Operates radiologic equipment to produce radiographs (x-rays) of body for diagnostic purposes, as directed by Radiologist, by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
include the following, other duties may be assigned.
Positions patient on examining table and adjusts immobilization devices to obtain optimum view of specific areas of body requested by physician.
Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
Moves x-ray equipment into specified positions and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors such as time and distance.
Practices radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient and staff.
Obtain patient’s pertinent history.
Maintains crash cart.
Maintain and stock inventory.
Maintain OSHA regulations.
Provides relief for Computerized Tomography, Mammography and Dexascan where trained.
Performs other projects and duties as related to department objective.
Must be able to get along with others, to be a team player, to accept constructive criticism from your supervisor and be able to follow work rules.
Report to lead technologist for work assignments.
Will assist with film quality control.
Required to work evening and holidays with responsibility for the operation of the department.
Assists and relieve manager expediting the patient work flow through the department.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.
Organizational skills are essential to prioritize daily work.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Education and/or Experience:
Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six month to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must be AART registered or eligible also IDNS licensed.
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.
Responsible accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hand to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100#.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of radiation.
The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The above statements in this job description are intended to describe the nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.