Technologist MRI
 Cape Girardeau, MO

Variable Shift

Performs imaging procedures. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient care, acting as a patient advocate at all times. Applies principles of radiation protection when appropriate. Evaluates exams and procedures for technical quality. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate action and initiates life support measures


  • Accepts coaching as a way to improve the team and the organization
  • Provides excellence in hospitality, courtesy and compassion
  • Performs Imaging exams and procedures
  • Operates imaging and imaging related equipment
  • Positions and immobilizes patients as necessary
  • Obtains clinical data and patient history for correlation with the exam
  • Practices radiation protection for both the patient and themself. (MRI excluded)
  • Applies ALARA and “Image Gently” principles when applicable
  • Selects technical factors and imaging mode
  • Evaluates images for quality
  • Performs post-processing of images
  • Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of patients during treatments and examinations
  • Practice aseptic technique as necessary
  • Maintain IV skills. (CT, MR, and Diagnostic day shift)
  • Assist physicians, nursing units and physician’s offices in ordering exams and procedures appropriate to the needs and age of the patient. This includes taking into consideration recent radiation exposure
  • Assumes responsibility to assure exams and procedures are charged correctly
  • MRI practices MR safety and is responsible for the protection of magnetic zones
  • Prior to conducting any exam or procedure verifies correct patient, correct imaging site, correct positioning, correct imaging protocols and correct scanner parameters
  • Contributes to patient records
  • Assumes responsibility for assigned area
  • Performs equipment calibrations and adjustments
  • Provides input for equipment and supply purchase decisions
  • Instructs specific units of didactic and/or clinical education in area of expertise for technology programs imaging
  • In the absence of a manager, assumes acting supervisory responsibility, when requested.
  • Pursues ongoing continuing education
  • Assumes responsibility for portions of quality assurance program
  • May control inventory and purchase of supplies for designated areas
  • Duties require interaction with patients of various age groups, social and economic backgrounds
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Identifies and manages emergency situations
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of an emergency and determines course of action
  • Notifies appropriate healthcare provider when an immediate clinical response is necessary based on procedural findings and patient condition
  • Administers contrast media and is familiar with possible reactions and appropriate response to such reactions
  • Assists with clinical experience and education of students
  • Demonstrates the application of the principles of aseptic techniques in a knowledgeable manner. Corrects observed or suspected breaks in sterile technique according to Policy and Procedure
  • Communicates effectively. Properly uses SBAR to report patient progress
  • Follows policy with universal protocol. Uses two patient identifiers (name and birthday), identifies proceduralist’s initials and/or mark for site marking (when applicable), initiates and/or participates in the “time-out” immediately prior to skin incision
  • Utilizes universal precautions on all cases
  • Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic technique and is knowledgeable of the methods of sterilization and disinfection
  • Performs procedures safely with minimal supervision. Requests assistance when performing unfamiliar procedure, recognizes own limitations
  • Identifies and corrects potential hazards and safety measures to prevent injury including patient and occupational related hazards
  • Works hours as needed and requested by leadership, takes rotating call


  • Graduate of committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation (AMA) Imaging Technology program, or equivalent
  • Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (or registry eligible)
  • Registered in your modality specialty within one year of assignment to the area
  • Competency in imaging examinations as proven during the 1st 90 days
  • Within 90 days, employ must exhibit proficient computer skills
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • BLS Certified