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.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Competencies):
-Under supervision of physicians and Radiology Supervisor, prepared patients and examination areas in accordance with departmental policies and procedures for administration, as appropriate, of all routine skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and chest radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic examinations. May prepare to perform mammograms and venograms in accordance with training and certification. Sets up, cleans and adjusts x-ray equipment. Loads film, takes x-rays and unloads and transports film if necessary. May develop images using appropriate methods and equipment including computed radiography or direct radiography systems. Observes radiation and equipment safety precautions both for equipment maintenance and patient and employee well being. Provides patient orientation prior to examination session. Assist Radiologist during procedures. Transport and use mobile x-ray equipment.
-Under supervision, performs or assists in performing routine radiological and fluoroscopic diagnostic evaluations in accordance with established procedures and techniques. Operates and adjusts equipment, determining current settings and monitoring patient and employee radiation exposure and potential for electric shock; observes safety guidelines. Responds to patients’ needs during testing. May assist in administering opaque media, loading power injector and handling catheters, guide wires and needles under aseptic technique. Records and codes all applicable examination results and completes all relevant medical documentation; properly labels images in accordance with defined procedures.
-Document and track all exams into RIS – Radiology Information System. Archive all procedures into PACS, insuring completeness and accuracy of all information. May perform specialized diagnostic examinations as permitted by experience or registry.
-Provides related support functions as required. Schedules examinations; initiates transportation; maintains examination files and statistics. May answer telephones for area and record messages. Maintains clean work area and equipment and maintains full stock of applicable clinical supplies. Properly prepares contrast media as needed.
-Ensures good working order of equipment. Troubleshoots routine equipment problems or seeks technical assistance for equipment malfunctions, keeping supervisor (s) appropriately informed.
-Performs other related duties as assigned or required as professional technologist. May assist with training and orientation of residents and clinical students from various departments and external institutions. May assist with quality assurance/CQI tasks under supervision.
-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.
-14 hrs/wk, Sat and Sun Midnight to 8 AM
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