MRI Technologist
Fort Collins, CO Imaging
Job Type


Since 1969, OCR has been local and physician-owned with strong ties to the community. With talented, hardworking, and friendly staff, we work toward the common goal of serving residents of CO, WY, and NE with specialty-focused care. We are experiencing tremendous growth and are adding talented people in all of our locations! 

The MRI Technologist performs diagnostic testing by taking images of patient’s bodies using computerized MRI scanners.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities identified below and be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily, either with or without a reasonable accommodation. The below is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job and is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Performs MRI imaging procedures on appropriate anatomical regions in accordance with accepted standards of practice and protocols.
  • Enters data, such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry into aperture of magnetic resonance imaging equipment (head or feet first), into the computer.
  • Prepares patient for the imaging process, which can include completing the Patient Screening form, taking a medical history, and explaining the procedure to the patient. Properly positions the patient on the MRI machine to get the correct images; which can include lifting or moving disabled patients while maintaining proper patient care, comfort and safety throughout the exam. Demonstrates the use of a microphone that allows patients and technologists to communicate during the examination.
  • Keys commands to specify scan sequences and adjusts transmitters and receivers into the computer. Adjusts the equipment as necessary.
  • Observes patient through a window of a control room and on a closed circuit TV screen to monitor patient safety and comfort.
  • Views images of areas being scanned on video display screen to ensure quality of pictures.
  • Obtains precise images ordered and in the desired format, repeating the process if necessary. Works with radiologist to determine if additional images need to be taken.
  • Records images for viewing by the ordering physician while following proper record documentation.
  • Complies with all safety policies and regulations, enforcing safety precautions at all times.
  • Performs equipment quality checks and troubleshoots problems. Calls for service and notifies all pertinent team members.
  • Maintains a clean working environment.
  • Follows quality assurance guidelines and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s Degree from a certified Radiologic Technology program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of imaging procedures performed, specific experience with orthopedics a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software and similar computer applications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification, required.
  • Certification in MRI Technology, required.
  • Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification, required.

Core Competencies 

  • Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
  • Oral and Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Able to read and interpret written information. Ability to communicate with clients or customers.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Confidentiality - Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy. Adheres to HIPAA guidelines.

Independence of Action 

Work is closely monitored by supervisor/manager; detailed instructions and procedures are generally provided.

Supervisory Expectations

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel Requirements 

Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.

Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(The phrases “occasionally”, “regularly”, and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to ? of working time, “regularly” means between ? and ? of working time, and “frequently” means ? and more of working time.)

  • The work environment is a typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others. The position is occasionally exposed to minimal radiation.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 8 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear up to 8 hours per day. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl up to 8 hours a day.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will regularly assist patients in turning; will frequently assist patient in arising from exam table; will frequently push wheelchair patients; and frequently assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Medical Education (depending on position)
  • Paid Time Off

*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply.

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person's race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

Salary Description
$32.00 - $46.00/hour, commensurate with experience