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Classification Specifications

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST 2

Classification Number: 6348

SALARY RANGE

  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10
Salary Range 23 $3300 $3458 $3623 $3796 $3975 $4175 $4372 $4581 $4800 $5037

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS

The RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST operates x-ray and related equipment to take and develop radiographs for general medical diagnostic purposes. The Radiologic Technologist performs technological procedures within the facility and schedules and coordinates radiological exams done outside the facility.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is the second level of a two-level series.? It is distinguished from the lower level by the additional responsibility for coordinating the technological procedures of generic diagnostic radiology in a medical facility that includes radiography in diagnostic rooms and possibly with portable units.? At this level there is increased responsibility for quality control, including reviewing radiographs of other technologists for technical quality.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

  1. Radiographic Procedures. Positions and immobilizes patient to obtain optimum radiograph with minimum discomfort to patient. Positions equipment to obtain the view requested by physician for a variety of cases (e.g., gastrointestinal, multiple injury, handicapped, non ambulatory). Calculates exposure factors, as necessary, using technique chart. Sets control panel and takes radiograph. Processes films and reviews and critiques radiographs.
  2. Records. Checks information pertinent to the examination from patient records and referring physician. Maintains patient records (e.g., verifies requisition for patient identification and notes size and number of films). Makes corresponding identification on films, maintains daily log, and attaches reports to film envelopes. Maintains card and film files and disperses reports.
  3. Quality Control. Provides statistical information as required for quality assurance program. Reviews radiographs for technical quality. Reviews requisitions for radiologic services for completeness and makes sure that the appropriate views were taken. Enforces radiation safety rules. Formulates technique charts. Isolates and analyzes equipment problems, makes minor repairs and adjustments and reports unsafe or failing equipment to appropriate service personnel. Cleans and disinfects equipment and work area.
  4. Coordination. Acts as liaison with technical staff, radiologists, referring physicians, and medical staff. Interprets requests. Writes and assesses operational policies and procedures and makes appropriate changes. Ensures efficient operations within budgetary guidelines. Provides input for budget preparation and equipment purchases. Orders and stocks supplies and provides annual inventory.

RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

The Radiologic Technologist has regular in-person contact with patients to take x-rays, with physicians to receive instructions, with nurses and staff to schedule and perform x-ray examinations, lift patients, and answer questions. There is also occasional contact with repair persons to get equipment serviced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Licensed Radiologic Technologists receive general supervision from an administrative supervisor. Limited Permit holders work under the direction of a licensed Radiologic Technologist. Work is reviewed for conformance to agency policy and through regular conferences to discuss problems and define goals. The Radiologic Technologist exercises independent judgment in carrying out individual assignments.

Procedural manuals and agency policies and procedures are used to insure proper patient care and to maintain radiation safety standards.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Radiologic Technologist may be required to work overtime, on-call, or rotating schedules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Certification as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist with the American Registry for Radiological Technologists and have a valid Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist license issued by the Oregon Board of Radiologic Technologists at the time of appointment; AND one year of experience conducting radiologic examinations; OR any equivalent combination of training and experience.