Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding skills to minimize radiation exposure to patients and staff.
Move x-ray equipment into position and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
Position patients on examining tables and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area requested by physician.
Document patient responses during procedures.
Assume care for physical and psychological needs of patients during examinations.
Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
Ensure that film is adequate for physician’s needs by developing and reviewing film before giving it to physician.
Strives to reduce retakes and conservation of supplies.
Provide orientation to new Radiology Technicians concerning proper operating procedures and safety hazards of equipment.
Responsible for x-ray machine maintenance that maintains equipment at optimum operating levels.
Maintain adequate levels of supplies.
Report all undesirable matters, services, and facilities requiring correction to the Director of Clinical Services.
Comply with all HIPAA regulations to maintain a patient’s right to privacy by not discussing privileged information outside the work area and preserving the patient’s dignity at all times.
Pursues self-improvement through becoming familiar with new procedures.
Prepares patients for and assists with examinations in a manner which promotes the delivery of high quality patient focused health care services.
Administers injections and medications (when appropriately trained) and dresses wounds and incisions.
Interprets physician’s instructions to patients.
Maintain records of vital statistics and other pertinent patient data.
Clean and sterilize instruments and equipment.
Maintain stock of supplies in patient rooms.
Transport patients or assist patients to walk.
Clean clinical areas and change bed linens.
Conduct specified laboratory tests and documents appropriately.
Assist front office staff to perform receptionist and clerical duties to ensure efficient and effective patient flow.
Report all undesirable matters, services and facilities requiring correction to the Director of Clinical Services.
Other duties as assigned.