Job Standard for Radiologic Technologist
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Radiologic Technologist Overview
- Person Group: Classified
- Job Code: 7482
- Pay Grade: I
- FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
- Career Level: Level 3
- Family: Health Services
- Function: Clinical
To coordinate the activities of an x-ray department in a hospital or clinic; produce radiographs; perform related work.
Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.
Good knowledge of: radiograph production and processing techniques; radiation protection devices and uses; human anatomy and physiology.
Some knowledge of: CPR and emergency shock treatment measures, and patient handling techniques.
Experience: utilizing radiological equipment and processors to produce radiographs; preparing and maintaining patient files.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
- Ability to keep up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to the job
- Ability to verify that medical activities or operations meet standards
60% of Time the Radiologic Technologist must:
- Reviews x-ray requests from physicians for accuracy and completeness; schedules exams and refers patients to area hospitals; instructs patients regarding x-ray procedures; obtains patient history; determines patient positive, film size and x-ray beam alignment; provides patients positioning with radiation protection devices; evaluates and selects x-ray exposure factors; prepares film processing solution and processes film; reloads cassettes; reviews finished film for quality and submit films to physician for review and interpretation; performs minor adjustments and cleans film processors; checks and cleans cassettes and screens; may mount electrocardiograph (EKG) strips onto patients and conduct EKG’s; may set up electroencephalography (EEG) machines, conduct EEG’s and detect artifacts in EEG printouts.
- Directs the work of auxiliary personnel in positioning injured or ill patients; performs quality control checks such as light testing, x-ray timer checks and screen contact testing; performs specification conformance testing on new equipment; develops and implements policies and procedures; recommends purchase of x-ray and auxiliary equipment; evaluates and recommends renewal of service contracts; inventories and orders supplies; recommends budget levels and monitors expenditures; sets up and maintains records and prepares reports; may provide information and explanation to auditors and inspectors.
- May perform routine laboratory tests such as urinalysis, pregnancy, and throat cultures and prepare blood slides. Under the direction of a physician: may draw blood samples; may assist with minor surgery procedures; may perform dressing changes and suture removal.
35% of Time the Radiologic Technologist
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Radiologic Technologist
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
This position involves exposure to toxic film processing chemicals and fumes, ionizing radiation, possible backscatter, and secondary radiation, assisting patients weighing up to 180 pounds in moving from a wheelchair onto an x-ray table.
Not applicable for Radiologic Technologist
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Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.