GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for operating Radiologic equipment to take clinical diagnostic X-Rays and C-arm fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging for orthopedic procedures as directed by physicians in addition to performing routine diagnostic procedures. Establish and maintains working relationships with colleagues, and physicians. The Radiologic Technologist must display interpersonal skills required for exercising judgment and discretion when dealing with all colleagues, patients, and physicians.
Staff reports to Senior Radiologic Technologist specific to scheduling, PTO and re-stocking of all medical supplies and DME in each respective DO office.
- High patient volume Radiology department
- Ability to work under high-pressure situations
- Exposure to communicable diseases, ionizing radiation and other conditions common to a medical office environment.
RESPONSIBILITIES OR WORK REQUIREMENTS:
- Positions patients and adjusts equipment for taking X-rays following established procedures.
- Instruct patients regarding procedures and observes patients during examinations.
- Follows prescribed safety standards in operating radiological equipment.
- Selects length and intensity for radiation exposure by adjusting equipment as needed. Maintains excellent X-Ray quality.
- Delivers x-ray to physicians for reading/interpretation.
- Examines radiological for properties such as density and contrast, definition, magnification and distortion.
- Maintain necessary supplies and/or accessories for the X-Ray unit and processor.
- Maintains X-ray file system. This includes patient x-ray pickup, scanning x-rays from satellite offices to PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems).
- Refer to weekly OR list for physicians, mail-outs, and computer knowledge and filing x-ray folders.
- Maintains cast rooms.
- Stocks necessary medical supplies.
- Cleans and makes minor adjustments to Radiologic equipment.
- Participates in training and training new X-Ray technicians.
- Aids physicians by applying and removal of casts, suture removal, applying DME’s and dressing applications.
- Maintains patient confidentially.
- Maintains professional growth and licenses through educational programs, conferences and workshops.
- Attends required meetings.
- Performs related work as required.
- Actively supports office staff in between taking x-ray’s during period of down-time.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge of C-arm fluoroscopic intraoperative imaging for orthopedic procedures
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology sufficiently pinpoint area of radiography
- Knowledge of radiology equipment and testing. Knowledge of safety hazards common to radiology including equipment, body mechanics and patient movement
- Skilled in properly positioning patients to provide quality imaging
- Skilled in trouble shooting equipment operation and performing simple adjustments
- Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, staff, and the public
- Ability to apply written guidelines and standardized work practices
- Ability to identify problems
- Ability to communicate clearly
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Education: Completion of course in Radiologic Technology approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Experience: One year of experience as a Radiologic Technologist is preferred.
- Certification with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Current License with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
- Current License by State of Connecticut
- Continuing Education will be a required