Job Description

Payroll Title:
Radiology Administration
Hiring Pay Scale
$48.47 - $92.05 / Hour
Hillcrest Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hour Shifts, Monday-Friday

#128237 Magnetic Resonance Safety Officer

Filing Deadline: Mon 4/15/2024

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Applies extensive knowledge of quality data analysis and / or improvement (QI) concepts, methodologies, and data collection and abstraction techniques to substantial projects of large scope and high degrees of complexity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide advanced MRI safety training
  • Understand the risks posed by the static magnetic field, radiofrequency field and time varying gradients.
  • Understand how to interpret MR Conditions and guide front line staff in correcting necessary protocol changes (SAR reduction, exam length, burn/heating risk.
  • Consider the technical aspects of neurostimulators and cardiac devices.
  • Screening of pacemaker implants (procedure pass).
  • Able to respond to various emergencies in the MRI environment.
  • Understand risks posed by gadolinium-based contrast agents.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding and capability to implement principles outlined in the ACR Manual on MR Safety.
  • Update MRI policies and guidelines to updated MRI safety standards.
  • Understand the proper use and implementation of ferromagnetic detection systems.
  • Evaluate MRI safety related case studies (team up w/ MRSD and MRSE to determine safety, if needed).
  • Ongoing education on implants, new devices, processes and safety concerns.
  • Spearhead any MRI safety iReports.
  • Assessment of safety practices and physical space in line with ACR guidelines.
  • Attend committee meetings and report on safety incidents and risk mitigation plans.
  • Able to float to other locations based on department needs.
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


  • Nine (9) years of MRI experience, education/training; OR a Bachelor's Degree in Radiology, Healthcare Administration or related area plus five (5+) or more years as an MRI Tech.

  • In-depth knowledge of QI standards, clinical chart review and abstraction, and regulatoryrequirements.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of QI models, tools, and techniques, including collection, abstraction, validation, analysis, reporting of data, and use of performance and benchmark indicators.

  • Organizational and project management skills, with the ability to lead a team, prioritizetasks, and see projects through from inception to completion on schedule.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills to manage multiple levels of highly-complexinformation and responsibilities, to quickly assess problems, and to develop and implement timely and effective solutions.

  • Advanced interpersonal skills for collaborating effectively with all levels of clinical and technical staff and representatives of external regulatory agencies and for mentoring lower-level QI staff.

  • Ability to effectively convey complex clinical, technical, and educational information bothverbally and in writing, and to produce high quality reports, documentation, and presentations.

  • Knowledge of various administrative and business software packages, and of the specialized applications for quality data management.

  • Advanced skills to influence and persuade staff, management, and clinicians at all levels andacross departments.


  • Registered Technologist for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) issued by ARRT or ARMRIT.
  • Previous experience working as and MRSO in a hospital setting.
  • MRSO certification.


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $192,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $92.05

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