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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Scope:

This is a leadership position in the MRI Division which provides support to the division in image quality and protocol development. 

The Quality Assurance Technologist for the MR Division requires teamwork and the ability to work with MR faculty, administration and staff to maintain, improve and evolve protocols.

The QA tech severs as a mentor for staff, offering education and guidance as needed. The QA position may also work with and cover the QC staff as needed.

Responsibilities*

As the Quality Assurance Technologist for the MR Division, this individual would be responsible for:

  • Updating protocols on all scanners specific to both pediatric and adult MR imaging
  • Working with divisional radiologists and ordering clinicians, as necessary, in developing or improving existing protocols.
  • Interacting cooperatively with the QA technologist, making him/her aware of protocol changes as they occur
  • Communicating protocol changes to the technologists in a timely fashion and providing educational aids as appropriate
  • Being the first source of communication with and between divisional radiologists and clinicians
  • Following through with the Radiologists and MR management regarding timing of protocol changes; providing documentation that protocol changes and quality issues have been addressed
  • Working closely with MRI management in maintaining proper and timely QA documentation; assisting in determining the impact of protocol changes on scheduling and through put.
  • Assisting the surgeons and radiologists in developing MR imaging protocols pertinent to pre-operative planning, Will evaluate protocols and independently  assist Neurosurgery to assure continued optimization of per-operative and post-operative MR imaging.
  • In cooperation with neuroradiology, manage fMRI paradigm development and protocols relevant to post-processing/reformatting.
  • Ensure that images requiring post-processing are networked to appropriate workstations, and processed
  • Images are networked to PACS and other viewing or archival system in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that scanners on the offsites are up to date and that the technologist are current on all protocols.

 

As a technical expert the individual is acting in a leadership role at all times and will maintain proper and respectful communication and cooperation with all members of the MRI and University team.  The technical lead will provide operational leadership at the request of management or as necessary based on the needs of the division or worksite.

There will be active communication with the MRI management and divisional directors. 

Required Qualifications*

Bachelors degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.

Five years of Computerized Tomography experience (including three years of post-processing) are necessary.

Registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in MRI.
Minimum 3 years MRI imaging experience.
 Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathologic processes with emphasis on cardiac, neurologic,
and orthopedic physiology.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to
make independent decisions on matters of significance.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to
display compassion, professionalism, and integrity.
Ability to work independently without direct supervision
Ability to multi-task and follow through with tasks.
Proven ability to foster and work in a team environment.
Proven technical ability in the area of responsibility to which they are assigned.
Proven ability to make decisions relevant to protocol planning & development independent of management.

Desired Qualifications*

Advanced imaging experience to include breast imaging, cardiac imaging and advanced neurological.

Knowledge and ability to work on different MRI platforms.

Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday (4 10 hour shifts) Days

Work Locations

UH B2 B337

Background Screening

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.