Operates x-ray equipment to make radiographs of designated portions of the body under the supervision of a radiologist. Prepares and administers barium salts or other chemical mixtures. Prepares and maintains records and files as directed. Cleans and adjusts equipment.
Prepares room and equipment for patient.
Prepares the patient and explains the procedure; observes the patient’s status before, during and after procedure.
Arranges, attaches, or adjusts immobilization and support devices to obtain precise positions and prevent patient from moving.
Administers contrast media with instructions to patients.
Practices radiation protection techniques, minimize radiation to patient and staff, following established safety protocols.
Provides training to students, staff and physicians.
Develops film and assesses technical quality; seeks appropriate consultation to repeat radiographs.
Uses automated technology to archive, copy, film, and manipulate image data.
Maintains x-ray exams log.
Uses all department systems, including order entry, scheduling, patient location, and transport, and radiology information system.
Maintains inventory control; checks equipment, supplies and accessories on a regular basis; performs routine daily equipment maintenance and cleaning.
EDUCATION: Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of experience operating radiograph equipment.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Arizona Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT), American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT), and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.