Job Description

Job Title: MRI Technologist Specialist
Job ID: 33116443
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: MRI
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


Grow with UPMC Imaging Services! Our career ladder was created to help you grow professionally with opportunities to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint! 

This position is daylight hours Monday through Friday with no weekends, holidays or call.


In addition to performing imaging procedures at an advanced level, provides technical expertise to multiple business units. Functions as a resource to staff to provide orientation, continuing education and protocol development.

  • Creates and implements new training programs, where applicable, and assists with the startup of new offsite locations. 
  • Responsibilities for new locations include, but are not limited to, working on reporting systems, obtaining appropriate images and effectively communicating with attending physicians as well as co-workers and patients
  • Attends advanced training sessions and seminars in order to maintain industry standards in imaging techniques and disseminates information to imaging departmental leadership and as a part of new hire orientation.
  • Responsible for tech quality assurance program and the reviewing and updating of protocols alongside of or in place of the Lead MRI Tech. 
  • Assumes leadership role in training staff on new equipment
  • Serves as a technical resource to technologists on a daily operational basis. 
  • Assists technologist with continuing education needs and participates as a peer delegate in staff annual performance reviews.
  • Performs all job responsibilities of Level II Advanced MRI Technologist including practices and maintains MR safety in the department, addresses patient safety through proper patient identification, labeling/preparation/and administration of contrast and communicating according to standard operating procedures, completes procedures according to protocol while presenting relevant information to physician, and updates and documents patient information into rad assessment.
  • Leads training on new techniques, protocols, and software applications and collaborates with radiologists and researchers where applicable to identify new techniques and problem solving resolutions. 
  • Responsible for offering remediation with technologists when necessary. Assist with research studies where applicable.
  • Assists with accreditation responsibilities and ensures that all quality control tests, safety standards and procedures are conducted and documented and that performance of all equipment is accurate within established parameters.


  • Graduate of an approved AMA School of Radiologic technology.  
  • 3 years of experience in MRI required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • ARRT MR Certified required.
  • CPR or BLS Required.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • ARRT Certificate OR Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification (NMTC) OR Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $25.25 to $39.89 / hour

Union Position: No

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