Lead MRI Tech

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL
Posted 1 month ago
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The function of this job is to organize and distribute work assignments, to schedule personnel and evaluate performance, and to work in the exam rotation.


Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission of Swedish Hospital and the Service Guild and demonstrates a service orientation and adheres to all responsibilities and standards of the Hospital and the Guild.
  1. Performance of exams.

  2. Patient scheduling and flow.

  3. Perform daily quality assurance tasks. Schedule maintenance and service calls.

  4. Prepare call schedule. Daily work schedule. Performance evaluations.

  5. Order supplies.

  6. Orientation and training of staff.

  7. Adheres to all OSHA and Infection Control Policies.

The duties listed may not be all inclusive.

Other Functions

  1. Assist in the transporting of acutely ill patients as needed.

  2. Assist with clerical duties (phone, scheduling, computer entry, etc.).

  3. Help insure safe and clean working environment for patients and co-workers.


Computer system access is assigned based on manager's access level request and on the minimum necessary as described in this description. Approval for level of access is given by the system administrator or manager of the department that has ownership of system/module.

(See Computer Access Controls Policy)

Protected Health Information Level =


"This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patient treated, i.e., understand child growth development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging; prior experience with various age groups is preferred"


  • AAS in Radiological Science or graduate of an accredited school of Radiography.
  • Good communication skills are a must.
  • Orders must be accurately understood in spite of language differences.
  • Poor handwriting or any other means that can lead to misinterpretation.
  • Four years MRI experience with excellent knowledge of cross- sectional anatomy.


  • Active certification for MR.
  • ARRT Registration


  • Monitor all patient activities (appointment wait times, inpatient turnaround time, transport delays, etc…) and actively resolves issues not within standards.
  • Provide orientation and on-going training of all staff in MRI and clerical support staff.
  • Prepare and maintains staffing schedules.
  • Monitors and adjusts staffing levels as workload dictates.
  • Prepares and conducts performance evaluations on staff.
  • Orders and maintains supplies within budget.
  • Responsible for assuring quality control of equipment is performed and recorded.
  • Schedule maintenance and service calls.
  • Assist Radiology Manager and Director in major purchases of equipment, and any other projects as needed.
  • Holds and records meeting with staff as needed.
  • Five years of clinical experience, one which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • Other professional training and experience may be considered.


  • Patients
  • Nurses
  • Physicians


  • This position requires the technologist to perform primarily in a standing or walking position.
  • Individual must have knowledge of proper body mechanics necessary to move patients and equipment into scanning position.
  • This position does involve risk of exposure to infectious disease and slight exposure to film processing chemicals.
  • The repetitive arm motion necessary to perform scans may cause upper body discomfort.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Supervise MRI staff

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