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X-Ray Technologist

X-Ray Technologist Position Description

Classification:  Non-Exempt

Reports To:  X-Ray Team Lead

Location:  All Clinics

Date Updated:  March 28, 2017

Administers rapid treatment to patients; take accurate X-rays of areas being examined; provide the images to providers in a timely manner; ensure patients are comfortable and safe; protects patient and company privacy and confidentiality guidelines. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepares patients for radiological procedures; takes x-rays of patient’s tissues, or organs/bones to evaluate for possible injury or illness; ensures patients are safe, calm and relaxed by communicating positively and with professionalism.
  • Protects patients and staff from radiation by using shielding and adjusting technique to make sure the machine is set at the appropriate kVp and mAs levels. 
  • When necessary, provide patient with details about injury or illnesses and instructions to properly care for the injury; provides detailed reports about patients behavior and any equipment malfunctions; restocks the room with proper supplies after an X-ray. 
  • Assist other staff and provider by performing medic responsibilities, such as applying splints, casts/dressings; administers IV’s, IM injections; drawing blood; may also assist in training new employees.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of how to operate medical imaging equipment; familiar with technical specifications and best practices operating methods of each piece of equipment under their care, including the control panel to adjust radiation exposure time and intensity to maximize image quality; familiar with the technical aspects of each examination, such as:
  • Learn equipment in all HealthFirst offices.
  • Complies with all local, state, and federal regulations; maintains patient privacy and protects operations by keeping patient care information confidential; complies with HIPAA guidelines; establishes a high level of professional standards and applies those standards to the treatment and care of patients.
  • Maintain a clean, orderly and functional work environment; replenish medical supplies and materials on a daily basis.
  • Performs other essential functions as directed.
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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • None

EDUCATION:

  • ARRT Certification Required. Associate’s Degree in Radiography preferred.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:

  • Must be licensed in the State of South Carolina

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 3 years of experience of experience in the healthcare field. Must have strong knowledge of radiologic and medical procedures

SKILLS

Critical thinking, interpersonal, speaking and active listening skills; detail oriented, good stamina and coordination; ability to operate complex machinery (X-ray); must have detailed knowledge of human anatomy to know how to accurately position the patient on the X-ray table/wall board/table top and understand how to enforce the best practice health and safety procedures associated with their subject and imaging equipment. Ability and willingness to learn a large scope of nursing skills; including drug screens, casting, splinting, wound care, injections etc.

HealthFirst offers competitive compensation, great benefits and growth opportunities!

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