Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Prepares patients for radiologic procedures. Protects patient, self, and other staff from radiation hazards. Takes X-rays following established procedures for patient care and safety, which involves setting up and operating radiographic equipment used in the medical diagnosis and/or treatment of patients and includes implementing infection control procedures for the work area. Selects proper ionizing factors for radiological diagnosis. Adjusts/sets radiographic controls. Positions patients and takes X-rays of specific parts of the patient’s body as requested by physicians. Checks X-rays for clarity of image, retaking when needed.
- Maintains required records including patient records and daily logs. Performs quantity and quality control checks to assure X-ray unit meets standards required by laws, rules, and departmental policies. Complies with safety standards.
- Cleans, maintains, and makes minor adjustments to radiographic equipment, including determining equipment repairs.
- Requests outside images for upcoming appointments. Ensures images are available for surgery at outside facility, if necessary.
- Assist physician in clinic including triaging and rooming patients, taking vital signs, collecting medical histories, data entry and order preparation
- Assist office staff with administrative duties including scheduling and managing phone calls and messages.
- Other duties as assigned
Education: Graduate of an accredited program in radiological technology
Experience: 2-3 years of general x-ray experience. Orthopaedic experience preferred, but not required.
Other Requirements: American Registry of Radiologic Technologist registration and state of Virginia RT licensure
- Knowledge of X-ray procedures and protocols.
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology necessary to perform X-ray testing including body mechanics and patient movement.
- Knowledge of radiology equipment including safety hazards common to radiology.
- Knowledge of PACS systems
Skills & Abilities:
- Able to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally and engage with patients and coworkers in a professional way
- Possess independent decision making skills
- Able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities concurrently
- Positioning patients properly for required orthopedic examinations
- Identifying equipment problems and correcting or notifying supervisor
- Following infection control and radiological safety procedures
- Lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required.
- Apply written instructions and standardized work procedures to meet the needs of the practice
- Current CPR certification
Mental/Physical Requirements: Standing six to eight hours per day during clinic hours, walking, stooping, and bending. Requires ability to move equipment and transfer patients. Occasional stress during high-volume hours.
Hours: Approximately 25-30 hours/week during clinic hours (Monday-Friday 8am-8pm) occasionally extending beyond clinic open hours as required by the physician