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Radiology Technologist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Performs radiology procedures on clients in a university student health center for diagnostic purposes.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the first of a series of two classifications. Incumbents are required to lift or turn clients and work with potentially hazardous radiation.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises and terminates assigned employees, or makes suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Positions and prepares clients for radiology procedures, deciding on techniques and views to best demonstrate injury or illness.
  • Adjusts x-ray machine to proper setting for each examination; determines type of exposure and size of film needed.
  • Coordinates the processing and/or processes and develops x-ray films by using an x-ray developing processor machine; gives developed x-rays to clinician to read.
  • Enters radiology procedure data into computer, coding data for billing purposes.
  • May type radiology reports from dictaphone and deliver report to clinician.
  • Formulates new positioning techniques to better serve the client.
  • Maintains records, reports and files of x-ray procedures performed.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies.
  • Schedules client appointments with outside providers for tests not performed in a student health center.
  • Recommends purchase of new equipment.
  • Purges outdated film and moves into storage area.
  • Maintains x-ray equipment by adding chemicals, performing minor repairs and keeping equipment in clean working order.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of radiographic procedures and standards.
  • Skill in operation of radiology equipment.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a two-year training program from an accredited school of radiology technology AND two years of radiology technologist experience. Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Licensed by the State of Arizona Medical Radiologic Technologist Board of Examiners.


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