- 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.
- 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.