DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding skills to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
  • Move x-ray equipment into position and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
  • Position patient on examining table 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 patient during examinations.
  • Explain procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
  • Ensure that film is adequate for physician’s needs by developing and reviewing film before giving to physician.
  • Strives to reduce retakes and conservation of supplies.
  • File films.
  • 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.
  • Clean equipment.
  • Report all undesirable matters, services, and facilities requiring correction to the Director of Clinical Services.
  • Comply with all HIPAA regulations to maintain 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 patient 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.