Supervises patient/work flow under general supervision of licensed physicians and Radiology Assistant Administrator, performs all routine and advanced (e.g., computerized tomography/special procedures) radiologic and fluoroscopic examinations as supervising technologist in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures. Provides daily supervision of line X-Ray, CT and Special Procedures technicians. Sets up, adjusts, and operates X-Ray equipment, selecting proper technical factors to obtain accurate diagnostic radiographs; properly position and immobilizes patients. Through area 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 instruction to medical students and residents and in-service to line X-Ray technicians. Manages provision of care to patients of all age groups, the form of diagnostic testing will be responsible for supervising MRI staff working on weekends, and must be able to perform an MRI exam in an emergency.
-Job requires a minimum level of knowledge ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associates Degree or equivalent NYS-accredited training program in Radiological 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 conducting examinations for certain areas such as Special Procedures, CT and MRI.
-Licensure by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory. Certification required with ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technology) in Radiography and is preferred for specialty fields.
-Prior work experience of more than five years is desired in order to gain seasoned familiarity with administration of radiological testing. Should be knowledgeable about most major models of radiological testing equipment. New technical supervisors require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.
-Very good analytical 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 well-being. Must accurately monitor radiation exposure or potential for electronic shock, etc. As Technical Supervisor should be able to give effective guidance to staff technologists during testing.
-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious provision of radiological diagnostic 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 is critical in order to ensure proper quality of radiological examination results and patient safety.