POSITION TITLE: Radiologic Technologist
Reports to: Director of Radiology
Last Revised/Reviewed/ Approved by HR: 12/20/2020
The Radiologic Technologist is responsible for operating all radiology equipment (except ultrasound) independently. Must take call with a maximum 20-minute response time. Must be able to take direction from the Radiology Manager, Radiologists, and Physicians.
- Follow prescribed techniques in administering general and special radiographs and properly save/display examination according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Practice sterile techniques in all procedures requiring such techniques.
- Keep an accurate log of all patients and procedures done.
- Observe patient and equipment during procedures to assure patient and technologist safety and report any problems to the Assistant Director of Imaging or Director immediately.
- Must be able to take portable to emergency room or patient room and C-arm to surgery and perform necessary procedures.
- Must be able to perform basic head, abdominal, pelvic, and spine CT examinations and basic helical CT examinations.
- Must be able to perform helical CT scans of the chest for pulmonary embolism and/or dissecting aneurysm.
- Clean and disinfect room/equipment after each procedure.
- Transport patients to and from the Imaging Department.
- Maintain stock, supplies, and perform general clerical duties.
- Assist the Radiologist in performing CT guided biopsies.
Education and License:
Graduation (diploma or certificate) from an accredited JRCERT School of Radiologic Technology.
Licensed with the National Registry (ARRT) and the State of Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (or eligible for licensing by the State of Oregon).
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience in a hospital Radiology Department.
Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience on a helical CT scanner in a hospital Radiology Department or a clinic.
- Must be able to work well in a dimly lit room.
- Must be able to work wearing gloves.
- Must be able to work well in an environment with many disruptions.
- Must work well under stress.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally.
- Must be able to offer assistance to any staff member whenever you see they need help.
- Must be able to be open and eager to learn new skills and grow in your current abilities.
- Must be able to demonstrate pride in ourselves through our actions, appearance, and demeanor.
- Must be able to take the initiative for your own personal growth, learning and development through continuing education and/or special training.
- Must be able to remain flexible, open and adaptable to change.
- Must be able to realize regardless of your title, you have an impact and ownership on patient care and Lower Umpqua Hospital.
Works indoors in an air-conditioned environment.
Frequent use of computer and phone, and other standard office machines. Must be able to stand, sit, stoop, twist, kneel, reach, push, pull using proper body mechanics and move/lift varying amounts of weight to a maximum of 50 lbs.