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Imaging Technologist, MRI

Job ID: 89136
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Facility/Division: Pardee UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


Imaging Technologist, MRI

At Pardee UNC Health Care, we lead with the heart. We are undergoing transformational growth as we pursue our goal of providing advanced care close to home. Our Radiology team is a dynamic support service marshalling advanced imaging technology in support of our extensive clinical services offerings.  Expect an engaging, fast-paced and ever-changing work environment, working alongside an expert multidisciplinary team. Come be happy with Pardee!


Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment and standards, the MRI Technologist prepares and performs procedures and tests used to acquire and analyze patient diagnostic data. By interviewing and preparing patients with in-depth understanding of the equipment and procedures, this role ensures effective, safe use of this equipment and drives optimal care outcomes. As an experienced imaging technologist, this team member will work under minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment in the performance of their role.


  • Conducts magnetic resonance imaging screening, ensuring both the safe function of equipment and pursuing the best quality imaging from the procedure.
  • Reads and comprehends imaging order, engaging with radiologist when order is unclear, complex or warrants deeper review.
  • Gathers consent for contrast injection for applicable imaging orders. Establishes intravenous access and applies contrast. Under laboratory supervision, draws blood for kidney function evaluation using glomerular filtration rate (GFR) analysis on point-of-care-testing hardware.
  • Interviews patients to understand risk factors and prior medical history components that may warrant a more in-depth examination for safety, e.g. for conditional implanted devices.
  • Selects appropriate scanning protocols and imaging parameters using extensive knowledge of human anatomy, pathology and the capabilities/limitations of both MRI hardware and specific imaging sequences.
  • Guides patients, some distressed, through their examination, applying subject matter expertise and cultural competency to explain the exam. Sets expectations and calms patient for effective imaging.
  • Precepts entry-level staff and orients new colleagues as assigned. Collaborates to plan the workday and patient flow with colleagues.



  • Graduate of an accredited program in Radiological Science
  • Registration as MRI technologist from American Registry Of Radiologic Technologists
  • Strong understanding of human anatomy - can be established through education or experience
  • Experience reading and interpreting complex radiology orders


  • Experience using point-of-care-testing platforms such as Abbott i-Stat
  • Experience working with a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

About Us

At Pardee UNC Health Care, we lead with the heart. A local organization with deep regional ties, Pardee is a not-for-profit hospital system in Hendersonville, NC, aimed at improving the health of the communities it serves. While independently financed by its operations and foundation, Pardee is owned by Henderson County and managed by UNC Health. Our connection with the Western North Carolina region gives us focus, and our association with UNC Health provides the tools to succeed.

Our system consists of a core hospital licensed for 222 beds, an outlying primary and specialty care physician practice network, and a number of urgent care clinics. These operations are supported by more than 1800 team members, covering comprehensive clinical care as well as a wide array of support services including foodservice, facilities management, human resources and more. Come be happy with Pardee.

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