MRI Technologist I

Rochester, NY


Sets up and utilizes all MRI equipment including imaging coils, patient monitoring systems, and related articles. Evaluate image quality by troubleshooting scanner or coil problems and scan parameters. Identifies and compensates for imaging artifacts. Reviews MRI registration and screening form thoroughly in order to confirm safe access into magnet room. Assists in training new MRI technologists and students. Performing all filming, archiving and PACS network data management for each patient scanned. Retrieves old MRI data for restoration and filming or networking. Master new techniques with each subsequent scanner upgrade. Maintains CE credits and ARRT/NYS license. Communicates all pertinent patient information to necessary staff.


As defined in career ladder


Systems: Medical record (eRecord), PACS, Radiology Information System (RIS), patient transport, communication systems, web paging, telephone/fax, printers.

Equipment: Wheelchairs, Stretchers, Patient beds, MRI scanners of various platforms, Medrad Injector, patient transfer assist devices (slider boards, lifts, hover mats), Point of Care Testing (POCT), where appropriate.


  1. Identifies patient service requirements

  2. Educates patients/families regarding procedure and/or treatment to be performed.

  3. Prepares patient for radiological/MRI procedures by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.

  4. Performs procedures by following and verifying referring provider orders.

  5. Applies learned methodologies according to established policy and procedures.

  6. Produces high quality images and prepares/presents them with other pertinent patient information for timely interpretation.

  7. Prepares and maintains accurate documentation. Maintains production and quality of MRI images by following established standards, orders, protocols and procedures

  8. Maintains a safe environment for patients, personnel, and visitors by adhering to MRI safety policies specific to our MRI Zones Performs and evaluates equipment quality control measurements.

  9. Troubleshoots and notifies appropriate personnel to maintain equipment performance.

  10. At an advanced level, may train new employees or lead day to day work activities.


Completion of formal training in an approved School of Radiologic Technology. Maintains current NYS licensure and ARRT certification with CE credits as required.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

Career Ladder: Three bands within this position are differentiated by level of independence, supervision required, certification, ability to precept new employees in the use of all equipment, and the ability to lead and meet established departmental goals.

Band One (I): Non-Certified MRI Technologist - Technologists new to the MRI Department who require training as well as regular direct supervision or guidance from a more senior technologist. This generally involves orientation to the Departments infrastructure, policies, protocols, workflows, procedures and routines. Is responsible for scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, completing all associated paper and computer work, and discharging the patient from the MRI department with appropriate post MRI instructions.

Band Two (II): Certified MRI Technologist - With minimal supervision is responsible for scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, completing all associated paper and computer work, and discharging the patient from the MRI department with appropriate post MRI instructions.

Additional duties may include work on special projects such as new equipment evaluations, assisting in the design of areas where clinical equipment will be installed, or assignment to departmental committees.

Band Two requires a minimum of 18 months of progressively responsible professional work experience in a clinical or hospital environment with at least 6 months dedicated to the URMC Imaging Sciences Department, certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and capable of performing all MRI competencies including but not limited to: cardiac, breast, interventional and functional MR if applicable.

Band Three (III): Advanced MRI Technologist - In addition to the responsibilities of Band Two, serves as a preceptor in the on-boarding of newly hired Technologists directly orienting to equipment, imaging routines and procedures, computer programs and software, as well as departmental and hospital policies. A Band Three technologist is considered a subject matter expert in downtime procedures and acts as super-user when new equipment or programs are introduced to the department. Directly assists in the mentoring of existent employees by providing one-on-one assistance in conjunction with the Supervising Technologist. Independently is responsible for scanning patients in a safe and efficient manner, completing all associated paper and computer work, and discharging the patient from the MRI department with appropriate post MRI instructions.

Select Band Three Technologists may be designated as Leads to support operations on various shifts. Leads may either assist their shift supervisor, or in the absence of a supervisor, determine workflow and staff schedule/assignments. Leads may also provide performance evaluation input to the section supervisor as well as input to MRI Management to develop departmental goals and objectives.

Band Three requires a minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in MRI in a clinical or hospital environment with 1 year dedicated to the URMC Imaging Sciences Department preferred. Technologists must be certified in MRI and satisfy the requirements and be capable of performing all MRI related duties of a Band Two Certified MRI Technologist. Band Three Technologists should also be comfortable operating many of the various platforms that exist within the UR MRI environment.

To be eligible for advancement consideration, technologist must be in good standing. Readiness for movement in the bands is assessed by the MRI manager and MRI supervisor upon successful demonstration of knowledge and task proficiency as defined in the career ladder. Movement to a higher band is based on departmental need requires final approval from the Imaging Sciences Clinical Director of Operations in collaboration with Human Resources. Employees hired externally with appropriate credentials and relevant experience may enter the career bands as a Band Three to serve in a Lead role if the need exists within the department.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $30.33 - $42.47 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time