Imaging Assistant - Radiology | Washington University in St. Louis Job at Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Saint Louis, MO

Job Description

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

Position is responsible for assisting with professional aspects of the MRI or Computed Tomography services including protocol patients, scheduling special studies, providing assistance for certain MRI or CT procedures, quality assurance and monitoring. Position also assists with and facilitates communications among radiology attendings, fellows and resident physicians, MRI or CT technologists, referring physicians and their offices, physician extenders and patients.

This position provides swing shift coverage M-F; rotation of two weeks, 1st shift and one week 2nd shift (includes 2nd shift paid differential).

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Assists with protocoling patients for MRI or CT procedures, obtaining information as necessary to facilitate completion of study in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Answers protocol questions from radiology technologists in an appropriate and timely manner, referring questions to staff physicians as needed.
  • Coordinates issues revolving around elevated creatinine, renal failure and dialysis, including obtaining required patient information in advance of study.
  • Reviews pre-protocol information provided by patient and referring physicianâ™s office. Follows up as needed for additional information prior to study.

Coordinates the scheduling of MRI or CT guided biopsies, special procedures to ensure appropriate information and staff are available at time of procedure.

  • Receives beeper requests for special studies. Obtains required information and confirms appropriateness of request with staff physicians.
  • Schedules special studies in advance obtaining and verifying information in accordance with established protocols.
  • Schedules procedures; coordinating them with the relevant staff physician scheduleâ™s to ensure that the appropriate expertise is available for each special study.

Assists with activities that are the Radiologistâ™s responsibilities in the performance of MRI or CT scanning.

  • Coordinates request for review of MRI studies done at outside institutions
  • May coordinate request for review of CT studies done at outside institutions
  • Provides support in the areas such as oral or rectal contrast, contract reaction, endoluminal coil placement, CT cystography and colon insufflations or other special procedures.

Assists staff physicians with scheduling and communication issues related to MRI or CT procedures and assists with quality assurance and protocol optimization.

  • Provides preliminary results to referring physician offices upon request.
  • Schedules add-on procedures.
  • Clarifies orders from referring physicians as needed.
  • Calls physician offices to report unexpected results as appropriate.
  • Requests additional images, reconstruction, etc. from radiology technologists as directed by staff physicians.
  • Helps in maintaining quality assurance of studies
  • Helps facilitate protocol optimization of sequences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified radiology technologist, registered nurse with experience in CT or MRI procedures or bachelorâ™s degree related to health science preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Attention to detail.

Required Qualifications

Experience in MRI/CT or patient workflow management with imaging studies.



Salary Range

$24.80 - $37.19 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ .


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email   or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.

  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

About Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.

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