Full Job Description
Summary: Performs radiographic, CT, and other diagnostic imaging procedures to assist physicians in the diagnosis of disease and injuries by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prepares and positions patient for diagnostic imaging procedures.
Technologist must properly position patient to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by physician.
Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation.
Moves imaging equipment into specified position, determines proper exposure factors on basis of patients body habitus, and degree of penetration required, and adjusts equipment controls to set exposure factors and produce images of proper detail, density, and accuracy.
Practices radiation protection techniques to minimize radiation to patient and staff.
Performs specialized and routine diagnostic radiology procedures.
Assists radiologist in fluoroscopic and special x-ray examinations.
Measures and mixes barium and contrast media.
Processes images and reviews for proper identification and quality control.
Prepares images for reading by radiologist or requesting physician.
Performs routine maintenance, diagnoses malfunctions, and makes minor repairs on radiologic equipment, arranging for repairs as needed.
Operates mobile radiologic equipment in operating room, emergency room, or at patient's bedside.
Completes forms and maintains records, logs, and reports of work performed.
Technologist must assist and supervise radiologic technology students while in department.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Decision Making/Judgement - Demonstrates the ability to secure and evaluate facts in making decisions and taking action and makes decisions in a timely manner; Makes good decisions when faced with new situations or incomplete information; Is able to effectively prioritize tasks; Approaches problems, challenges and new situations in an organized manner; Demonstrates flexibility and creativity in finding workable solutions and avoids recurring problems.
Communication/Interpersonal Skills - Demonstrates the organization's cardinal value; to honor the dignity and worth of each individual; Relates to others in an honest, straightforward fashion and is professional verbally and non-verbally; Resolves conflict in a positive manner; Actively listens with a sincere attempt to understand and values different points of view; Respects the confidentiality of patient and employee information.
Teamwork - Contributes to a climate where employees want to do their best and work together as a team; Accepts responsibility for establishing and maintaining a healthy relationship with every member of the staff; Assists co-workers as needed; Displays a positive, cooperative team attitude and recognizes the achievement of others.
Change Management - Is open to change and makes suggestions for change; maintains a positive attitude regarding change.
Customer Service - Treats patients and co-workers with respect and professionalism; Assists others in the department and throughout the hospital; Takes initiative in working to solve customer complaints; Displays a can do attitude.
Stewardship - Demonstrates a commitment to cost effectiveness and sound business practices; Conserves resources whenever appropriate.
Initiative - Recognizes and follows through with duties that need to be performed; seeks out new assignments and assumes additional duties; Makes suggestions for improving procedures; Commits time and effort to hospital committees and community service; Participates in department in-service programs and takes responsibility for personal and professional growth.
Dependability/Reliability - Reports to work in a regular and timely manner and is willing to make schedule adjustments related to changes in workload activity; Accepts delegation responsibly and can be relied upon to perform duties and complete assignments independently and in a reasonable time frame; Observes appropriate work breaks and meal periods; Attends mandatory meetings and in-services; Demonstrates commitment and responsibility.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Technologist must be registered by ARRT. Technologist must hold current license from the Ohio Department of Health.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Be able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: Basic PC skills preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Current Ohio RT license
Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Current CPR certification
Age Specific Competencies: Knowledge and application of growth and development principles; utilization of effective communication strategies; implementation of specific technical factors.
Pediatric; newborn-12 years of age
Adolescent; 12-18 years of age
Adult; 18-65 years of age
Older Adult; 65+ years of age
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and use hands to palpate, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.