As a Radiological Technologist, you will be responsible for operating x-ray and fluoroscopic equipment for assisting radiologist and/or physicians in diagnosing and/or treating disease or injury. You will operate and maintain x-ray equipment and processors. You will develop and maintain x-ray copies, prepare and file reports along with maintaining standards of quality
- Performs general x-ray clerical duties (e.g., registers patients; obtains insurance authorization; types flashcards for
x-ray film; schedules patients; processes encounter forms; answers telephone; directs calls; provides routine
- Selects proper ionizing factors for radiological diagnosis
- Adjusts and sets radiographic controls, such as kilovoltage and mill amperage, to prescribed specifications for
proper timing of exposure; regulates the length and intensity of film exposure.
- Positions and restrains patients; and takes x-rays of patients chest, limbs, or other parts of the body as requested
- Implements infection control procedures for the work area.
- Checks x-rays for clarity of image, and retakes x-rays when needed.
- Develops, fixes, washes, and dries exposed films using film processing and drying equipment.
- Maintain cleanliness and makes minor adjustments to radiographic equipment, including determining repairs
needed to equipment.
- Maintains required records such as patient records, daily logbooks, and monthly reports.
- Distributes films to appropriate medical staff.
- Maintains inventory and orders supplies.
- Protects patient and other personnel from radiation hazards.
- Orders radiographic supplies, film, and equipment.
- Performs diagnostic sonograms.
- Participate in the Rota of the Department.
- May have to do shift work to cover emergency calls.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Good communication skill for relay information to physicians
- Must have interpersonal skills enough to explain procedures to patients and allay apprehensions, and to relay
information to physicians.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of diagnostic radiographic procedures.
- Knowledge of basic chemistry, film apparatus, and film processing techniques.
- Knowledge of how diseases and injuries are diagnosed and imaged radiographically.
- Knowledge of human anatomy.
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.
- Attention to detail
- Organized and methodical good general health and fitness.
- Able to relate to people from different cultural backgrounds
- Compassion towards others
- Planning skills
- A high degree of motivation and self-discipline
- Basic computer skill sets
Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology