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SR/Principal MR Technologist - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

University of California - San Francisco Medical Centers San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)


Job Title

SR/Principal MR Technologist - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Job Code


Job Family

Technical & Technologist


Mission Bay

Weekly Hours

40 ; 100%

Appointment Type



Magnetic Resonance Imag/CT MB


8-hour Variable

Full/Part Time


Union Information

This classification is represented by a union

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Our legacy of unsurpassed patient care and unceasing mission to integrate high-tech medical research with clinical operations has led to our prestigious standing as one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. As a premier health care institution dedicated to advancing health worldwide, UCSF Medical Center can also be the best place to advance and shape your career.

The medical center's employees are one of the most important reasons why we are recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals. To work at UCSF Medical Center is to be part of an institution that provides the highest caliber of care to patients; a nurturing, dynamic and team-oriented atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents.

Job Summary

The MR/Principle Technologist is a CRT/ARRT licensed technologist who maintains an ARRT sponsored MRI certification and has more than 7 years of MRI experience. The technologist will work at the orthopedic facility where they will operate a 3T GE MRI scanner. This position involves direct contact with out-patients, including interviewing them, explaining the scanning process and positioning them on the examining table to produce high resolution images. This technologist must also be certified and demonstrate competency in performing injection procedures necessary for MRI.

In addition to coverage at the orthopedic facility, the technologist will be included in the evening coverage at the Mission Bay Hospital as well as weekend and holiday rotations. At this site, the technologist must demonstrate the ability to perform MRI exams on both in-patients and out patients, demonstrate the ability to work safely in an acute care setting, and be able to cooperate accordingly with anesthesia and other patient care departments that interact with the MR environment.

At both sites, the MR/principle technologist is responsible for interacting, guiding and teaching students and new hires.

* The technologist will be required to maintain competencies in all MRI exams including some specialized techniques such as fetal imaging, pediatric whole body imaging, prostate imaging as well as inserting the endo-rectal coil.

* The postition requires past experience with all age-range and specific type patients including but not limited to neonatal, pediatric, adult, geriatric and bariatric.

* The technologist must be certified and demonstrate competency in performing injection procedures necessary for MRI.

The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required.

Living Pride Standards

Service Excellence

* Demonstrates service excellence by following the Everyday PRIDE Guide with the UCSF Medical Center standards and expectations for communication and behavior. These standards and expectations convey specific behavior associated with the Medical Center s values: Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence, and provide guidance on how we communicate with patients, visitors, faculty, staff, and students, virtually everyone, every day and with every encounter. These standards include, but are not limited to: personal appearance, acknowledging and greeting all patients and families, introductions using AIDET, managing up, service recovery, managing delays and expectations, phone standards, electronic communication, team work, cultural sensitivity and competency.

* Uses effective communication skills with patients and staff; demonstrates proper telephone techniques and etiquette; acts as an escort to any patient or family member needing directions; shows sensitivity to differences of culture; demonstrates a positive and supportive manner in which patients / families/ colleagues perceive interactions as positive and supportive. Exhibits team work skills to positively acknowledge and recognize other colleagues, and uses personal experiences to model and teach Living PRIDE standards.

* Exhibits tact and professionalism in difficult situations according to PRIDE Values and Practices

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to privacy, confidentiality, and security policies and procedures related to Protected Health Information (PHI) or other sensitive and personal information.

* Demonstrates an understanding of and adheres to safety and infection control policies and procedures.

* Assumes accountability for improving quality metrics associated with department/unit and meeting organizational/departmental targets.

Work Environment

* Keeps working areas neat, orderly and clutter-free, including the hallways. Adheres to cleaning processes and puts things back where they belong. Removes and reports broken equipment and furniture.

* Picks up and disposes of any litter found throughout entire facility.

* Posts flyers and posters in designated areas only; does not post on walls, doors or windows.

* Knows where the Environment of Care Manual is kept in department; corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate departments.

* Protects the physical environment and equipment from damage and theft.

Required Qualifications

* Minimum 7 years experience with high field magnetic resonance system

* Specialized experience in MSK, fetal, cardiac and prostate imaging

* Graduate of a formal radiology technology training program in an AMA approved school

* CRT Licensure

* ARRT Registered

* ARRT approved MRI Certification

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Venipuncture Certification

* Certification in Injections

* Flexibility in scheduling, ability to rotate shifts as well as coverage for weekends and holidays

* Flexibility to rotate to other sites when necessary

* The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations is required

Preferred Qualifications

* N/A


* CRT Licensure

* ARRT Registered

* ARRT approved MRI Certification

* Active American Heart Association CPR certification

* Venipuncture Certification

* Certification in Injections

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Further information about the University of California, San Francisco, is available at UCSF seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


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