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MRI Technologist

St Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center Pasadena, Texas

The posted compensation range of $32.95 - $47.78 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2023-312031 Employment Type Per Diem Department Diagnostic Imaging Center Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule Varies Remote No Category Radiology

Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.

MRI Technologist Position Summary:  Uses machines that utilize strong magnets and radio waves, instead of radiation to create body images; is trained as a radiology technologist who Works in the imaging department, and has specific training to perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic technical procedures in the MRI department.

  • Responsible in enforcing magnetic field safety for MRI patients, operator and visitors.
  • Monitors the patient’s condition before and after the scan to ensure patient safety and comfort
  • Explains testing procedures to patient ensuring patient understands what the involvement of the exam.
  • Positions and instructs the patient about the preparation for the MRI test
  • Knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy of the head, thorax and abdomen, physiology, and MRI terminology, practices and procedures
  • Be familiar with specific MRI coding systems
  • Maintain patient confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Prepares equipment ensuring that equipment is operational, safe and functioning according to diagnostic standards.
  • Problem solves equipment failure and imaging quality and contacts service representative and CES regarding equipment problems.
  • Completes all quality checks and Ensures that equipment logs are maintained.
  • Completes all clinical supply inventory, ensuring that each diagnostic room is complete with the necessary supplies required to perform the procedures.
  • Actively Participates with patient exams, performing routine, urgent, and emergent patient requests.
  • Assists with patients with basic clinical care.
  • Assists with patient scheduling when required.
  • Ensures that patient orientation, patient preparation/history and patient teaching is provided prior, during and following exam completion.
  • Reviews the physician orders to verify the types of diagnostic exam requested and that the indication for the procedure is consistent.
  • Selects the specific equipment settings for the prescribed exam and modifies the settings to ensure optimal image quality is obtained.
  • Completes the diagnostic exam according to specific departmental procedural protocols. Each exam has specific defined protocols
  • Obtains assistance with any procedure which are not completed, or if there are any patient care issues.
  • Completes patient visit by ensuring that the exam is complete, the documentation has been processed including patient charges and the patient has been discharged safely.
  • Completes image processing, PACS QA, including the documentation of logs, demographic and diagnostic information required for departmental, hospital and patient record documentation.
  • Completes all image post-processing


Education and Licensure:

*Associate’s Degree preferred
* Certificate from accredited MRI program and Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (MR);  OR
Registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - ARRT (R)(MR); must maintain current and certified by State of Texas - MR

*CPR/BLS certification


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