University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

SHS X-Ray Technologist

Payroll Title: UCP II
Class Code: 0212-9082
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: N
Score: 406

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of responsible health professional, sets up radiographic equipment and takes x-rays for diagnostic purposes and performs a variety of related technical procedures.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conducts standard radiographic examinations using appropriate equipment and techniques.
  2. Positions and transfers patients; adjusts x-ray equipment to correct settings; determines proper voltage, current, and desired exposure time; positions x-ray equipment at proper distance and angles to the patient’s body; cones radiation beam to specified area; uses immobilization devices as required.
  3. Processes radio graphics utilizing Computerized Radiography equipment; prepares and sends to be read by physician.
  4. Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
  5. Maintains x-ray equipment properly, insuring that all equipment is clean and usable; maintains daily quality assurance log.
  6. Maintains computerized x-ray files and carries out standard procedures for release of x-ray information.
  7. Assists in various administrative duties such as maintaining and ordering radiographic supplies and preparing occasional reports.
  8. Prepares cases and attends case readings as required and on occasion provides information to other health professionals regarding x-rays or associate problems.
  9. In the absence of the supervisor may be designated as acting supervisor.
  10. Follows standard procedures in releasing x-rays and/or reports to outside requesting physicians.
  11. Keeps informed of technological advancements in x-ray equipment and procedures.
  12. May participate in various SHS committees and advisory groups.
  13. Assists in performing first aid as necessary.
  14. May participate in and/or conduct in-service presentations; maintains professional skills and licensure requirements.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Graduate of an ARRT approved two year certificate program OR an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology.
  2. Must be certified and currently registered with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.
  3. Licensed or eligible to be licensed by the State of Connecticut.
  4. Knowledge of proper equipment maintenance.

CONTINUING EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

It is the responsibility of each radiological staff member to accrue a minimum of 12 hours of documented continuing education annually.

Created: 06/28/1985
Revised: 09/18/09