UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST-MAG RES IMAGING

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8275 (SEIU Local 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8924 (1199NW-HMC Imaging Tech/Sonographer)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform invasive and/or non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging studies.  Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff. Recognize and respond to emergent and life-threatening situations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Independently perform clinical and research studies and examinations in Magnetic Resonance Imaging involving the knowledge and use of cross-sectional anatomy; operate complex imaging equipment; guide and monitor patients through procedures; administer contrast; maintain incoming information flow about patients and outgoing information about study results; and participate with physicians in designing study techniques for each examination.

TYPICAL WORK

Operate imaging and related equipment to perform exams in Magnetic Resonance Imaging;

Counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination; explain and obtain patient release to participate in examination;

Administer and inject contrast media;

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA-approved school, AND registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

OR

equivalent education/experience. 

Legal Requirement

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist. 

UW Contract Classified Desirable Qualifications:

Completion of a 3 month formal clinical/didactic training program in the applicable modality AND 6 months as a Registered Technologist OR

1 year as a Registered Technologist AND completion of advanced course work in the applicable modality.

New Class: 1-19-2001

Updated: 7-1-2007