Medical Imaging Assistant

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Medical Imaging Assistant

Position Details

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Employee Type: Temporary, Part Time
If Temporary, Number of Weeks: 25
Union: OPSEU
Openings Remaining: 4


Work Days:
Monday to Sunday, Holidays
Time of Day: Days, Evenings, Nights
Shift: Rotating
This position may be scheduled at any of the following sites: Charlton Campus (Hamilton Downtown), King Campus (Stoney Creek East Hamilton), West 5th Campus (Hamilton Mountain)

Application Dates

Opening Date:
Closing Date: 21/03/23 Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date

Position Description

Temporary assignment -approximately 25 weeks


The Medical Imaging Assistant assists with a variety of medical imaging procedures under the direct supervision of a Medical Radiation/Imaging Technologist (MRT). The successful candidate performs duties requiring limited technical skills and responsibilities and which do not require interpretation or assessment to facilitate imaging tests and procedures.


  • Grade 12 education or recognized equivalent
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant Certificate
  • Imaging Assistant Certificate is preferred
  • Minimum 1-year previous experience working as a Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA) and/ or Imaging Assistant
  • Student currently enrolled in a CMRITO accredited Medical Radiation Technology program, this can include students in General Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Cardiac Sonography and Radiation Therapy
  • Canadian or Internationally trained Radiation Technologist or Internationally trained physician with 1-year experience in a clinical setting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment


  • Assists with, under the direct supervision of a Medical Radiation/Imaging Technologist (MRT) a variety of imaging tests and procedures, with accuracy and efficiency, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Diagnostic Services and Electrodiagnostic services program.
  • Under Medical Directive, responsible for IV insertion
  • Performs specific patient procedures e.g. ECG, blood pressure, as required
  • Prepares for, arranges for and assists/performs patient transport to and from inpatient units or to/from imaging equipment, stretchers, wheelchairs, etc.
  • Initiates searches for delayed or missing patients
  • Where trained, operates and maintains imaging equipment according to procedures. Recognizes failure and immediately requests direction from an MRT
  • Performs preliminary tasks to support testing and procedures, e.g. cleaning/preparing room, stocking of supplies, assists patient from waiting room, removal of waste/linen, configuration of imaging equipment
  • Performs initial screening of patients, checks for contraindications and is able to communicate with the Radiologist, MRT, patient, and/or family as required
  • Performs other technical tasks or duties to support imaging tests or procedures, as required
  • Documents and communicates complaints, problems and discrepancies from internal and external customers
  • Reviews upcoming patient schedules/requisition for omissions, discrepancies and opportunities and reviews with MRT for next steps, as required
  • Follows inventory control system to ensure availability of adequate supplies and orders and restocks supplies based on usage and requirements
  • Under Medical Directive, prepares and handles contrast media as required
  • Files and retrieves patient related material, e.g. requisitions, film, reports
  • Handles body fluids and potentially infectious materials to ensure safety of patients, self, the public, and other staff
  • Assists with patient emergencies, such as Code Blue, as able/trained to
  • Maintains competency as an MIA through participation in training and continuing education
  • May be required to rotate through various areas of Diagnostic Services and Electrodiagnostic Services and to participate in intravenous insertion
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Rotating shifts; days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays


Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people. We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process – please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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