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Lead MRI Technologist - MRI

Company: St. Joseph Health
Location: Mission Viejo
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Lead MRI Technologist for the MRI - MV Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly hours

Shift: 8 hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under general direction of the Imaging Supervisor and manager, the Lead MRI Technologist is directly responsible for planning, directing, and supervising all aspects of the department in regards to services, programs, and evaluation of such programs while maintaining a safe and effective department. The Lead technologist is a working technologist performing procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates with imaging leaders, organizes, plans, and directs activities relating to patients and procedures which include creating a protocol book, new hire orientation, accreditations, and competencies.
  • Coordinate the daily schedule and assignments which may occasionally include performing exams depending on staffing.
  • Is instrumental in the establishment and achievement of department and hospital priorities and goals and maintaining compliance with governing and accrediting authorities.
  • Instructs new personnel and students to ensure proper orientation to the department policies and procedures. Assists manager in selection process and provides input to hiring of staff. Monitors the performance of technologists to ensure that work is carried out in accordance with all departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Provides input to manager on performance evaluations. Coordinates initial and on-going competency skills and orientation of new procedures. Recommends and collaborates with manager and supervisor to implement coaching. Evaluates products and services and recommends purchase of new or replacement supplies and equipment. Makes recommendations for possible solutions to employee engagement and patient satisfaction. Maintains cooperative working relationships with hospital departmental personnel to order supplies gather and exchange information and resolve operational problems and services provided.
  • Continuously assesses and improves the quality of care and services provided. Maintains quality control programs as appropriate. Collects, generates, analyzes, and distributes reports as needed.
  • Completes and accurately identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves problems by either own knowledge or contacting the appropriate personnel for example Manger, Supervisor, Bio Med or vendor. Works closely with manager and physicians to grow the service line through new procedures and equipment as needed.
  • Monitors performance of caregivers to meet the expectation of the Radiologists in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource to the department, the hospital and the community to provide accurate information according to standards of care. Focuses on quality care and positive interdepartmental interactions.
  • Observes performance of Radiologist to ensure work is carried out in accordance with all department and hospital policies and procedures and provides input to Manager on their performance. Works collaboratively with Supervisor and /or manager in development on new procedures related to technology changes. Attends and reports to appropriate committees as needed.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for routine contact with employees, physicians, patients and patient's families.
  • Ability to handle intense situations.
  • Computer data entry skills to enter patient and procedures.
  • Basic understanding of physics, math, electronics, anatomy, and medical training.
  • Ability to move and position adult and pediatric patients.
  • Ability to work with others in a flexible and cooperative manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to problem solve independently and interpret instructions to obtain proper end results and initiate resolution to conflicts.
  • Visual capabilities to observe patients and equipment.
  • Ability to perform necessary procedures and knowledge of age specific protocols.
  • Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific competency.
  • Provide input on evaluations, competencies and employee discussions.
  • Attends all assigned staff development activities including minimum attendance at all scheduled staff and hospital meetings. Participates in all in-services and cross-training as necessary.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - Completion of an approved MRI program.

Experience: 5 years of experience as an MRI Technologist


  • Healthcare Provider level BLS.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.


  • 2 years of Management experience.
  • 5 years of Clinical experience.

License/Certification: CRT

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line. As a member of Providence Health System, we serve all of south Orange County.

Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.

Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.

We've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.

Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Keywords: St. Joseph Health, Mission Viejo , Lead MRI Technologist - MRI, Other , Mission Viejo, California

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