Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Reserve Radiologic Technologist / SSOE
Job Code: 002360
This is technical work performing routine patient care activities in a medical setting and providing relief for technical tasks associated with operating an X-Ray machine..
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Assists physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners in performing routine procedures; takes vital signs; records weight, height, and other physical information; prepares forms for tests; performs urinalysis testing and specimen transportation; assists with patient care.
Answers patients' questions as appropriate, or refers to physician, nurse practitioners or nurse; provides and explains test results to patient as requested by physician or nurse practitioner.
Sterilizes instruments and equipment; maintains records of sterilization; monitors dates of last sterilization and re-sterilizes as necessary.
Responds to patient requests; monitors patients' condition; performs tasks relating to patient needs.
Answers phone; responds to inquiries or refers to appropriate office or individual.
Assists in basic patient education.
On a relief basis: operates x-ray machine to perform a variety of exams; assesses technical factors; determines proper positioning and processing to obtain film without excess radiation exposure to patient; takes x-ray; prepares x-ray films to be sent to consulting radiologists for interpretation; disseminates copies of reports for attending physician and clinicians, medical records chart, and x-ray department film folder.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles of basic patient care.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, asepsis, sterile techniques and radiological positioning.
Knowledge of standard radiographic procedures and basic roentgenographic equipment involved in general diagnostic x-ray work.
Knowledge of the physical and biological effects of ionizing radiation.
Knowledge of policies for blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis.
Ability to operate roentgenographic equipment and to accurately position patients.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions in detail.
Ability to prepare records and reports.
Ability to perform routine procedures accurately.
Ability to maintain an empathetic attitude toward patients.
Good communication skills.
Education: Two years training in an accredited school of radiology technology.
Experience: Six months experience in medical care facility.
Certification: ISDH certified as a Limited General Radiographer or as a General Radiographer.
Registration: Registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.