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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: T6015 / MRI Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 13

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Plans, coordinates, and oversees the day-to-day operations of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit consisting of multiple magnets and a diverse team of research and/or technical support staff. Establishes and implements MRI scanning protocols and procedures for clinical diagnostic and research purposes. Participates in the design and establishment of MRI research protocols and applications, and carries out standard scientific research tasks. Supervises and trains lower level technologists, research technical staff, and students engaged in MRI activities. Develops, implements, and administers operating, quality assurance, and safety policies and procedures for the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervises research technical personnel, to include work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  2. Participates in the design and development of MRI/MRS research, to include protocol, procedures, applications, and operating standards; plans, schedules, and coordinates experiments, clinical trials, and procedures.
  3. Plans, coordinates, and conducts scientific experiments, trials, and data collection procedures requiring independent judgement and evaluation, selection, and modification of standard scientific techniques.
  4. Develops, maintains, and modifies complex MRI systems and equipment, as necessary; analyzes and/or applies specialized techniques and approaches to resolving unforseen and unusual problems.
  5. Performs and/or oversees the performance of MRI procedures, to include instructing and manipulating patients, selecting techniques and calibrating equipment, and obtaining and developing images.
  6. Develops and maintains and/or oversees the maintenance and quality assurance of patient data and study documentation.
  7. Supervises the maintenance of all imaging files and data; oversees the maintenance of departmental inventories and clinic supplies.
  8. Ensures adherence to established University and departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, and safety standards.
  9. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  10. Represents the organization to various institutional divisions as well as externally to professional and community constituencies.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Associate's degree in Radiography or Diagnostic Medical Sonography; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure American Registry of Radiologic Technology License OR Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical magnetic resonance imaging principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Ability to develop, adapt, and/or modify MRI/MRS protocol, procedures, and operating standards.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Knowledge of specifications, standards, and tolerances for the operation of MRI equipment and facilities.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to operate high field clinical magnetic resonance imaging scanners.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to operate magnetic resonance film processors.
  • Knowledge of field research and data collection principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Technical problem solving skills within area of specialty.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret research data in area of specialty.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective quality assurance and quality improvement programs within a clinical environment.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must maintain certification status.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Light physical effort. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017