The Technologist selects and operates all radiology equipment as directed and provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
Explains procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
Checks patient's chart to confirm order and checks arm bands to confirm identity.
Moves X-ray equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors such as time and distance.
Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross-contamination.
Operates mobile X-ray equipment in Operating Room, Emergency Room, or at patient's bedside.
Assists in performing CPR. CPR certification required.
Transfers patients safely to X-ray table, wheelchairs, stretchers, etc. with use of slider board as needed for difficult or trauma patients.
Responds promptly when work is to be done, transports patients, schedules procedures, processes films to eliminate patient wait.
Completes radiographic exams in acceptable time (routine procedures six (6) minutes).
Films are of good technical quality and repeat rate is below 5.
Able to evaluate patient's condition and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
May be required to perform other assignments from time to time as requested by the Department Leader.
Education: Must have successfully passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and have completed two (2) years of training in an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.