Operates x-ray equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body under the supervision of a radiologist. Prepares and administers barium salts or other chemical mixtures. Prepares and maintains records and files as directed. Cleans and adjusts equipment.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patients status before, during and after procedure.
Arranges, attaches, or adjusts immobilization and support devices to obtain precise positions and prevent patient from moving.
Administers contrast media with instructions to patients.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Provides training to students, staff and physicians.
Develops film and assesses technical quality; seeks appropriate consultation to repeat radiographs.
Uses automated technology to archive, copy, film, and manipulate image data.
Maintains x-ray exams log.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience operating radiograph equipment.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Arizona Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT), American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of radiograph equipment and how to operate machinery.
Skill in operating and maintaining radiograph equipment.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to listen and accurately interpret others' communication or instructions to take appropriate action; ability to speak effectively with customers.
Ability to calculate figures and compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to apply basic algebraic concepts.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations