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MRI Technologist

Requisition # 19005186 Apply Now

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Join the Cedars-Sinai team as an MRITechnologist!

The Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) is an interdisciplinary research program established in 2010 to develop and apply state-of-the-art imaging technologies to today’s most pressing translational research and clinical questions. For further information, please visit https://www.cedars-sinai.org/research/departments-institutes/biomedical-imaging.html

BIRI is currently seeking a highly motivated MRI Technologist to support their groundbreaking research and clinical imaging program! Under general supervision, the MRI Technologist performs at an advanced level to support the research activities for the Research Imaging Core and the BIRI faculty. The incumbent demonstrates advanced knowledge, makes complex research/technical judgments, and is competent in the field of certification. He/She will demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions, and serve as a role model for peers, students, and other staff members.

Job Summary Continued:
The MRI technologist maintains competency of skills including the ability to perform procedures on subjects with diverse cultural backgrounds, identify safety concerns in the age related population and institute measures to provide a safe environment, and effectively communicate/explain procedures based on the subject’s age and make adjustments accordingly. He/She will participate in scheduling, ordering supplies, stocking for daily MRI function and keeping a billing log. He/She will keep records of studies and scanner down time and loss of revenue. Additional duties may include general and administrative support functions necessary for routine operations. Adheres to Cedars-Sinai Health System Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Conduct, IRB and IACUC policies, departmental policies and procedures, and complies with Job Hazard Analysis protocols.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Performs routine and specialized duties related to MRI imaging of patients and research subjects (human, canine, porcine) according to standard and research protocols and SOPs.
  • Demonstrates analytical abilities to identify and review problem situations, high level of responsibility and independence, flexibility with working hours (including evenings and weekends) to accommodate departmental needs.
  • Maintains equipment, supplies, and work area in accordance with departmental guidelines and expectations; includes imaging QA and minor troubleshooting.
  • Maintains accurate, comprehensive, and timely documentation of all activities.
  • Performs computer processing of acquired imaging; demonstrates and maintains working knowledge of imaging processing and software/hardware components.
  • Performs IV placement, administers contrast agents, provides other patient care duties within scope of license.
  • Coordinates studies by retrieving and processing requisitions and data, reviews requests for pertinent information and obtains patient history as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to recognize serious health emergencies and responds with appropriate action, is aware of contraindications of testing.
  • Demonstrates professional maturity in all interactions with patients, research subjects, and staff.
  • Performs research duties (e.g., protocol planning/development, scanning, completing forms, informed consent, etc.) according to good clinical practices (GCP),regulations, institutional policies, and IRB/HIPAA.
  • Additional job duties as needed.
Educational Requirements:
  • Graduated from accredited program with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in a senior capacity in an acute care setting.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
  • A valid State of California certification
  • ARRT(R), ARRT (N) or CNMT
  • American Heart Association BLS certification
  • Venipuncture (section specific) and any other job related certifications. 
  • Ultrasound and Vascular Technologist must have a valid ARDMS/RVT certification. 
Experience:
  • Five (5) years of experience in an acute clinical setting, cardiac and MR spectroscopy experience preferred. 
  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed knowledge of general objectives in MR methodologies and applications, equipment, human anatomy and physiology, computer skills and current experience in a hospital environment.
  • Must be well-versed in all QA/QC applications. 
  • Must have strong interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills, and full command (verbal and written) of the English language.
  • Physical ability and perceptive acuity, to satisfactorily perform all direct and indirect patient care functions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with peers, patients, physicians and other customers of the medical center. 
Physical Demands:
  • Frequent sitting and standing; occasional walking and bending; occasional lifting of materials up to 25 pounds for distances to 10 feet.
  • Responsiveness to auditory alarms and communication devices including: telephones, beepers, fire alarms, mechanical failure alarms.
  • Visual acuity including color differentiation.
  • Sufficient mobility to access equipment, subjects and other customers.
  • Daily functions may include incidental exposure to hazards associated with exposure to radiation and magnetic fields.
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and hazardous materials.
  • Some functions may require use of protective gear: lead aprons, gloves, face and syringe shields.
  • Repetitive hand motions.
  • Computer work contributing to eye strain and back fatigue.
  • Working Title: MRI Technologist
  • Department: BMS - Administrative Effort
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Imaging
  • Job Specialty: Diagnostic Imaging
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 10 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time
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