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Lead MRI Technologist
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UCLA Health | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Job Duties
The Lead MRI Technologist, in concert with the Clinical Director(s) and / or Section/Division Medical Director(s) will be accountable for developing and implementing modality system protocols, performing and maintaining accreditation of the assigned modality, developing and implementing technical competencies to include training of staff, event report evaluations and system/machine safety program updates/training to include service trending and report closures. On an assigned basis, the incumbent will perform complex Magnetic Resonance Imaging procedures at least 25% of the time, to include the operation of 1.5T and 3.0T MR systems to produce diagnostic images of the human anatomy and vascular structures following prescribed protocols. The incumbent will demonstrate: knowledge of magnetic field safety, and properly screen all patients, visitors, devices prior to admittance into the MR magnet room, and demonstrate a clear understanding of human cross-sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, medical terminology and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in patient positioning and image acquisition. The incumbent will flex between various scanning locations throughout the UCLA Health System, adhere to the on-call, holiday, weekend and weekly work schedules and participate in rotating shifts as required. The incumbent will follow departmental and hospital policies and procedures, comply with Medical Center health and infection control policies, initiate proper requests for required maintenance or repair of equipment, inspect all devices for damage and ensure they are operating within accepted parameters, maintain accurate record of all supplies used and initiate orders to maintain supply par levels. Must maintain current CRT, ARRT, R, MR and CPR certifications/licenses.

Job Qualifications
Ability to work in a high volume environment with conflicting priorities. Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. Ability to appropriately confront and resolve issues. Ability to motivate individuals and groups. Ability to train technical staff in clinical applications. Ability to tolerate highly ambiguous environment and meet multiple demands. Ability to respond calmly to the emotional reactions to others and diffuse highly volatile situations. Ability to function as a role model in written and spoken communication, effective counseling, conflict mediation and negotiation, group facilitation and cooperation. Ability to build consensus and ensure open dialogue among individuals and groups, emphasizing commonality in values, mission and opinion. Clinical / Professional expertise in assigned modality imaging techniques including an in-depth knowledge of physics, hardware/software and imaging applications. Consistently interacts with all members of the organization in ways that enhance understanding, respect, cooperation and problem solving both within and outside of the Hospital System. Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations governing Medical Center activities, including University policies and procedures. Demonstrates ongoing commitment to meeting affirmative action goals in recruitment, selection and development of staff. Demonstrates maintained technical expertise in assigned clinical area including an operation of a variety of imaging equipment.Knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Radiology Information Systems and Hospital Information Systems. Mobility between enterprise locations to ensure consistent and standard training, competency, protocol and accreditation expectations are followed.Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, with the ability to distinguish between types of medical procedures and diagnoses. Knowledge of human anatomy and pathology. Understands the requirement of EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act). Ability to be flexible with working hours given adequate notice. Demonstrates consistent professional appearance. Ability to adapt to advancements and changing technologies.

About UCLA Health

For more than half a century, UCLA Health  has provided the best in healthcare and the latest in medical technology to thepeople of Los Angeles and throughout the world. Today we are one of the most comprehensive and advanced healthcare systems in existence. We are comprised of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the UCLA Medical Group, with offices throughout the region.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is consistently ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top five hospitals in the nation and the best medical center in the western United States. The doctors, scientists and caregivers of UCLA are leaders in their fields. Every day, they perform pioneering work across an astounding range of disciplines, from organ transplantation and cardiac surgery to neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Year after year, our people have achieved medical breakthroughs and earned the highest industry honors. And we’re just getting started.

The dedicated professionals of UCLA Health are committed to healing humankind, one patient at a time, by improving health, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness on a daily basis.