Kaiser Permanente MRI Tech in San Diego, California

Under indirect supervision and utilizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment, produces diagnostic quality cross-sectional images of the brain, spinal cord, head and neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, large joints and other areas of the human anatomy and vasculature. Performs basic and advanced protocols and uses/manipulates hardware and technical parameters in order to maximize Magnetic Resonance image quality and acquire images that can be utilized by physicians in order to diagnose disease processes and pathology.

Essential Functions:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Observes all applicable Regional, Medical Center & department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process in delivery of services to patients of the age group served.

  • Documents clinical activities in a timely, comprehensive and accurate manner.

  • Maintains standards of professional behavior established to enhance quality of service.

  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrates professional conduct in all interactions with patient and staff.

  • Maintains equipment, supplies and work area in accordance with department guidelines.

  • Interviews patient to explain magnetic resonance imaging procedures, obtain patient history and conduct imaging screens (e.g., checking for in-vivo metal objects); correlates requested exam with patient history and diagnosis.

  • Positions patient as required for requested exam or uses variations to ensure proper positioning of patient to magnet isocenter.

  • Selects appropriate coil for requested exam and positions coil (such as head coil or knee coil) to demonstrate area of interest and to obtain maximum transmit and receive signal; selects monitoring devices and support equipment as required by patient condition.

  • Obtains optimal MR imaging throughout entire region of interest by selecting and applying imaging parameters such as - but not limited to - field of view, number of slices, slice thickness, number of excitations ( acquisitions ), repetition time, echo time, phase direction, frequency direction, matrix and gap between slices.

  • Performs tuning procedures; utilizes appropriate protocols for producing optimal images; identifies and uses appropriate planes for a particular exam; modifies protocols as required to produce optimal images; identifies artifacts if present and corrects for problem.

  • Recognizes the need for additional sequences, changes in protocols and the need for paramagnetic contrast studies based on patient pathology, physical condition or image quality problems.

  • Differentiates normal anatomy and normal variations in appearance in planes from abnormal conditions in order to make associated changes in imaging.

  • May apply special applications of MR such as contrast agents/studies, MR angiography, MR interventional, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI), echo planar, spectroscopy, maximum intensity projection, cine and perfusion/diffusion imaging.

  • Enters into computer specific data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified; keys commands to specify scan sequences into computer and adjusts transmitters and receivers; views images of area being scanned on video display screens to ensure image quality.

  • Films scan results utilizing a laser camera or photographs images and processes film.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Radiologic Technologist in an acute care medical center

  • Six (6) months of clinical experience as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist in an acute care medical center.


  • Successful completion of an accredited educational program in radiological technology approved by the American Medical Association and the American College of Radiology.

  • Successful completion of an on-the-job or formal training program in cross sectional anatomy and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certification by the State of California as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT).

  • BLS certification.

  • Registration as a Radiologic Technologist (Radiography) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and to utilize the principles, theories, practices and techniques of basic and advanced magnetic resonance imaging including clinical exams, physics, magnetic field safety, cross sectional anatomy and patient care.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience as an MRI Technologist in an acute care medical center, preferred.

  • Computed Tomography experience, preferred.

  • Experience with GE MRI systems, preferred.

  • Experience with Advantage Windows workstation, preferred.

  • Experience with PACS, preferred.

  • Additional training in the use and practices of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, preferred.

  • Advanced Certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging issued by the ARRT, preferred.



LOCATION: San Diego, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.