MRI Technologist

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: New Glasgow, NS, CA, B2H 3S6

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 108048
Location: Northern Zone, Aberdeen Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: DI MRI ARH
Type of Employment: Casual Relief   (3% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status:  CUPE 

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


With considerable latitude for initiative and independent action, the MRI Technologist has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of all designated MRI suites including instruction of students and direction of staff while in the area i.e. hospital personnel, maintenance, and cleaning staff.  Ensuring information of the patient requisitions meet departmental standards and correlating clinical history with examinations to be performed, the MRI Technologist assumes responsibility for complex procedures designated via indirect supervision of the radiologist. To fulfill this function, the technologist will perform imaging procedures and patient care duties. The MRI Technologist must consistently apply all safety rules and techniques applicable to the magnetic and radio frequency fields in use in the MRI environment ensuring technologist, patients, co-workers and the public are adequately protected at all times.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited school with a diploma in Health Technology, e.g. RT and successful completion of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiological Technology MRI exams
  • Current registration (or eligible) with Nova Scotia College of MIRTP required
  • Previous MRI experience preferred
  • Demonstrate competency in I.V. insertion
  • Frequent independent decisions assessing diagnostic results recognizing the significance of all structures visualized, differentiating artifactual from normal or pathological and improvising standard techniques in routine and non-routine circumstances
  • Ensures competency, maintains an ongoing interest in updating knowledge on new equipment and procedures
  • Practices excellent patient care; demonstrating courtesy, kindness and understanding using effective communication skills
  • Operates computer system in regard to patient information
  • Highly adaptable professional who can think critically and  thrive as a member of a dynamic team
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.  Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Casual relief position 

Salary Information

$32.11 - $37.47 hourly 



Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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