General Summary/Overview: Operates radiologic equipment to make clinical diagnostic X-ray films as directed by physicians and performs routine diagnostic procedures.
• Positions patients and adjusts equipment for taking X-rays following established procedures
• Instructs patients regarding procedures. (Observes patient for vital signs during examination)
• Follows prescribed safety standards in operating radiologic equipment and shielding when possible.
• Selects length and intensity for radiation exposure following the principles of ALARA by adjusting equipment on individual patient basis.
• Examines radiologic film for properties such as density and contrast, definition, magnification, and distortion
• Authorizes release of patients upon completion of radiologic examination.
• Develops and processes radiologic film. Delivers film to radiologists for reading/interpretation
• Maintains examination rooms. Stocks necessary medical and radiologic supplies
• Cleans and makes minor adjustments to radiologic equipment
• Aids physician in contrast studies
• Participates in training employees, (residents, and student technologists) in equipment operation, patient movement, and quality assurance
• Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested
• Enhances professional growth through education programs, conferences, and work shops
• Maintains patient confidentiality
• Performs related work as required
• Must be currently registered as a AART(R)
• Must have current license as a Radiologic Technician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Must have a minimum of 1 year experience
• Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of diagnostic radiographic procedures.
• Knowledge of basic chemistry, film apparatus, and film processing techniques.
• Knowledge of how diseases and injuries are diagnosed and imaged radiographically.
• Knowledge of human anatomy.
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.
• Ability to lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required.
• Ability to set up and operate radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment.
• Ability to clean, maintain, and make minor adjustments to equipment.
• Ability to notice detail in drawings and differences in shapes and shadings.
• Ability to keep and maintain records.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk and hear. Requires manual and finger dexterity and eye hand coordination for operation and repair of all department equipment. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Lifts patients weighing up to 300 pounds and places them in appropriate positions for operation of equipment. Requires eye sight correctable to 20/20 to operate and review developed film.
Environmental Working Conditions:
Exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to clinic environment.
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