appropriate photo-timing, mill-amperes (MA),
kilovoltage (KVP), seconds, distance, collimation, intensifying
screens, film speed and grids in-order to produce diagnostic
quality images which demonstrate the area(s) of interest and
exhibit acceptable contrast, density and detail.
- Explains the exam/procedure to the patient in-order to solicit
cooperation and obtain patient understanding.
- Assesses the patient's history and overall condition and makes
the necessary modifications in technique and/or positioning to
compensate for pathology or other considerations.
- Selects appropriate coil for requested exam and positions coil
(i.e., head coil or knee coil) to demonstrate area of interest and
to obtain maximum transmit and receive signal, selects monitoring
devices and support equipment as required by patient
- Obtains optimum MRI imaging throughout the entire region of
interest by selecting and applying imaging parameters such as but
not limited to: field of view, number of slices, slice thickness,
number of excitations (acquisitions), repetition time, echo time,
phase direction, frequency direction, matrix and gap between
- Performs tuning procedures, utilizes appropriate protocols for
producing optimal images.
- Identifies artifacts if present and rectifies problems.
- Recognizes the need for additional sequences, changes in
protocols and the need for paramagnetic contrast studies based on
patient pathology, physical condition or sub-optimal image
- Apply MR interventional, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI),
echo planar, spectroscopy, maximum intensity projection, cine and
- Enters into computer system specific data such patient history,
anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified.
- Keys commands to specify scan sequences in computer and adjusts
transmitters and receivers, views images of area being scanned on
video display screens to ensure image quality.
- Archive images to PACS.
- Utilizes a knowledge of proper patient/part positioning and
department protocols to obtain routine and other indicated views
required for standard projections.
- Observes all required radiation safety/protection regulations
and standards in-order to minimize dose and avoid/minimize repeat
- Uses lead shielding and collimation as appropriate.
- Critiques images for diagnostic qualities and other properties
such as artifacts and appropriately consults with supervisor and/or
radiologist to clarify any areas of uncertainty.
- Completes requisition with all required and pertinent
- Complies with all required continuing education standards.
- May perform other duties as required and assigned.
- Minimum two (2) years of experience where the last twelve (12)
months in radiologic technology, including one (1) year of recent
experience in magnetic resonance imaging.
- May substitute one (1) year MRI experience with successful
completion of the department's formal MRI training program.
- Graduation from a JRCERT approved school of Radiologic
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED)
required. License, Certification, Registration
- Possess current and valid Certified Radiologic Technologist
(CRT) certificate, and, Fluoroscopy Permit issued by the State of
California Department of Public Health.
- BLS and certificate in venipuncture.
- Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT) as a Registered Radiologic Technologist
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the
theories, principles, practices and techniques of radiologic
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and utilize the principles,
theories, practices, and techniques of basic and advanced magnetic
resonance imaging including clinical exams, physics, MRI safety,
cross-sectional anatomy and patient care.
- Three (3) years of clinical experience as an MRI technologist
- Computed Tomography experience, preferred.
- Advanced Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by
the ARRT (MR)
Job Category: Imaging & Radiology
Keywords: Kaiser, Bakersfield , MRI Imaging Technologist - 20 hours, Other , Tupman, California
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