UnityPoint Health

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Requisition ID
Medical Imaging and Radiology - Non-Nursing
600 S. 13th St
5320 UnityPoint Health Pekin
Scheduled Hours/Shift
PRN - Variable
Work Remotely within the US
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


Job Title:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist

Location:  Pekin campus

Shift:  PRN

Hours per week: as needed



To perform routine and specialized examinations in MRI; adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic and/or therapeutic results; prepare patients for examinations. To adapt procedures to obtain specific diagnostic results under the direction of a radiologist.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • CultureAt UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 


Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·       Performs MRI Procedures in a manner that ensures an accurate and complete examination within the guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of Medical Imaging

·       Exhibits competency in performing MRI procedures

·       Evaluates the finished films to ensure appropriate identification and film quality are being submitted to the radiologists

·       Ensures patient comfort and safety (i.e. use of earplugs) to maintain quality care during the procedure

·       Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to obtain adequate lab specimens for testing

·       Performs patient bedside lab testing and associated quality control in compliance with medical provider’s orders and hospital lab procedures/policies


Employee Development/Performance Improvement

·       Maintains working knowledge of equipment in order to function on both high field and low field magnet

·       Technically knowledgeable of equipment operation including hardware and software

·       Performs reasonable troubleshooting

·       Checks equipment for general safety and reports problems through appropriate channels

·       Knows terminology or jargon of high field, low field and Philips magnet


Departmental Support

·       Performs support functions of the MRI/Medical Imaging Department

·       Promptly prepares films/paperwork, hang/take down films and take to doctors view to ensure timely turn-around of the exams.

·       Transport patients to and from the department as required

·       Promptly and accurately enter patient information into the HIS system

·       Coordinates patient flow to ensure efficient patient care

·       Ensures safe environment by monitoring people who come within 5 gauss line

·       Demonstrates a practical problem solving approach to patient moving and handling issues

·       Demonstrates skills to promote patient and staff safety through appropriate use of equipment

Employee Development

·       Assumes personal responsibility for training fellow technologists and students

·       Shares knowledge and guides fellow technologists/students with proper department protocol and procedures

·       Displays a professional attitude toward coworkers fostering mutual respect and creating a productive learning environment

·       Assists Lead Technologist in teaching MRI procedures to coworkers/students


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·       Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·       Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·       Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·       Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·       Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·       Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Associate’s Degree in the field(s) of Radiology

IEMA license (State of Illinois)






1-3 years of experience in/with problem-solving skills, the ability to set priorities, organize work and have excellent interpersonal skills.  Flexibility and the ability to work well with others are required.  Stand-by call is also required







ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) Must be registered in Radiologic Technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and must have documentation of this registry at the time of employment. 


CPR – must have proof of current CPR certification or obtain within 90 days of employment


MRI certification preferred






Basic reading, writing, oral English skills


Multicultural sensitivity

Customer/patient focused

Basic computer knowledge

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions






Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.


Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities




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