Provides diagnostic radiographic exams of patient for use by physicians in the development of diagnoses and treatment plans.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and graduation from an accredited school of radiology.
Must possess valid American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) certification in Radiography. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements:
Minimum of one (1) year recent experience performing diagnostic radiographic exams of patience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements:
Radiographic examination procedures and protocols; diagnostic x-ray equipment; quality assurance and quality control measures; personal computers; anatomy and physiology of the human body; contrast application and contrast reaction symptoms; venipuncture techniques; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.
Positioning patients properly to maximize results; using diagnostic x-ray exam equipment; preparing and administering contrast solutions; applying radiation safety principles; applying aseptic principles; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time; vision to use standard office equipment and read printed materials including a VDT screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.