Prime Healthcare

MRI Technician

Facility Paradise Valley Hospital
US-CA-National City
Clinical Tech
Position Type
Per Diem
Job Type


Join an award-winning team of dedicated professionals committed to our core values of quality, compassion and community! Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, offers incredible opportunities to expand your horizons and be part of a community dedicated to making a difference.

Paradise Valley Hospital is the South Bay’s oldest hospital, the second oldest hospital in all of San Diego County, and the largest employer in National City. For more than 100 years, Paradise Valley Hospital has served San Diego faithfully, proud of our heritage and providing numerous programs and services to meet the changing needs of our community. Our 291-bed, acute care hospital features the San Diego Spine & Joint Center, a highly credentialed acute rehabilitation center, our Paradise Health & Senior Center, a fully equipped and modern cardiac catheterization lab, and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient surgical services, and 24-hour emergency services.

In addition to our healthcare services, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services on the hospital campus and Bayview campus in Chula Vista. Services include psychiatric continuum of care for adult patients, inpatient services, and intensive outpatient services. Learn more at


The MRI Technologist is responsible for the performance of all aspects of MR imaging, accurately and in accordance with established procedures and policies in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in patients of all groups. Follows all regulatory guidelines and MRI safety precautions. Maintains professional standards of conduct an ethics as outlined in department expectations and professional organizations.  Contributes to total patient care by accessing pertinent patient information, processes images, assures correct images, accurate billing and file documentation, records information related to exams into department computer system. Performs other activities in support of clinical team members when not engaged in imaging activities.


  • Recognizes changes in patient’s condition and notifies appropriate RN or physician.
  • Proficient in the use of emergency equipment (e.g. checks crash cart according to policy).
  • Maintains proficiency with unit specific equipment troubleshoots and reports malfunctions promptly.
  • Applies immobilization devices and/or shielding as required.
  • Assist in the movement of patients to and from wheelchairs and radiographic tables using appropriate body mechanics.
  • Performs diagnostic MR Imaging including general studies, contrasted scans, and spectroscopy following all appropriate legal licensure, regulatory and professional practice standards and requirements according to established protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Performs tasks according to department protocols and procedures.
  • Marks images with correct labels.
  • Utilizes correct and adequate skills to achieve the best image sequencing for the body part being examined.
  • Communicates prep and aftercare instructions to patient and or family as appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Recognizes the importance of the exam and reassures patient regarding issues of claustrophobia. Capable of talking a patient through the exam or recognizing when to quit.
  • Takes steps to complete any information that is missing. Ensures that there are comparative films for the radiologist’s interpretation as appropriate to job responsibilities.
  • Ensures continuity over time among the phases of services to the patients. Notifies the patient of any wait > 15 minutes or any repeats reasons or delays for immediate interpretations.
  • Consistently completes the computer functions necessary to document each patient visit including: Start/Stop times, allergies and all required technical data points.
  • Attends and maintains mandatory training in safe patient handling, trained in safe lifting techniques, includes but not limited to 1) Appropriate use of lifting devices and equipment, 2) Five areas of body exposure: vertical, lateral, bariatric repositioning and ambulation, 3) Use of lifting devices to handle patients safely.
  • Other duties as assigned or required
  • Independently recognizes and performs duties which need to be done without being directly assigned. Establishes priorities; organizes work and time to meet them.
  • Recognizes and responds to priorities, accepts changes and new ideas. Has insight into problems and the ability to develop workable alternatives.
  • Accepts constructive criticism in a positive manner.
  • Adheres to attendance and punctuality requirements per hospital policy. Provides proper notification for absences and tardiness. Takes corrective action to prevent recurring absences or tardiness.
  • Uses time effectively and constructively. Does not abuse supplies, equipment, and service.
  • Observes all hospital and departmental policies governing conduct while at work (e.g., telephone and computer use, electronic messaging, smoking regulations, parking, breaks and other related policies).




  1. ARMRIT or ARRT(MR) required.
  2. Current BCLS (AHA) certificate upon hire and remain current.
  3. Must be a graduate of a JRCERT approved Radiologic Technology Program or MRI course.
  4. At least 2 years of experience as an MRI Technologist Preferred.
  5. Proficient computer skills.


Paradise Valley Hospital offers competitive compensation and a reasonable compensation estimate for this role is $35.80 to $52.10. The exact starting compensation to be offered will be determined at the time of selecting an applicant for hire, in which a wide range of factors will be considered, including but not limited to, skillset, years of applicable experience, education, credentials and licensure.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veteran status, disability, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics.  If you need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources.  EEO is the Law:


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