Special Procedures Technician

Job Description

Under general supervision of licensed physicians and radiology technical manager performs all routine and advanced (E.G., computerized tomography/special procedures) radiologic and fluoroscopic examinations in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Sets up, adjusts, and operates x-ray equipment, selecting proper technical factors to obtain accurate diagnostic radiographs; properly positions and immobilizes patients. Responds to patients' needs as required. Maintains equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper operation of x-ray equipment; works closely with external technicians performing equipment maintenance.  Performs quality assurance/CQI functions. Provides instructions to medical students and residents. Manages provision of care to patients of all age groups in the form of diagnostic testing.


-Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associates degree or equivalent NYS-accredited training program in Radiologic Technology in order to learn how to conduct skeletal, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary and chest examinations and familiarity with anatomy, physiology and biology. Special training required to conduct examinations for certain areas such as Mammography, Special Procedures, and CT and MRI. This position requires competence in X-Ray, CT Scan and MRI.

-Licensure by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory. Certification required with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) for certain specialty examination (e.g., mammography). Certification is preferred credential for this title. Effective 2013, once certified, maintenance of the certification is required.

-Prior Radiology work experience of at least five years is desired in order to gain seasoned familiarity with administration of radiological testing. Should be knowledgeable about most major models of radiologic equipment.

-Good analytic skills necessary for handling of radiology patients during administration of advanced and routine diagnostic testing. Must be able to appropriately assess the correct action to take during testing, while being cognizant of patient wellbeing. Must accurately monitor radiation exposure and potential for electronic shock, etc. 

-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious provision of Radiologic examinations.

-Work requires manual dexterity for use of x-ray and other equipment and instruments.  Light lifting of clinical supplies may be required. Adequate physical strength required for positioning of patients and equipment during examinations. Accurate positioning of patients in critical in order to ensure proper quality of radiological examination results and patient safety.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.
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