MRI Specialist

Position: MRI Specialist

Job ID: 151019

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Talent Area: Radiology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7p-7:30a

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for an MRI Specialist – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll ensure quality routine and specialized radiographic procedures at the request licensed independent practitioner for interpretation by radiologists. You must integrate scientific knowledge, technical skills, patient interaction and compassionate care resulting in diagnostic information, and recognize patient conditions essential for successful completion of the procedure. You must possess, utilize, maintain, and enhance knowledge of MRI safety and protection for self, patients, and others. You will prepare, administer and document activities related to mediations in accordance with state regulations and institution policy. You will serve as a liaison between patients, radiologist and other members of the support team. As a member of the health care team, you must participate in quality improvement processes and continually assess your professional performance. You also must think critically and must engage in continuing education to include your area of practice to enhance patient care, public education, knowledge and technical competence.
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Responsibilities :

• Checks room daily for adequate stock necessary to facilitate continuous exam flow. To maintain appropriate inventory as indicated by posted par levels and supply lists
• Assesses factors that may contraindicate the procedure; such as, medication contraindications, patient risk for reaction to medications, patient history, laboratory results, insufficient patient preparation or artifacts
• Provides information to patients, health care providers, students and the public concerning the role and responsibilities of individuals in the profession
• Applies principles of MRI Safety, including use of technical factors according to technical specifications, to risk to patient, self and others
• Follows procedure protocol including performance of venipuncture, and administration of prescribed mediations
• Expert knowledge of information management systems and HIPAA: demonstrates systems functionalities, accurately performs functions independently and serves as a resource to others
• Responsible for quality control activities on the equipment and collaborates with appropriate parties to resolve image quality issues
• Ensures the patient is imaged in a safe environment, free of hazards
• Positions self in challenging situations and responds with confidence, professionalism, and accuracy in the face of multiple demands and shifting priorities
• Maintains positive lines of communication with radiologists, leadership, nursing, peers, staff and others


• Graduate of a formal diagnostic Radiology program
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology ARRT- R.T.(MR-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
• Radiography ARRT- R.T. (R-ARRT) certification from the American Registry of Radiology Technologists
• Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification (CMRT) issued by the Texas Medical Board
• Three (3) years of MR experience
• Knowledge of MRI physics and procedures
• Understanding of MRI principles that are developmentally appropriate for ages 0 – adulthood
• Ability to operate all required equipment including troubleshooting when necessary of the equipment, including automated processors, copying/digitizing film equipment, R.I.S., and PACS
• Understanding of basic life support and medical terminology
• Must be courteous and supportive in dealing with patients, parents, nursing, faculty, administrative and departmental personnel so that excellent customer service and positive guest relations are achieved
• Must honor confidentiality
• Ability to independently scan patients by following the established protocols
• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written skills
• Ability to utilize basic office equipment
• Bilingual skills are preferred

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