The Radiologic Technologist with independent judgment and initiative, administers ionizing radiation to patients for the purpose of obtaining radiographic images; assists during fluoroscopy and special procedures, operates X-ray equipment, develops film, prepares patient's room, equipment, supplies and non-pharmaceuticals such as oral and I.V. contrasts, provides patient services using imaging modalities and performs related duties as assigned.
The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to provide Diagnostic Imaging services appropriate to the age of the patients, cognizant of safety issues both environmental and medical, responsible for adjusting protocols as necessary, and for communicating instructions appropriate to the specific needs of the patient and knowledgeable in recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect in the adult, geriatric or pediatric patient.
The Radiologic Technologist meets hospital continuing education requirements by enhancing professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops, as well as association groups.
A.S. degree from A.M.A. approved school of Radiologic Technology. State Registered Radiologic Technologist. Prefer ARRT in addition to State licensure. BLS Certification. Two years prior experience as a Radiologic Technologist is preferred.