MRI Technologist

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Decatur, Illinois


Works closely with radiologist to perform MRI examinations, contributing to the efficient operation of the department and promoting the philosophy, to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.  Maintains the standard of care delivered to infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

Required Skills

Essential Functions and Job Duties


  • Performs all duties of an MRI technologist as required in a timely manner.  Demonstrates competence and proficiency.  Identifies anatomical orientation on all required images and ensures proper film identification on all images and reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to radiologist. 
  • Performs all required examinations.
  • Positions the patient and equipment.
  • Utilizes sterile techniques to prevent cross-contamination.
  • Selects proper format and technique.
  • Arranges required procedural accessories.
  • Utilizes all required diagnostic equipment to produce scans of diagnostic quality.
  • Performs volume of MRI procedures in a timely manner based on a departmental average.
  • Remains flexible in accepting rotating schedules as requested.
  • Contributes to the efficient operation of the department.  Maintains confidentiality of patients of all hospital-related information.
  • Maintains National and Illinois certification and attends in-services and educational programs to stay abreast of developing trends in the field of MRI.
  • Coordinates MRI exams with other sections of Radiology to ensure the quality and continuity of patient care.  Performs proper computer skills and shows working knowledge of patient orders, status charges and profiles.  Demonstrates the ability to organize patient care and set priorities by providing critical care first and by implementing the physician’s orders.
  • Maintains inventory to ensure proper quantity of supplies.  Monitors inventory of supplies, notifies appropriate supervisor when stock is low.
  • Assesses environment or safety hazards that could harm patient, visitors, or other hospital employees, and reports all hazards to appropriate supervisors immediately.  Screens patients, visitors and staff for MRI contradictions before exposing to magnetic field to ensure safety.
  • Assists in the instruction of student technologists to MRI scanning.
  • Performs other duties as required.  Is authorized to access and administer contrast media.

Required Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Current CPR card.
  • Knowledge of cross sectional anatomy is preferred.
  • Ability to perform repetitive work according to set procedures, sequence and pace.
  • Ability to set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.
  • Ability to organize patient care.
  • Ability to manage daily tasks efficiently.

Education, Experience, and/or Other Requirements

Must be a graduate of approved School of Radiologic Technology with ARRT registration and State of Illinois License.  Must receive on-going formalized educational program for maintaining MRI competency.  One year’s experience as staff technologist.  Experience in CT preferred.  Current CPR certification.

Environmental Factors

This position is performed within an environment of frequent exposure to irritating, unpleasant, or hazardous elements or conditions.  The employee will be exposed to blood, body fluids/tissues, and electromagnetic radiation, as in CRT’s or VDT’s.  Daily exposure to dangerous magnetic field.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to be on call an average of seven days in four weeks with an average of five to seven call backs per week. 
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee will is regularly required to walk and stand for over 90% of the time. 
  • Ability to perform difficult manipulative skills and hand-eye coordination skills, see objects closely (within a few feet of the observer) and hear normal sounds with some background noise.
  • The employee will frequently be required to lift, push or pull weight of 5 to 50 pounds.


Mental Demands

  • Ability to adjust to performing routine and repetitive tasks without specific supervision.  Ability to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruptions and attend to tasks for 45-60 minutes at a time.
  • Ability to understand and relate to the concepts behind specific ideas and remember multiple tasks given to self and others over long periods of time. 
  • Ability to communicate verbally, using advanced level of vocabulary.
  • Analyze information or data.
  • Plan sequence of operations or actions.