AG Careers 9 X-Ray Technician

X-Ray Technician

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Selects proper ionizing factors for radiological diagnosis
  • Adjusts and sets radiographic controls, such as kilovolt age and milliamp rage, to prescribed specifications for proper timing of exposure; regulates the length and intensity of film exposure.
  • Positions and restrains patients; and takes X-rays of patients’ chest, limbs, or other parts of the body as requested by physicians.
  • Implements infection control procedures for the work area.
  • Checks X-rays for clarity of image, and retakes X-rays when needed.
  • Develops, fixes, washes, and dries exposed films using film processing and drying equipment.
  • Maintains required records such as patient records, daily logbooks, and monthly reports.
  • Distributes films to appropriate medical staff.
  • Maintains quantity and quality control checks to assure X-ray unit meets standards required by laws, rules, and departmental policies.
  • Performs radiographic procedures for patients in surgery.
  • Cleans, maintains, and makes minor adjustments to radiographic equipment, including determining repairs needed to equipment.
  • Protects patient and other personnel from radiation hazards.
  • Maintains radiographic supplies, film, and equipment.
  • Administers contrast media to patients for gastrointestinal and other special studies.
  • Makes medical appointments with community hospitals for patients needing special examinations such as CAT scans, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in radiologic technology, radiology, or a related field.
  • Certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • NY state licensure.
  • Proven experience working as an X-ray technician.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

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