The Radiographer/CT Technologist takes images of various portions of the body to assist physicians in detection of pathology and diagnosis of diseases and injuries based upon the age of the patient served. Positions patient under Radiographic equipment and regulates controls to exposure. Uses Computerized Radiography and Digital Radiography to produce Images for interpretation.
- Must be a high school graduate. Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA approved school and able to meet the requirement for registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART).
- If not currently trained in CT will be required to be trained for this position.
- On the job orientation is necessary to become familiar with hospital policies and procedures.
- Verbal ability is necessary to read and understand medical and technical materials and instructions: to communicate with medical, technical and clerical personnel as well as hospital administrators and patients.
- Numerical ability is necessary to detect errors in written material and statistical data and when writing and proof reading records and reports.
- Spatial perception is necessary to visualize relationships of internal organs in relation to radiographic tube and receptor in order to obtain radiographs of diagnostic value.
- Form perception is necessary to perceive detail in Radiographic Images to determine acceptability of exposure.
- Manual dexterity is necessary to adjust machine controls and arrange, attach and adjust supportive devices.
POSITION DUTIES: ESSENTIAL
- Will have technical knowledge of all aspects of the department in regard to services, programs and evaluations of such programs.
- He/she maintains radiologic services in accordance with standards established by the hospital and with the state, local and federal standards which apply.
- Is co-responsible for the technical aspect of radiologic safety in the hospital, recommending programming, monitoring and location of warning or identifying devices in carrying out recommendations of the radiation safety officer.
- Operates Radiographic equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body based upon the age of the patient served.
- Operates Imaging equipment during surgical procedures.
- Assists Radiologist with difficult radiologic procedures.
- Transports or assists in transporting patient to and from the X-Ray department.
- Maintains Radiographer equipment, keeps clean and functioning.
- Evaluates accuracy and technical quality of Images.
- Willing to perform ultrasound procedures with adequate training.
- Prepares reports, documents, statistical surveys, quality assurance and other data required.
- Has knowledge of lifting mechanics in the lifting of patient, chemicals, films and files.
- Prepares and administers barium salts or other chemical mixtures to the patient.
- Coordinates with the Radiology Manager departmental purchasing and is responsible for stock level, storage and utilization.
- Takes emergency call.
- Shall be responsible for completing educational requirements.
- Maintains current registry by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- Complies with HIPAA requirements for security and confidentiality.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of BCMH Corporate Compliance Plan, Code of Conduct and reporting process of any compliance concerns.
- Observes all infection control and safety policies and procedures.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: ESSENTIAL
An individual in this position will be required to carry or lift weights in the range of:
Up to 25 pounds frequently
Up to 50 pounds occasionally
SENSORY AND COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES: ESSENTIAL
- Inside environmental conditions
- Blood borne pathogens
- Physical hazards
- Chemical hazards