Special Procedure Technician

Mary Greeley Medical Center

Job Description

Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical work in taking radiographs of patients for diagnostic purposes. Special Procedures Technologists ensure all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.
Position Responsibilities

Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Assists the radiologist with procedures.
Maintains basic records and reports.
Cleans x ray equipment.
Acts as lead to Radiology staff in the absence of the Radiology Supervisor or Director
Effectively communicates with patients, staff and physicians.
Performs all duties of Radiologic Technologist. (per scope of practice)
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
Considers age, growth and development of the patient when planning, teaching and providing care.
Documents and maintains data on patients electronic and paper record.
Assures safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Participates and maintains quality improvement initiatives to promote positive patient outcomes.
Assists patient, families, and visitors with various needs and utilizes specific communication tools to enhance customer service.
Prepares patients (neonatal through geriatric) for special radiographic examinations requiring special equipment and procedures including nephrostomy procedures, myelograms, arthrograms, venograms, coronary angiograms 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, including but not limited to the operating room.
Instructs the patient about the exam including: introduction of staff present with position title, details of the exam, duration of exam and appreciation of the patient.
Responsible for patient's physical safety.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Completion of a 24 month American Medical Association approved course in x ray technology and at least six months experience or additional training in special radiographic procedures.
Certification as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Possession of current Iowa Permit to Practice.
Certified in BLS for Healthcare Providers.

Preferred Qualifications:
None Specified

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Knowledge of the anatomy; knowledge of the principles of physics, electricity, and related physical sciences as applied to general diagnostic and special radiographic techniques.
Thorough knowledge of sterile techniques.
Ability to position patients for a wide variety of special and routine diagnostic radiographic procedures; ability to operate a variety of special radiographic equipment, including digital subtraction software; ability to establish effective relations with patients, physicians and co workers; ability to assist with CPR.
Skill in performing special diagnostic x ray procedures; performing patient assessments and charting during the special radiographic procedures.
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.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
None Specified

Employment Type

80 hour Full Time


7:30a-4:00p M-F every 3rd weekend 7:00a-3:30p