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University of Washington RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST, MRI (PER DIEM/ HOURLY) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 222435


Posting Date: 05/30/2023

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $43.58 - $68.17 per hour

Shift: Alternate Work Shift


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OPPORTUNITY Harborview Medical Center – Radiology has an outstanding opportunity for a RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST, MRI (PER DIEM/ HOURLY)

Under general direction from the Imaging Lead and/or Imaging Supervisor, this individual will perform and analyze comprehensive MRI examinations on patients referred for diagnosis; provide diagnostic observations to attending radiologists and determine additional examination techniques when abnormalities are present; monitor patient vital sign and condition during examinations and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if necessary; review patient medical history present on exam requests and consult with physician as necessary; prepare patient for examination; counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination; obtain patient release to participate in research examinations; provide localization parameters for highly complex neurosurgical procedures; coordinate the administration of sedation to patients when necessary; under the direction of a physician; administer contrast media; maintain adequate computer and/or written records using the Radiology Information System; provide instruction in the theory, techniques, applications, and analysis of diagnostic MRI procedures to physicians, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and student interns; update continuing education, teaching, and research materials; assist with the evaluation on new and prototype MRI coils and related physiological testing equipment; and review and quality control own work and the work of others.

Competitive candidates must have knowledge of magnetic fields and patient safety requirements; exhibit clear and concise communications skills (verbal and written); and have the ability to exercise independent judgment to tailor examinations for acquisition of accurate anatomic and pathophysiologic data relative to patient's clinical presentation.


  • Prepares patients for examinations, explains the procedure and answers patient's questions. Screens patients for any contraindication to MRI exam.

  • Reviews patient medical history on exam request, consults physician as necessary to ensure proper exam for each patient.

  • Prescribes proper scanning parameters for the most common MRI exams with the assistance of documented or computer prescribed protocols. Determines optimal imaging options for most common MRI exams to minimize artifacts and decrease scan time. Post process if needed. Calculate and administer appropriate contrast for exam.

  • Administers contrast under supervision of Radiologist.

  • Assures that patients are properly scheduled in Radiology Information System (RIS), and exams are completed with proper billing.

  • Assures that exam is filmed, archived and sent to PACS properly.

  • Monitors equipment to ensure a diagnostic exam.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs basic system malfunctions.

  • Practices equipment safety policies and procedures.

  • Restocks rooms of all supplies as needed.

  • Performs related duties as required. WHAT’S NEEDED?

  • Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)OR

  • equivalent education/experience. WHAT’S DESIRED? Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR 1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced coursework in the applicable modality. LICENSE REQUIRED Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist. ABOUT US We’re on a mission. Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive healthcare facility dedicated to providing specialized care for a broad spectrum of patients from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the most vulnerable residents of King County.As the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and verified burn center in the state of Washington, Harborview serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho and the disaster preparedness and disaster control hospital for Seattle and King County. Advanced diagnostic imaging, specialized clinical expertise Radiology Services at Harborview Medical Center offers a full complement of radiology tests and imaging procedures, including nuclear medicine and interventional radiology (angiography). A Higher Degree of Healthcare UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists, and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), Valley Medical Center (VMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC) that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated, or affiliated entities as appropriate.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.