Radiologic Technologist Duties
This is skilled technical work involving radiology and
fluoroscopy of hospital patients.
Work involves taking and developing radiographs and assisting
radiologist in the operation of a fluoroscope. The work involves
a variety of types of radiographic photography and requires a
knowledge of the use of equipment, density of the body and its
anatomical terminology, as well as ingenuity and initiative to
apply prescribed ionizing radiation for radiologic diagnosis.
Work is performed in accordance with established procedures of
the department and with a physician's instructions as to plates
needed. Work is reviewed by a senior technologist or by
physicians on completion and occasionally during processing for
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sets up and operates stationary and mobile radiologic equipment;
transfers and positions patient in the most suitable posture,
taking care to avoid aggravation of injury and distortion of
organs on the film due to the position assumed by the patient;
checks films for diagnostic quality and proper positioning.
Centers the machine at the proper angles and height over the
area to be x-rayed; measures the density of the area to be
x-rayed; computes the exposure time to produce radiographs of
proper detail, density, contrast, and freedom from distortion.
Assists physicians in fluoroscopies; measures and mixes barium,
kaolin, and similar solutions; assists radiologist during
examinations; takes required pictures in designated positions
Develops film by automatic and manual processing; provides
protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
Keeps records and files properly identified; keeps work area
clean and orderly.
Instructs students in radiologic methods and techniques as
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school graduation supplemented by completion of an approved
course in radiologic technology and preferably some experience
in diagnostic radiology; or possess an Associate Degree in
Radiologic Technology; or any equivalent combination of training
Candidates for this position must posses a valid certificate of
registration with the ARRT at the time of appointment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of
diagnostic radiography including positioning patients and
adjusting and operating equipment and developing and processing
Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the work.
Some knowledge of anatomy as related to radiographic work.
Ability to take and develop a variety of radiographs.
Ability to demonstrate to and instruct students in the operation
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with patients.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with medical and nursing staff, other employees,