Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$29.30 - $36.45 / Hour
Rancho Bernardo
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

#124974 (HA4) Psychiatry TMS Technician Lead

Initial Review Date: Wed 10/18/2023

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Under general supervision of the Interventional Psychiatry Manager, the technician will provide repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders. This is an FDA approved, non-invasive form of brain stimulation with minimal side effects. The Lead TMS technician will be responsible for leadership of TMS technicians, training of TMS technicians, work queue management, insurance/authorization management, and patient flow of TMS patients to ensure timely access to treatment based on capacity and demand.

The technician will also be responsible for administering rTMS treatment lo patients on a daily basis utilizing standard protocols outlined by the Interventional Psychiatry team. As well as technical services for both clinical and research purposes, the technician will provide a comprehensive range of duties including intake management, scheduling, authorization, and other administrative duties. The Lead TMS technician will also be responsible for patient safe and quality monitoring and be an active participant with clinical team care planning and treatment. May perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Three (3) years related experience.

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with patients and co-workers.

  • Ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner in dealing with patients and their families.

  • Proven ability to field and manage a high volume of interaction with patients and their families.

  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple responsibilities and shift priorities as needed.

  • Strong ability to consistently prioritize patient care over other work demands.

  • Willingness to be flexible (e.g., work schedule).

  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with mental health populations.


  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date
  • EPIC, EMR.
  • Experience with Psychiatric population.
  • UCSD procedural experience.
  • Experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment.
  • Knowledge of UCSD IRB and other federal research policies and procedures.
  • Bi-lingual in both Spanish and English.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations including weekends based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $61,178 - $76,108 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $29.30 - $36.45

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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