direct supervision of the Director, MRI Operations and Medical Director, MRI
and on a continuing and assigned basis, incumbent performs basic and complex MR
imaging procedures and may be assigned post-processing responsibilities.
Complex imaging procedures can be identified
by the presence of five of the six following characteristics; a physician’s
presence is required, complex equipment is used (MRI scanners and accessories,
MR safe power injectors, MR safe patient monitoring devices, MR safe drug
infusion systems, 3D workstations for post processing of scan data), a surgical
or interventional procedure is involved, there is a vascular injection of
paramagnetic contrast media, series of slices is taken to produce diagnostic
images of the human anatomy and vascular following prescribed protocols and
QualificationsThe MR technologist must demonstrate an understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology and medical terminology. The MR technologist must maintain a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning and image acquisition/formation.
He/she must maintain knowledge about magnetic field safety and properly screen all patients and visitors prior to admittance into the MR magnet room. The MR Technologist prepares and administers paramagnetic contrast media in accordance with department, hospital, policy and state and federal regulations, maintains accurate up-to-date records of procedures performed; ensure accurate processing of Radiology requisitions/orders in the Radiology Information System and exercises strict patient confidentiality.
The MR Technologist must perform accurate image archival via appropriate local archival media and perform accurate verification and archival of complete MR exams on the GE PACS Centricity workstations. The MR Technologist is also required to operate various post processing/3D workstations. The MR Technologist is the primary liaison between patients, radiologists and other members of the support team.
He/she must remain sensitive to physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, patient assessment and education, patient monitoring and patient care skills. The MR Technologist must use professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking when performing all duties, and render first aid as needed until further assistance can be obtained to maintain the patient’s health.
MR Technologists are responsible for optimal patient care and patient safety, public education and enhanced knowledge and technical competence. The MR Technologist is required to float/flex between various scanning locations staffed by the UCLA Department of Radiology, adhere to the on-call, holiday, weekend and weekly work schedules as prepared by the Lead Technologist or Director and participate in rotating shifts as required.
The MR Technologist must follow departmental and hospital policies and procedures, comply with Medical Center health and infection control policies, initiate proper requests for required maintenance or repair of equipment, inspect all devices for damage and ensure they are operating within accepted parameters.
He/she must maintain a clean and orderly work area, adhere to departmental work rules and demonstrate a professional attitude by being courteous towards patients, visitors, co-workers, nurses and physicians, comply with the dress code and the attendance and tardiness standards.
The MR Technologist must maintain current CRT, ARRT and CPR certifications.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.