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Providence Health & Services MRI Technologist in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a MRI Technologis (Per diem/Variable shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, CA.

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We are seeking a MRI Technologist who will perform a variety of magnetic resonance procedures at a skilled technical level requiring the ability to apply MRI physics for diagnosis. Performs related work as required.

In this position you will:

  • Organize, plan and direct activities relating to patients and procedures for designated time and area. Maintain steady workflow ensuring a complete, accurate and timely work product

  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of MRI physics and computer science related to MRI scanning

  • Demonstrate complete working knowledge of imaging equipment and computer software necessary to perform studies

  • Demonstrate correct and adequate cross-sectional anatomic positioning skills

  • Select appropriate MRI scanning technique/equipment and determines the most suitable anatomical posture and positions. Uses position markers properly

  • Review's images for positioning, technique, identification and validates quality

  • Assist in training and guidance of MRI students

  • Review patient questionnaire and request for physician notes and/or special instructions. Consults with Radiologist and patient if necessary to assure safety and appropriateness

  • Verify patient identification by verbal communication, ID band, etc.

  • Recognize emergency situations, initiates code and administers aid as needed

  • Prepare exam images for interpretation by a radiologist in a timely manner

  • Assist with ordering and stocking of supplies and equipment

  • Keep room/work area neat, orderly and prepared with supplies necessary to complete exams

  • Willingly perform other related duties outside immediate work area as assigned or required (i.e., filing, transport, clerical)

  • Ensure that the Radiologist has all pertinent information regarding patient history

  • Comply with all MRI safety procedures including proper screening of patient, personnel and devices


  • Record pertinent patient information and completes all paperwork as required and assists in maintaining files. Retrieve reports and is proficient in the use of copier, fax and printer

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of hospital information system, computer-based systems, and Meditech

  • Demonstrate awareness of legal issues and compliance in respect to patient care. Maintains complete confidentiality of all patient and hospital related information. Secures and handles patient records maintaining patient confidentiality with respect to patient and family rights


  • Lead by example in demonstrated work ethic

  • Attendance: report to work each regularly scheduled workday. Accurately records all work time including meal periods

  • Punctuality: Ready for work at precise starting time and continues working until scheduled departure time. Return on time from all meal periods

  • Appearance: Project a professional image, follows the hospital dress code policy and/or department requirements. Wear hospital name badge at all times on duty

  • General Work Habits: Readily accept work assignments in a positive manner. Perform work that is accurate, neat and consistent. Documentation is legible

  • Assist and provide orientation/training of new employees and students


  • Attend all assigned staff development activities including minimum attendance at all scheduled staff and hospital meetings

  • Participate in all in-services and cross training activities as necessary

  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and practice. Assume responsibility for maintaining current CPR, PPD, TeamCare, age specific and required license


  • Is knowledgeable of Performance/Process Improvement (P.I.) Methodology

  • Can verbalize knowledge of hospital-wide Performance/Process Improvement activity

  • Offer suggestions for departmental and/or hospital-wide Performance/Process Improvement

  • Knowledge of and participation in the Performance/Process Improvement is a condition of employment


  • Perform billing functions timely and accurately. Assures patient information and billing codes are marked correctly

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings. Reports to supervisor any suggestions to increase productivity or quality of work

  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with budget and staffing standards


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Venipuncture certificate and documented competency

  • Valid California State Certification License in unlimited diagnostic radiology services with MRI experience

  • CPR Certification

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree in Radiological Technology or Approved A.M.A. program

  • MRI Certification or equivalent educ/experience

  • 1 year MRI experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Radiology Technologist

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 302733