Job Description

Job Title: MRI Tech
Job ID: 698865
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Evening with Rotation
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: MRI
Location: , Altoona PA


Casual - Evening with Rotation

Posted:  6/11/2018


Under the direction of a radiologist, performs magnetic resonance imaging at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of technical and screening procedures that requires independent judgment with ingenuity and initiative to apply a magnetic field and radiofrequencies. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures, as required.


  • Acquires and maintains skill level in venipuncture therapy in accordance with department policy.
  • Addresses all patient information to ensure patient safety, and directs patients accordingly
  • Assists in performing first aid as necessary. Technologist will possess skills and system for first aid as necessary and renew skills annually per job requirements.
  • Assists physicians in administering contrast media. Technologist has needed items, contrast, amount to be injected available plus any other materials as directed by physician and/or radiologist.
  • Complies with established occupational BBF and TB exposure policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease.
  • Maintains adequate records as directed on requisitions, etc. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness. Secures and returns supplies.
  • May be responsible for specific areas of instruction for ancillary personnel. Technologist will cooperate in education for ancillary staff, students and whomever directed by supervisor or medical or Administrative Directors.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination. Technologist will consistently provide sterile environment items to insure patient's and co-workers' well being.
  • Provides immobilizing devices as required. Provides immobilizing devices as required.
  • Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.Technologist insures that all guidelines are followed for the patient, co-workers and understand what requirements are necessary.
  • Rotates within the department or other areas and by shift as required.
  • Selects and operates equipment as directed. Technologist set up equipment to provide the best information on exam as needed.
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Proper technical factors as exam, diagnosis indicates; technologist sets equipment as needed.
  • Supports department and hospital based CPI activities by actively participating in the CPI process.
  • Transfers and positions patients. Technologists moves patient into positions per exam, radiologist dictates.
  • Use of PACS and Syngo.Has knowledge of the hospital PACS system, to review and acquire current and previous images. Use of the Radiology Information System and Sorian Scheduling System. Has knowledge in performing the tasks of scanning documents, interactive documents, able to charge, revise, and add procedures.


Completion of formal training from an MRI program accredited by the ARRT.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
ARRT Certification Must obtain MRI registry within 18 months of hire date CPR or BLS Required Act 33, 34, 73 CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.44 to $33.48

Union Position: No

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