Under the direction of a Radiologist, performs various radiology procedures at a technical level requiring no constant supervision of technical detail. Performs a variety of technical procedures that will require independent judgment. Assumes responsibility for designated areas or procedures as required including specialized radiographic areas such as special procedures, mammography, cat scan, MRI, bone densitometry, etc. May be assigned as an instructor in areas of specific competence. Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient as number one and to put forth the utmost quality as a radiologic technologist.
The position of Radiologic Technologist is identified as “department safety-sensitive”.
Department safety-sensitive positions mean employment positions which may in the normal course of business:
- Require the employee to operate the company vehicles or heavy equipment, or
- Involves duties which, if performed with inattentiveness, errors in judgment, or diminished coordination, dexterity, or composure, may result in mistakes that could present a real and/or imminent threat to the personal health and safety of the employee, co-worker, and/or the public.
Delegation of Authority:
As a Radiologic Technologist, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Properly positions patients for examinations and operates equipment to obtain the most reliable and informational data. Provides immobilization as required and protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
2. Selects and operates equipment, selecting proper technical factors on an individual basis.
3. Selects and loads proper film cassettes, using film markers correctly and consistently.
4. Has film developed either by darkroom personnel or self as required.
5. Assists physicians in performance of examinations by mixing and pouring contrast media, administering opaque media, holding and turning patients, assisting in sterile procedures and other related duties as required.
6. Practices sterile technique and prevents cross contamination. Maintains orderliness and cleanliness, including provision for the contamination free condition of rooms, equipment and personnel.
7. Secures and returns supplies. Maintains room stock.
8. Reports equipment failure to supervisor using proper forms and maintaining appropriate records.
9. Responsible for delegated areas of authority in the performance of routine or special procedures. In the absence of the supervisor, may be designated as acting supervisor.
10. May assist in the use of a variety of equipment or procedures not routinely taught.
11. Performs a variety of related clerical tasks as necessary.
12. Rotates modalities and shifts as required within the department.
13. Adheres to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety.
14. Performs radiographic, CAT Scan, MRI, Ultrasound examinations, Bone Densitometry. Obtains patient history, explains routine procedures, and addresses patient concerns.
15. Positions patients and operates equipment to produce the most reliable and informational data.
16. Performs tests with portable equipment in patient rooms when necessary.
17. Observes patient for any unusual reactions or events and acts appropriately.
18. Reviews and evaluates completed tests for quality, completeness and type of test ordered; ensures quality images.
19. Maintains harmonious relationship and open line of communication within the unit and with other departments, staff, physicians and other support personnel providing support and assistance to ensure quality patient care.
20. Demonstrates appropriate judgment in notifying/communicating with physicians.
21. Communicates clearly and tactfully with patients, their families and other staff members.
22. Actively participates in the review of policies and procedures for the radiology department on an annual basis.
23. Is resourceful and calm in emergencies.
24. Participates in rotation of stand-by call and responds according to department polices and procedures.
25. Maintains confidentiality of all patient/resident/staff information.
26. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Preferred Minimum Education:
- Must possess a high school diploma
- Training in various radiological specialties to meet the job specifications
- Must possess skills or willing to obtain skills in two special areas in addition to routine radiography
- ARRT registered or ARDMS
- CPR Certification
- Mammography (as applicable) – State certification required
- Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in an understandable manner.
- Must possess willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel
- Must have experience with computer
- Requires patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm.
- Must be able to handle patients, family members, visitors, personnel and general public based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
- Must be able to be on standby call and respond according to department policies and procedures.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
- Moderate to heavy physical effort (lift, carry, push, pull up to 50 lbs.)\
- Frequent prolonged standing/walking
- Frequently lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients.
- Manual dexterity and mobility
- Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
- Visual acuity with or without correction
Working Conditions: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work typically performed by an employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
- May be exposed to the risk of blood borne disease, infections and contagious diseases
- Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
- Handles emergency or crisis situations
- Works in clean, air-conditioned, well-lit environment
- Subject to work under stressful situations and time constraints
- Requires judgment/action which could have a significant impact on a patient’s life
- Occasionally subjected to long irregular hours
Required Protective Equipment:
Gown, medical gloves, face shield as necessary and other equipment as required by OSHA regulations and hospital policy.
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, hourly.
Review: I have read and understand the job description for the position of Radiologic Technologist. The expectations of my job have been explained to me and I have had an opportunity to ask questions. I acknowledge that the contents of this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by person assigned to this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills of the person so classified. Further, I certify that I am capable of meeting the personal/physical/licensure/certification requirements of this position.