Radiology Techs are responsible for the operation and maintenance of complex imaging equipment to produce high quality images according to established standards.
Radiology Technologist: Includes, but not limited to:
Maintain consistent knowledge and skill levels to meet diagnostic evaluation expectations.
Complete documentation of all activities according to established criteria.
Adhere to facility policies, procedures and processes regarding quality improvement, safety, patient flow and other issues.
Operate and maintain imaging hardware and software.
Key commands and data into computer to document and specify scan sequences, adjust transmitters and receivers, or photograph certain images.
Verifies patient identification and examination to be performed before starting the procedure.
Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties; providing explanations of treatment; answering questions to ensure safety and comfort during scan.
Follow physician instructions and assist them during procedures.
Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors to comply with government regulations.
Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
Operate or oversee operation of imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
Position and immobilize patient on examining table.
Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality.
Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
Set up examination rooms, ensuring that all necessary equipment is ready.
Set up sterile trays and follow sterile techniques for different types of exams.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media, administering first aid, and using the emergency cart.
Record, process and maintain patient data and treatment records, and prepare reports.
Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.
Assumes responsibility for assigned area; control inventory of supplies for assigned area and clean and disinfects exam rooms and equipment as needed.
- 2 years recent working experience as a radiologic technologist (not including clinicals)
- Current BLS Card
- Current TB Screen
- Current ARRT Certification
- Valid Identification/Driver's License
- Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process