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MRI Technologist - Radiology/Imaging

City of Hope
Irvine, California
Closing date
Jun 23, 2022

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Life Sciences
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

Performs Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedures for patients and coordinates daily patient flow and the activities of the MRI scanner. Supervises the activities of the MRI scanner room under the guidance of the lead technologist or imaging manager.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Transfers, positions, and instructs patients regarding the procedure in order to obtain and effect the desired radiographic diagnostic results as specified by the physician.
  • Operates control console for each patient's scan, including selection of proper imaging techniques and operates various peripheral hardware.
  • Enters patient data at start of examination and monitors data acquisition during procedure.
  • Assists in the education of student technologists.
  • Instructs and demonstrates MRI equipment operation, filming, and other technical aspects for professional staff and students.
  • Schedules MRI examinations when needed to ensure smooth flow and optimal utilization of equipment.
  • Performs diagnostic testing on equipment, general maintenance and quality assurance as is appropriate for a MRI Technologist.
  • Assists Radiologist in special or invasive procedures.
  • Notifies appropriate personnel of equipment malfunctions and repairs needed.
  • Requests, orders, and inventories supplies as necessary to keep materials on hand at all times.
  • Maintains records of examination data and other pertinent information on patients.
  • Processes billing for patient exams.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • High School or equivalent ; Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training
  • 3-5 years as an MRI Tech

Required Certification/Licensure:
  • Certification by the ARRT or ARMRIT
  • BLS through the American Heart Association

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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