Clinical Extern Medical Imaging Technologist

November 24 2022
Industries Education, Training
Categories Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging,
Toronto, ON

Job Posting #910249

Job Title: Clinical Extern – Medical Imaging Technologist (Medical Radiation Technologist or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer)
Site: Various UHN sites

Department: Various Departments
Salary/Rate: $20.60 per hour
Hours: Various; must be available for minimum of 1 shift (7.5 hours per week)
Status: Temporary Casual (ending May 31st, 2023)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for Clinical MRT externs, aligned with, but not part of, the Ministry of Health’s Enhanced Extern Program

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The MRT Clinical Student Extern will be working as part of an interdisciplinary team in the capacity of an unregulated health care provider. The clinical student extern practices under direct and/or indirect supervision of the regulated health care professionals (MRT, DMS or RN) assigned to them, and externs are not permitted to perform any controlled acts.

UHN is currently accepting applications from MRT and DMS Students for the Extern program.

Externs will be hired on contract, during which the Extern will work part time hours to a maximum of full-time hours (37.5 hours per week). The scheduling of these hours will be determined based on unit needs and may include day/evening/night and weekend shifts. Externs may be assigned to any area of medical imaging, including general radiography, CT, MRI, molecular imaging, PET, or breast imaging.

Some of the Clinical Extern’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work in collaboration with regulated and unregulated health care professionals in their assigned clinical area
  • Assist with patient positioning & repositioning (ex. Stretcher, imaging bed, wheelchair) including reporting patients
  • Facilitate patient navigation of changing rooms, belongings, gowns etc
  • Administer screening forms (contrast etc) under supervision of regulated staff member
  • Assist with the departmental duties such as answer calls, restock supplies, running supplies and booking patients to medical imaging
  • Equipment - Assist staff with equipment quality control tests, sanitization of equipment and linen management
  • Liaises with appropriate members of the care team to identify patient care needs
  • Reports patient observations to appropriate member of the care team (Ex. comfort or safety factors)
  • Other duties as assigned to support the care team


  • Students must be in the final (clinical) year Radiological Technology (Y3), Nuclear Medicine (Y3) in the Medical Radiation Sciences Program between the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the University of Toronto OR in Ultrasound (Y2) at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN.
  • Minimum availability of 1 shift per week (preference for 2-3)
  • Day, evening, nights, weekend shifts available. Flexible availability is preferred.
  • 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

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posting Date: November 24, 2022 Closing Date: December 8, 2022

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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