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MR RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST

Job Title: MR RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST
Job Code: 0829
FLSA: N
Job Level: 43
Revised Date: 06/03/2024
Job Family: JF 10

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Occupational Summary

Directs the day-to-day technical activities of the Center for MR Development (CAMRD). Responsibilities include interacting with study teams as well as planning, organizing, and coordinating the activities of research CAMRD.

Work Performed

Together with the CAMRD Directors recommends, develops and administers policy and procedure of CAMRD.

Directs daily operations and research patient flow within the Center to ensure that all procedures are done in a timely, safe and efficient manner. Assists the staff assistant with scheduling and resolving scheduling conflicts as necessary.

Identifies and monitors for scanner malfunctions and coordinates with appropriate departments/vendors for maintenance and repair.

Implements and performs research imaging protocols and procedures. Responsible for maintaining high standards of high quality and safety, determining causes of variance and adjusting protocols/procedures as needed.

Ensures documentation and compliance for local, state and federal regulations including HIPAA and IACUC. Performs MRI screening and pregnancy screening as needed.

Assists researchers by serving as the technical liaison of a diverse and highly specialized team, overseeing extremely complex procedures and MR Research clinical trials.

Maintains effective working relationships and communication research staff. Work inter- and intra-departmentally to resolve customer concerns or complaints.

Maintains proper levels of supplies for the Center. Evaluates and recommends equipment and technologies, and provides justification and prioritization of such needs. Ensures all expendable products are within safe use periods.

Keeps up to date with new procedures and techniques, creates and documents and maintains Standard Operating Procedures. Ensures compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and departmental, hospital, and health system policies.

Maintains continuing knowledge of MRI by reading journals and attending educational meetings.

Assists with strategic planning for further research programs and equipment. Recommends and evaluates new capital equipment purchases. Recommends modification to existing equipment.

Ensure that all research personnel are properly trained on equipment and procedures and competent in its use. Provides input in the development of the CAMRD operations budget.

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level

Education/Training

Must be a graduate of a 24 month AMA approved program of Radiologic Technology and ARRT registered MR Registry required.

Must maintain ARRT certification for subspeciality Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Experience

Two years previous MR experience including both MRI and MRS required.

Prefer experience in a research MR environment, and knowledge of advanced MR techniques and MR Safety procedures. Experience on multiple vendor platforms/field strengths preferred.

Skills


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


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