General Summary: A nonexempt position responsible for operating X-ray equipment that assists physicians and physician assistants with diagnosing and/or treating disease and/or injury.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Prepares patients for radiologic procedures. Protects patient, self, and other staff from radiation hazards. Takes X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety, which involves setting up and operating radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients and includes implementing infection control procedures for the work area. Selects proper ionizing factors for radiological diagnosis. Adjusts/sets radiographic controls. Positions patients and takes X-rays of specific parts of the patient’s body as requested by physicians. Checks X-rays for clarity of image, retaking when needed.
- Maintains required records including patient records, daily log books, and monthly reports. Performs quantity and quality control checks to assure X-ray unit meets standards required by laws, rules, and departmental policies. Complies with safety standards.
- Cleans, maintains, and makes minor adjustments to radiographic equipment, including determining equipment repairs.
- Maintains radiographic supplies and orders as necessary.
- Requests outside images for upcoming appointments. Ensures images are available for surgery at outside facility, if necessary.
- Other duties as assigned
Education: Associate’s degree in radiological technology from accredited X-ray technician program.
Experience: One to three years of experience as X-ray technician, preferably in orthopaedic medical practice environment.
Other Requirements: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist registration required.
- Knowledge of X-ray procedures and protocols.
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform X-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement.
- Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology.
- Positioning patients properly.
- Identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying supervisor.
- Following infection control and radiological safety procedures.
- Lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required.
- Notice detail in drawings and differences in shapes and shadings.
- Apply written instructions and standardized work practices.
Equipment Operated: Radiological equipment used for medical diagnosis and treatment.
Work Environment: Radiological unit. Exposure to disease, radiation, and toxic chemicals in the course of performing the work. Able to multitask and work in a high volume practice.
Mental/Physical Requirements: Standing six to eight hours per day, walking, stooping, and bending. Requires ability to move equipment and transfer patients. Occasional stress when working with anxious patients.
Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 - 3 years