Assists in the performance of diagnostic, minimally invasive procedures by utilizing radiographic imaging equipment. Employs techniques and procedures, which are age appropriate, in accordance with, the accepted standards of practice while demonstrating expertise in limiting radiation exposure to patients and other members of the health care team.
- Take x-rays and produces radiographs of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.
- Prepare patients for radiologic examinations by explaining the procedure, removing jewelry and other articles through which x-rays cannot pass and positioning patients so that parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
- Follow physicians’ orders precisely and conform to regulations concerning the use of radiation to protect themselves, their patients, and their coworkers from unnecessary exposure.
- Adhering to prescribed standards for Radiation Safety and Infection Control.
- Providing patient and family education related to imaging procedures.
- Utilizing a computer to access Medical and Radiological Records
- Following FBCH, FHC and departmental policies and procedures.
- Maintaining annual certifications, safety and infection in-services, plus adequate education hours to meet ARRT requirements.
- Assisting with the coordination of patient exam scheduling.
- Interact and perform exams on patients of all ages, physical and mental capabilities.
- Facilitates coordination of services and manages the daily operations in the designated imaging modality.
- Perform procedures and demonstrate technical expertise in the designated modality.
- It is the expectation that all tasks are performed with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities to continually improve core processes.
- Provides direct patient care including performing imaging procedures utilizing radiography equipment. Promotes continuous quality improvement. Approximately 90% of work activity is providing direct patient care.
- Assist with other duties as needed and assigned.