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MRI Technologist I

  • Requisition no: 519866
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Radiology
  • Grade: Technical Grade 8
  • Categories: Health/Clinical
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: SSA
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

Under the direction of a Radiologist, performs a wide variety of technical procedures utilizing magnetic resonance imaging or other modalities to obtain computer-processed images of designated portions of the body.


  • Ensures patient safety by screening for medical conditions, allergy history and foreign objects such as metal implants, pacemakers, aneurysm clips, hearing aids and shrapnel
  • Confirms the appropriateness of the exam by reviewing the referral form and radiologist protocol and patient questionnaire; brings any discrepancy to the attention of the radiologist
  • Ensures patient and equipment safety by following the MRI safety policy and procedure
  • Performs scans following standardized protocols, tailoring if needed due to patient variable such as body habitus
  • Maintains and retrieves patient data by appropriate use of PACS and other information systems; generates hard copies when appropriate
  • Maintains log books and machine performance data
  • Assists in the administering of first aid as needed
  • Displays courtesy and respect to all patients, medical staff, visitors and co-workers
  • Maintains cleanliness and orderliness of the work area and equipment
  • Assists in expediting patient flow while maintaining quality
  • Competent to care for patients based upon the age groups treated
  • Competent to administer contrast media via appropriate peripheral IV access as ordered and directed by qualified physician staff while abiding by NY state guidelines (if appropriately certified)
  • Participates along with nursing in monitoring patients pre, during and post contrast administration for possible allergic reaction to contrast media
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training and experience
  • New York State Licensed X-Ray Technologist by the Department of Health. Registered X-Ray Technologist by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • ARRT/MRI certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • New York State license to inject contrast
  • Successful completion of Hospital-sponsored training program
  • Experience with Radiology information Systems, PACS, Data processing and digital data transfer process

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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