Radiologic Technologist III-Special Procedures (#RH5004)
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$45.53-$55.34 Hourly / $7,891.45-$9,592.11 Monthly / $94,697.46-$115,105.36 Yearly


Under general direction, to operate a variety of radiological equipment for diagnostic and treatment purposes; to perform specialized and difficult radiological procedures; and to perform related duties as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.


This is the advanced level class in the Radiologic Technologist Series. The Radiologic Technologist III is distinguished from that of the Radiologic Technologist II class in that incumbents of the former class have responsibility for the more complex technical and difficult examinations, must be able to perform special diagnostic procedures and participate in the training of Radiologic Technologist students and Radiologic Technologist II's and may serve as lead worker over Radiologic Technologist.


  • Assists radiologist or other physician performing examinations; calculates, prepares, and administers dosages of pharmaceutical; prepares and positions patients for display of body area to be studied; positions machine; adjusts controls to produce products of required diagnostic quality.
  • Performs fluoroscopic x-ray examinations; assembles equipment; measures and mixes barium and contrast media; maintains observes patient reaction for signs of distress; performs radiographs during and following examinations.
  • Prepares rooms for fluoroscopic x-ray examinations and mammography examinations.
  • Conducts special complex imaging procedures such as angiography, CT scanning, cardiac catheterization and arthrography.
  • Instructs and prepares patients for diagnostic imaging procedures; selects appropriate equipment and determines most suitable anatomical positions and shields patients accordingly.
  • Operate a variety of special equipment, such as closed circuit television monitors, power injectors, and rapid film changers; prepares especially equipped rooms for scheduled examinations; operates mobile equipment in other areas of the hospital, and satellite clinics.
  • Records patient information, patient identification numbers, and number and type of view taken in-patient log; may maintain records as required.
  • Demonstrates all procedures to students and technicians; monitors trainee's performance of procedures; corrects faulty techniques and explains appropriate methods.
  • May serve as lead workers; may prepare staff schedules; may assign and review the work of Radiologic technologists, students and clerical staff.


Experience: Two years experience performing diagnostic radiographs in an acute care facility or medical clinical setting which included experience in angiography and cardiac catheterization procedures. Must have experience and demonstrate competency in radiography, fluoroscopy, special procedures and CT scanning.

Licenses and Certificates: Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and certification by the Department of Health, State of California as Radiologic Technologist. *Ability to obtain Fluoroscopy permit by completion of l2 month probationary period. May be required to obtain and maintain other certificates. 

Special Requirement: Possession of certification as cardiovascular Interventional Technology (CIT), certification in CT scanning or other recognized specialty certificates may be required. State of California Certificate in mammography may also be required.


Methods and techniques used in complex and specialized diagnostic radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations; variations of anatomical positioning used in radiography; care and use of x-ray equipment; and safety practices to prevent overexposure to radiation.


Position requires sitting, standing, manual dexterity, bending or stooping and lifting of patients; position patients for a variety of imaging examinations including radiography, CT scanning, cardiac catheterization, mammography, fluoroscopy and special procedures; learn a variety of film making and processing equipment; independently produce images; analyze films and evaluate problems; establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians and fellow workers; develop positive patient relations with patients, guests, visitors, and patients' families.


San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

CLASS: RH5004; EST: 12/14/1994;