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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST (#NG3 )

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$44.85-$52.45 hourly / $7,774.00-$9,091.00 monthly / $93,288.00-$109,096.00 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, to take and process a variety of x-rays; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

 

This is a full working level class requiring State certification as a Radiologic Technologist. This class is assigned to a small non-emergency x-ray section and is responsible for obtaining x-rays for diagnostic purposes. A majority of the incumbent's time is spent in participating in x-ray procedures workload that is predominately chest and musculoskeletal. The work involves performing x-ray procedures on corpses and other Coroner cases. This class is distinguished from X-ray Technician (Chest/Musculoskeletal) in that the latter is limited to performing only chest and musculoskeletal x-ray procedures and performs clerical work in support of the section. This class is distinguished from Chief Radiologic Technologist in that the latter has on-going supervisory and coordination responsibility for the x-ray section.

Typical Tasks

 

Takes chest, musculoskeletal and other x-rays; determines appropriate exposure factors based upon age, height, weight, portion of body involved and degree of penetration required; handles and loads digital x-ray flat panel detector; properly collimates, aligns equipment and makes exposures to produce the best digital diagnostic x-rays images with minimum radiation exposure to the patient; observes all prescribed safety standards during x-ray procedures; adjusts image contrast and density using digital radiographic (DR) software to enhance image detail; cleans equipment and makes minor repairs; performs x-ray procedures on cadavers; administers electrocardiograms; maintains paper and electronic medical records; electronically submits radiographic exams for dictation and ensures x-ray reports of work performed are properly delivered and archived; performs routine film room maintenance and purging as needed.

Employment Standards

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Working Knowledge of:

  • Theory, principles, procedures and techniques of taking x-rays;
  • Principles and practices of radiation safety, such as A.L.A.R.A;
  • Conventional and digital radiographic equipment and software, its uses and limitations;
  • Human anatomy as it relates to radiology;
  • Operation of healthcare computer systems such as electronic health records (EHR), digital radiology (DR), acquisition software and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS).

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of x-rays including general and orthopedic radiographs of the entire body;
  • Position patient appropriately for x-ray procedures;
  • Operate and care for digital radiography equipment and computers;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, staff, various departments, outlying clinics and vendors;
  • Effectively and concisely communicate with referring and reporting clinicians;
  • Query and record patient encounters using the County’s and health center’s electronic health records systems;
  • Learn and perform x-ray procedures on cadavers;
  • Learn the operation and use of electrocardiograms equipment;
  • Accurately document and maintain departmental forms, records and reports.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Diagnostic Radiology Technology certificate issued by the State of California.

Miscellaneous

 

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES:

Job Category: 03

Occupational Grouping: 47

Workers’ Comp Code: 0290


CLASS: NG3; EST: 1/1/1986; REV: 11/1/2016;