Under general supervision of licensed physicians and Radiology Supervisor, performs and /or assists in performing all routine 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 cleanliness of equipment and general working area, stocking clinical supplies. Ensures proper operation of x-ray equipment. Provides 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 JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology) training program in radiological technology in order to learn how to conduct skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and chest examinations and familiarity with anatomy, physiology and biology. Special training required to conduct examinations for certain areas such as mammography.
-Licensure by New York State Department of Health as Radiologic Technologist is mandatory. Certification may be required with ARRT (American Registry for Radiologic Technologists) for certain specialty examinations.
-Prior work experience of six months is desired in order to gain familiarity on-the-job with administration of radiological testing. Should be familiar with most major models of radiological testing equipment. New x-ray technicians require period of 30 days in order to orient themselves to techniques and work area.
-Good analytical skills necessary for handling of radiology patients during administration of 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.
-Good interpersonal manner important during delivery of patient care in order to ensure harmonious provision of radiological diagnostic examination.
-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.
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