MRI Technologist I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

LOC_MAIN-Main Hospital Req ID: 82101

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Radiology Manager, performs a variety of MRI procedures at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail.  Hiring for multiple positions and shifts. 

Thank you for your interest in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this position has been placed ON HOLD. If you would still like to be considered for the role, you may apply to this position. When the status of the position returns to active and if your resume is selected for review, the recruiter will reach out. Thank you for considering CHOP. Our appreciation is sincere, knowing your talent is very valued.

Job Responsibilities

Performs all MRI techniques and examinations according to the procedures determined by the Radiologists.

  • Maintains constant attention to patients assigned to the technologist for examination 100% of the time
  • Produces optimal MRI images for the purpose of diagnostic interpretation 100% of the time.
  • Selects proper technical factors, coils, restraining devices and operated MRI equipment as directed 100% of the time.
  • Provides protection in accordance with prescribed MR safety standards to ensure the well being of patients, hospital personnel, general public and self while performing any duties 100% of the time.

Identifies and archives patient’s images.  Maintains records of exams

  • Responsible for proper identification on images including patient identification and patient demographics 100% of the time.
  • Maintains appropriate records of examinations and MRI procedure log 100% of the time.
  • Maintains the integrity and efficiency of the Radiology Information System 100% of the time.


  • Conducts self in a professional manner
  • Subject to on-call status including weekends and holidays.
  • Refers any unresolved problems relating to staffing, morale, work methods, discipline and other activities to the MR Team Leader Technologist 100% of the time.
  • Promotes professionalism, continuing education and staff development 100% of the time.
  • Participates in the formal in-service program provided for Radiology Complex 95% of the time.
  • Responds promptly and positively to patients, families, associates, and all others in a respectful, courteous and confidential manner.
  • Maintains identifiable/professional attire at all times, including using nametags and ID cards.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
  • Answers telephone calls within three rings 95% of the time.
  • Respects confidentiality of patients and co-workers in all circumstances 100% of the time.
  • Greets patients, families, co-workers and others in a calm, professional, friendly manner; makes eye contact, initiates conversation, and identifies self by name.
  • Follows hospital and department procedures and policies.
  • Attends mandatory sessions/meetings/in-services 100% of the time.
  • Adheres to attendance policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of CHOP and department policies and procedures.
  • Reviews policy and procedure updates from managers and CHOP

Provides or facilitates a clean, safe, quiet and secure environment for all.

  • Reports any incident that seems unusual/deficient to supervisor and/or Security.
  • Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured or unclean environment to supervisor and/or Environmental, Health and Safety, or Facilities departments.
  • Always takes breaks away from patient and family areas.
  • Keeps self and work area neat and organized.
  • Participates collaboratively in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams to resolve conflicts and meet institutional goals.
  • Attends staff meetings as requested 100% of the time.  Is recognized as an “informed” participant or committee member by peers.  Completes assignments on time 100% of the time.
  • Reviews and contributes to the attainment of departmental and CHOP goals annually.
  • Participates and contributes to team projects.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of constant quality improvement values and participates in CHOP and departmental Quality Improvement initiatives
  • Identifies own learning needs and obtains necessary education to meet requirements of position
  • Attends mandatory education programs 100% of the time.
  • Documents and reports all necessary education and training.
  • Attends CCD classes or pursues outside education.
  • Applies education and training to daily work to enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Reviews learning needs with supervisor to set individual education and learning goals annually.
  • Follows CHOP and departmental cost control standards: monitors usage of supplies and equipment to eliminate or minimize waste and/or misuse.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to render age appropriate care and services based on patients’ developmental needs.  If applicable, please state the specific age range of the patients (0-21):  ________
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
MRI board certification by The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
ARRT Exam Completion
Required Education and Experience
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology


Responsible for maintaining the continuing education required for this position

  • Complete all hospital required Mandatory Education Modules/Sessions
  • Obtains 12 CE credits/year



Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

1-2 years MRI Experience preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Knowledge of all forms of MRI Imaging
  • Knowledge of information systems for transferring data
  • Knowledge of Radiology Information Systems
  • Works independently of supervision
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent phone etiquette and communication skills                                      
  • Provides Family Centered Care
  • Integrates knowledge and assessment of child and family (Age-Specific Competency)

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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