The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for the independent operation of X-ray equipment, and for performing and communicating results of diagnostic examinations using X-ray. The X-ray Technologist is responsible for daily operations of the X-ray Department, patient schedule, equipment maintenance, the report of equipment failures, and quality assessment (QA). The X-ray Technologist maintains a high standard of medical ethics at all times and is self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ability to effectively operate Radiology equipment.
• Ability to evaluate X-Rays in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
• Analyzes patient’s general condition to determine best examination approach.
• Assists patient in preparing for study with appropriate dress, reviews procedure with patient, and assist patient with education, answers questions and addresses concerns.
• Follows patient/equipment procedures and examines patient screening to ensure safety.
• Compiles accurately all patient information (screening, worksheet, and previous studies) and consults with radiologist for determination of scan procedures. Notifies Radiologist of positive screening responses as necessary.
• Coordinates hospital patient exams by communicating with patient’s nurse of exam appointment time, medication, and transportation in an efficient and effective manner.
• Completes all documentation to maintain patient files without omissions.
• Other duties as assigned/ required.
The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.
• Graduate of a formal Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program and/or state license required. preferable- 2 years of imaging experience.
• Bachelor of Science degree in applicable field preferred.
• BLS required from the American Heart Association
• Active certification by ARRT and/or Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners