State of Washington Classified Job Specification
IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Class Series Concept
Perform invasive and/or non-invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures and/or examinations in a clinical setting utilizing complex magnetic resonance imaging for cross-sectional anatomy and angiography. Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff. Recognize and respond to emergent and life-threatening situations.
Independently perform clinical and research studies and examinations in therapeutic radiation or Magnetic Resonance Imaging involving the knowledge and use of cross-sectional anatomy; operate complex imaging equipment; guide and monitor patients through procedures; administer contrast pharmaceuticals; maintain incoming information flow about patients and outgoing information about study results; and participate with physicians in designing study techniques for each examination.
Operate imaging and related equipment to perform exams in Magnetic Resonance Imaging;
Perform specialized radiation therapy procedures with documentation of calibrations, tumor localization and quality control programs before delivery of therapeutic doses;
Counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination; explain and obtain patient release to participate in examination;
Administer and inject contrast media and pharmaceuticals;
Administer prescribed sedation to patient under physician direction;
Recognize and respond to life threatening situations which may occur during diagnostic and/or interventional procedures;
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary;
Execute standard calibration procedures; establish and document quality control of equipment;
Observe computer monitor displaying patient data during examination; alert physician of abnormalities; maintain daily log of procedures performed;
Determine additional study and examination techniques when abnormalities are present;
Orient and provide information and instruction to medical residents, fellows, students and staff who are rotating and/or assigned to the specialty area; Perform related duties as required.
Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND three years of technical imaging experience OR registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Class Specification History
New Class: 1-19-2001
New class code, formerly 6528 higher education, effective July 1, 2007.