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#115889 Senior MRI Technologist

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/24/2022

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UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/26/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/06/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Working under direct supervision, incumbent performs routine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures for diagnostic purposes in accordance with established guidelines and MRI protocols. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of principles of MRI safety. Prepares and positions patient for procedure by using established MRI protocols to achieve the highest quality image. Follows protocols specified by the Radiologist. Administers contrast media per protocol. Educates patient, collects patient history, communicates patient information to the Radiologist, and prepares patient for procedure. Enters complex data into the computer system. Reviews, verifies and evaluates images to ensure technical quality and image quality. Troubleshoots and resolves MRI-related PACS issues. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of a school of radiologic technology or MRI Technology program. Registered Technologist for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) issued by A.R.R.T. or ARMRIT.

  • CPR and Venipuncture certifications.

  • Experience to perform Magnetic Resonance scanning techniques to render diagnostic images. Knowledge of Magnetic Resonance physical principles, concepts and other investigational imaging modalities.

  • Demonstrated ability to obtain maximum diagnostic information, recognizing equipment and scanning limitations.

  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and related positioning for accurate imaging. Demonstrated ability to recognize structures that are visualized and anatomic relationships, normal and pathological. Experience to assess technical and diagnostic acceptability of images prior to record.

  • Thorough knowledge of Quality Control related to image quality.

  • Proven skill to check calibration status of equipment.

  • Ability to communicate clearly, courteously and effectively on the telephone and in person.

  • Knowledge of the principles of magnetic resonance safety.

  • Experience to perform examinations on patients from pediatrics to geriatrics. Demonstrated skill to work with clinically ill patients.


  • At least two (2) years of experience in MRI.
  • Previous cardiac MRI experience.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts, multiple locations, weekdays and weekends.

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

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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