Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical work in taking radiographs of patients for diagnostic purposes. Radiologic Technologists ensure all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Completion of a 24 month American Medical Association approved course in Radiologic Technology.
Possession of certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Possession of current Iowa Permit to Practice.
Certified in BLS for Healthcare Providers.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Ability to perform quality diagnostic radiologic procedures.
Ability to position patients.
Ability to communicate with patients, staff and physicians.
Ability to navigate and/or use an Electronic Health Record (EMR) and PACS system
Skill in providing diagnostic x ray services.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry, and their applications
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for neonate through geriatric patients.
Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Cleans x ray equipment.
Performs related work per orientation and position competency checklists and skills validation.
Assists in maintaining and stocking departmental supplies.
Assists as assigned in training other department personnel.
Assists in instruction of radiology students.
Under supervision of a physician, may administer IV contrast material.
Responsible for maintaining order and cleanliness in assigned areas.
May schedule patients for radiology procedures.
Performs other assigned duties.
Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Assists patient, families, and visitors with various needs and utilizes specific communication tools to enhance customer service.
Effectively communicates with patients, staff and physicians.
Performs all duties of Radiologic Technologist. (per scope of practice).
Prepares patients (neonatal through geriatric) for special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures including, myelograms, arthrograms, venograms, and interventional radiographic exams.
Prepares sterile tray for procedures.
Assists radiologists with special diagnostic and interventional radiographic procedures.
Determines most suitable anatomical posture and positions patients accordingly; sets x ray equipment and takes x rays for a variety of special and routine examinations.
Prepares electronic images for interpretation by radiologist.
Performs diagnostic x ray exposures on neonates through geriatric patients in the Radiology Department or other patient areas.
Positions the patient according to standard guides or by alternative positions on compromised patients.
Performs all standard procedures and may assist in some invasive procedures.
Performs portable exams on patients unable to come to the Radiology Department.
Responsible for patient's physical safety.
Assists the radiologist with procedures.