DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICESEXAM NUMBER:Y5782AOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 08/03/2010DEFINITION:
Under immediate supervision, operates magnetic resonance imaging scanners to obtain routine images of delicate anatomical structures for physicians to diagnose pathological and traumatic disorders.
Essential Job Functions
- Receives andreviews physician's request for imaging procedure and identifies the patient.
- Screens patients for safety and informs the patient concerning the procedure.
- Reviews and complies with pertinent patient history, physical examinations and supporting clinical data to facilitate diagnostic results.
- Transfers, positions, and instructs patients in preparation for procedures.
- Elicits the cooperation of patients by explaining the procedure, and comforts those who fear magnetic resonance examination byproviding assurance.
- Selects appropriate imaging techniques and operates console and peripheral hardware and software.
- Selects and computes machine settings to compensate for such variances as patient size, age, gender, and tissue density.
- Performs a variety of routine head, neck, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, vascular, and musculoskeletal imaging procedures.
- Inspects images for quality and completeness, prepares and maintains records and files of procedures, and makes copies of images when requested.
- Performs appropriate quality assurance procedures, tests, and measurements; on a continuous basis, insures equipment is functioning properly, and advises supervisor of problems.
- Participates in continuing education programs in MRI techniques.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a magnetic resonance imaging training program.LICENSE:
Registration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)- OR- American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) (and completion of a 12 month, or longer, course in magnetic imaging technology which included a clinical training component) is required. A California Venipuncture Certificate that allows venous access must be obtained within four months of appointment.PHYSICAL CLASSIII - Moderate:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching: includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objet weighting over25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.Desirable Qualifications
MRI Technician Associate Degree from an accredited* college.
Additional Information Special Requirement Information:
*In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Associates's degree, or for completion of a certificate program from a trade school under the desirable qualifications, you MUST
include a legible photocopy of the official diploma, official transcripts, official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official license or certificates with your applicationwithin 15 calendar days of filing online. Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Available Shift:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications, based on application information weighted at 100%.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an"as-received"
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to the exam analyst,within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Germine Margosian, Exam Analyst
GMargosian@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: