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"Radiologic Technician"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Radiologic Technician"

1) Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.

2) Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.

 

3) Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.

4) Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation.

5) Position x-ray equipment and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.

 

6) Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.

7) Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.

8) Perform procedures, such as linear tomography, mammography, sonograms, joint and cyst aspirations, routine contrast studies, routine fluoroscopy, or examinations of the head, trunk, or extremities under supervision of physician.

9) Prepare and set up x-ray room for patient.

10) Provide assistance to physicians or other technologists in the performance of more complex procedures.

11) Provide students and other technologists with suggestions of additional views, alternate positioning or improved techniques to ensure the images produced are of the highest quality.

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12) Coordinate work of other technicians or technologists when procedures require more than one person.

13) Assist with on-the-job training of new employees or students or provide input to supervisors regarding training performance.

14) Maintain a current file of examination protocols.

 

15) Operate mobile x-ray equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.

16) Provide assistance in radiopharmaceutical administration, monitoring patients' vital signs and notifying the radiologist of any relevant changes.

17) Prepare contrast material, radiopharmaceuticals, or anesthetic or antispasmodic drugs under the direction of a radiologist.

18) Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.

19) Assure that sterile or non-sterile supplies such as contrast materials, catheters, films, chemicals, or other required equipment, are present and in working order or requisition materials.

20) Collect and maintain records of patients examined, examinations performed, patient medical histories, views taken, or technical factors used.

21) Complete quality control activities, monitor equipment operation, and report malfunctioning equipment to supervisor.

22) Perform general administrative tasks, such as answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, or pulling and filing films.

Job Description for "Radiologic Technician" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Radiologic Technician"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  29-2099.06


 

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