Job Description

Payroll Title:
Thornton Radiology
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
La Jolla Medical Center
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

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#119842 Imaging Services MRI Manager

Extended Deadline: Tue 12/13/2022

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/7/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/15/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health, a world-class Academic Medical Center, is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, visionary leader to oversee our MRI Department throughout the UC San Diego Health organization. This person will have the opportunity to work with an outstanding Department of Radiology, School of Medicine faculty who are thought leaders in their fellowship trained areas of sub-specialties. At UC San Diego our MRI services provide the most advanced and scientific MRI image exams and image quality on the most advanced equipment. This includes but is not limited to Cardiology, Oncology, Neurosciences and MSK exams and/or intraoperative procedures in our new Jacob Medical Center operating suites.

This also includes overseeing the MRI services for the regions only comprehensive level one trauma center and TJC Accredited Certified Comprehensive Acute Stroke program. If you are a leader that places great importance on patient experience, as well as emphasizing the importance of staff experience/engagement through a variety of exciting and creative efficient ways, you’ll fit in with our existing team of Imaging Leadership. Come join the UC San Diego Health Imaging Services team in sunny San Diego where we work and play year round under the sun.

The position is responsible for managerial responsibilities for the operational needs of the MRI Radiology service, duties include: productivity standards/target, budget targets, schedule staff, assign staff to key workstations, ATS payroll entries, provides training for staff, update protocols and policies, recruit and interview new staff, provide new employee orientation, staff performance evaluations, order supplies, act as liaison for MRI radiology customers, effectively communicate to resolve problems, enforce policies and standards of practice, coach and discipline as required. Must be able to demonstrate and apply a basic knowledge of the principles of MRI and follow state and federal regulations.


  • Eleven (11) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's Degree in a related area plus seven (7) years of related experience/training to include three years of lead and/or Supervisory experience, preferably in MRI Radiology setting overseeing 25 + employees.

  • Familiar with union contracts, budget, accreditation, equipment planning, contract/project management,& licensing experience.

  • Proven experience and proven clinical practice knowledge with applied background in Imaging Services/MRI.

  • Thorough knowledge of terms, concepts, and protocols.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in an acute care setting to improve operations.


  • Registered Technologist for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) issued by ARRT or ARMRIT.
  • Five(5) years of experience as a MRI Tech in similar role and setting.


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

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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