Radiology Technician

Job Description

Share on:FacebookX

Radiology Technician Job Description

 

Job Title: Radiology Technician

 

Introduction:

 

Radiology Technicians are healthcare professionals responsible for operating imaging equipment, such as X-rays, CT scanners, and MRI machines, to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. They also maintain patient records, prepare examination rooms, and ensure the safety and comfort of patients during procedures.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

- Prepare and position patients for diagnostic imaging procedures

- Operate imaging equipment to capture images of specific areas of the body

- Explain procedures to patients and answer any questions they may have

- Ensure that images are of high quality and accurately capture the area of interest

- Consult with radiologists or other medical professionals as needed

- Maintain and update patient records, including exam reports and medical histories

- Maintain and calibrate imaging equipment, as well as ensure that it is operating safely and correctly

- Maintain a clean and organized work area

- Maintain patient confidentiality and follow all HIPAA regulations

- Ensure the safety and comfort of patients during procedures

 

Qualifications:

 

- Associate's degree in radiologic technology or a related field

- State licensure as a Radiologic Technologist

- Certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) preferred

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Attention to detail and the ability to accurately follow instructions

- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

- Knowledge of radiologic technology and procedures

- Ability to work with patients of all ages and backgrounds

- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, if needed

 

Physical Demands:

 

- Standing for long periods of time

- Lifting and positioning patients as needed

- Moving equipment and supplies as needed

- Wearing protective clothing such as lead aprons and gloves during procedures

 

Work Environment:

 

Radiology Technicians typically work in hospitals, clinics, or imaging centers. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as radiologists and nurses, and may come into contact with patients who are ill or injured. They may work evenings, weekends, or overnight shifts, depending on the needs of the healthcare facility.