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MRI Technologist

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

The MRI technologist performs and assists with diagnostic MRI applications. To use technology to create high definition, three-dimensional pictures of organs and tissues inside the body that will allow physicians to diagnose patients.


Essential Functions

Quality & Safety

  • Follows manufacture's recommendations for quality control of imaging equipment.
  • Practices appropriate communication skills to the patient to enhance the quality and timeliness of the performed exam.
  • Adjust communication style to age and comprehension of the patient to ensure high quality images and exams.
  • Understands and implements the appropriate computer processes to optimize image and exam quality.
  • Ability to apply clinical imaging protocols and positioning techniques specific to the pediatric patient.
  • Regularly evaluates patient positioning and image quality during exam to ensure proper technique is applied per Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) department standards.
  • Maintains applicable logs and required documentation as it relates to policy and procedure.
  • For MJE: Uses Cerner, Powerscribe, and PACS consistently and effectively to document and complete all tasks.
  • For NMH: Uses Cerner to exam manage and film track consistently and effectively to eliminate rework.
  • Participates in image quality and process improvement initiatives routinely.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Routinely screens the patient for safety precautions, educates them on the exam to be performed, and documents in the electronic medical record (EMR) or Radiology Information System (RIS).
  • Routinely educates and screens all ancillary staff and visitors regarding the magnet environment and applies appropriate policy and procedure.
  • Provides timely response to a call or page from the Hospital regarding an emergency exam when on active on-call status.
  • Adheres to the department on-call policy and uses appropriate communication to ancillary staff and the Radiologist during the on-call process.
  • Uses and understands the process and procedure for transmitting images for the Teleradiology services.

Heightened Focus on Efficiency

  • Understands and implements the most appropriate imaging protocol for the ordered exam to demonstrate the anatomy and pathology to the Radiologist's expectation.
  • Communicates pertinent information to the Radiologist for assisting with appropriate patient and protocol management.
  • Applies accurate positioning techniques to ensure appropriate visualization of anatomical structures for diagnostic interpretation by the Radiologist.  
  • Actively uses continuing education opportunities to enhance clinical competency.
  • Understands and performs the appropriate image quality assurance protocol, troubleshoot problems, and rectify quality issues.
  • Routinely communicates with Supervisor on matters that include disruption of normal workflow, personnel issues, and patient concerns or complaints.
  • Understands, promotes, and supports the department scheduling and accessibility goals as it relates to patients and referring Physicians.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Routinely screens the patient for safety precautions, educates them on the exam to be performed, and documents in the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) or Radiology Information System (RIS) as needed.
  • Routinely educates and screens all ancillary staff and visitors regarding the magnet environment and applies appropriate policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates responsiveness and timely responses in a timely manner to added assignments.
  • Voluntarily assists with filling in for other department roles as needed.
  • Position requires flexibility to accommodate fluctuation in daily schedule, including but not limited to overtime, irregular hours, and on-call responsibilities.
  • Uses Kronos consistently and effectively.

For MJE: Clinical Enrichment

  • Provides and monitors "on the job training" per Methodist College Standards.
  • Maintains professional and courteous relationship with students and instructors.
  • Provides leadership and guidance for students' education clinical experience as appropriate.


Rotating weekdays and alternating weekends.

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Graduate from an approved American Medical Association (AMA) school of Radiologic Technology required.


  • Prior Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) experience preferred.
  • For MJE: Completion of a MRI Externship through an approved MRI school required.
  • For NMH:
    • 1 year of prior experience working as a CAT Scan Technologist, or
    • Completion of a MRI Externship through an approved MRI school.


  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registered in Radiologic Technology required.
    • ARRT registered in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) required.
    • Technologists who are Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) board eligible will be considered with the understanding that registry will be passed within 12 months.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.


  • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with hospital personnel, patients, co-workers, and the public.
  • Ability to perform numerous tasks at once, prioritize workload and organize workflow.
  • Possess a working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, and understand the basis of computer operation.
  • Knowledge of MRI principles and concepts.
  • Knowledge of other modalities or willing to gain knowledge of other modalities as requested for the potential of cross-training opportunities.
  • Proficient with working with patients of all ages (infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and elderly).
  • For MJE: Required to perform venipuncture for injections and IV management for power injector use.
  • For NMH: Ability to perform POCT and venipuncture/IV insertion for purposes of contrast administration under the direction of a radiologist as needed.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Climbing
    • Crawling
    • Kneeling
    • Sitting
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Balancing
    • Carrying
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Lifting
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Standing
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
    • Walking
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Grasping
    • Hearing
    • Reaching
    • Seeing/Visual
    • Speaking/talking

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
  • Rare (1-33%):
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
    • Exposure to high magnetic fields (up to 3 Tesla) and radiofrequencies

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted March 11, 2023
Date Closes May 10, 2023
Requisition JR100823
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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