Radiologic Technologist III-Magnetic Resonance (#RH5006)
$45.53-$55.34 Hourly / $7,891.44-$9,592.09 Monthly / $94,697.28-$115,105.14 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs a variety of Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging exams for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes; and performs related work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is a specialized advanced level in the Radiologic Technologist series. This class is distinguished from the Radiologic Technologist I/II in that it requires certification in a specialized modality and may perform as a lead technologist. Clinical direction is provided by a Radiologist and supervision is provided by the Manager of Diagnostic Imaging or designated Supervisor.


  • Performs diagnostic imaging procedures in MR; lifts and carries other minor equipment relevant to the imaging modality; identifies patients with two identifiers; positions patients/equipment and selects technical factors based on knowledge of MR science including safety screening and preparation of patients and staff for MR procedures; processes diagnostic images and documentation for interpretation.
  • Uses appropriate settings, coils, protective apparel, and devices to obtain high-quality images in an MR safe environment.
  • Adheres to specific safety procedures pertaining to magnetic forces and Zone compliance relevant to MR imaging.
  • Assesses general patient condition and takes necessary action consistent with standards; monitors medical imaging equipment and promptly adjusts; observes and documents patient physical and procedural constraints.
  • Documents procedures and events in the patient’s medical record and/or department logs in accordance with regulatory, hospital and departmental standards using hand-written and electronic methods such as Radiology Information System (RIS), Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and Picture Archiving Communications System (PACS).
  • Transports and transfers patients to and from the examination table or staging areas (with assistance as necessary) using proper body mechanics and infection control measures as applicable.
  • Performs venipuncture and prepares/administers contrast media per protocol.
  • Assists radiologists/physicians in procedures by preparing sterile and non-sterile trays, providing instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested.
  • Assists health care providers in resolving imaging questions or issues.
  • Cleans instruments, imaging equipment and procedure rooms; promptly reports equipment problems and failures.
  • Conducts or ensures completion of required quality control tests and compliance log maintenance; may lead or participate in department quality assurance/ improvement efforts and policy development; may assist department manager with budgetary decisions related to MR.
  • Functions in a leadership role as a lead technologist; may schedule MR staff assignments; participates in or leads training efforts for technologists and students in the science and practice of diagnostic imaging.
  • May perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation as needed.


Experience: Two (2) years full-time (or equivalent) performing Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging procedures with at least six (6) months in an acute care hospital.

Licenses and Certificates: 1) Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Magnetic Resonance (MR) or (American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology (ARMRIT). 2) Possession of another related certification in a related area of MR (such as MRSO or MRSE) or certification in another ARRT modality (such as Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) or (CRT), Computerized Tomography (CT), Interventional Radiology (IR), Mammography (M), etc.) or Association for Medical Imaging Management - Certified Radiology Administrator (AHRA-CRA). 3) Possession of Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Venipuncture certifications.


Principles of BLS CPR and Venipuncture; proper body mechanics and infection control precautions; basic computer skills relevant to equipment operations, RIS/PACS and EHR; General knowledge of the California Code of Regulations Titles 22 and 17 as they pertain to Imaging Services; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations; MR patient and staff screening, patient/coil positioning, technical factors, MR science, safety practices and regulations; imaging contrast administration and pressure injector use; principles and practices of leadership and training.


Perform duties in a strong magnetic environment characteristic of MR imaging; follow oral and written instructions to perform diagnostic imaging procedures; maintain clinical competency and pertinent continuing education; adapt to changing technologies; adhere to safety standards and accident prevention measures for MR, other health hazards and disagreeable elements; acknowledge and respect culture and language differences of a diverse population; work tactfully, sympathetically and effectively with various patient types, ages and conditions to meet/exceed their requirements and deadlines; promote excellence in customer service for both internal and external customers; effectively communicate, interact, and resolve problems with patients, physicians, coworkers, students and other customers; and orientate new employees to MR modality operations.


Mobility-Frequent walking; frequent operation of a keyboard; standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling, bending and squatting; occasional sitting for long periods of time, running, climbing stairs and climbing; Lifting-Frequent restraining lifting/turning of heavy objects or people; Visual Requirements-Constant need for overall vision, color and depth perception, hand/eye coordination, and field of vision/peripheral vision; frequent reading and close-up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing of normal speech; frequent hearing and talking on telephone or radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over public address; Emotional/Psychological Factors-Constant concentration and public contact; occasional exposure to hazardous materials; frequent exposure to emergency situations, including trauma, grief and death, decision making, working weekends and nights; occasional work at heights, working alone and overtime; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to assaultive behavior by clients; occasional exposure to noise, cold/heat, and hazardous materials, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes and poor ventilation.
San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH5006; EST: 8/9/2022;