Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body. Incumbent provides radiological technologist services in the area of imaging, fluoroscopic and radiographic examinations to facilitate delivery of healthcare services by the radiologist. The duties and responsibilities of the Diagnostic Fluoroscopic Radiologic Technologist include but are not limited to the following: Interprets requests or instructions from radiologist or medical officers Independently or with minimal supervision carries out the requests made by physicians Secures the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedure. Explains procedure, positions patient for desired result and shields patient as appropriate Independently explains procedures and positions patient for difficult procedures May administer contrast material orally, by enema or, in some circumstances, intravenously under the supervision of a physician or radiologist when needed. Determines technical factors (i.e., calculates the correct exposure factors of time, distance, kilovolt age and milliamperage) Sets controls and operates equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified, receives the correct calculated exposure Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required, and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures Independently makes routine radiographic examinations of all parts of the human anatomy for diagnosis of illness or injury. Performs image processing duties and maintains supplies. Sets up the radiographic room Performs file room duties as required Schedules patients for examinations when required Maintains log of patients and procedure used Cleans and sterilizes equipment and area after use Performs routine maintenance, recognizes and reports malfunctioning equipment to ensure repair. Cleans, makes minor repairs and adjustments to x-ray equipment, accessories and automatic image processing equipment. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599168700
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