Payroll Title: UCP II
Class Code: 0212-9082
Job Family: SHS
FLSA Code: N
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
- Conducts standard radiographic examinations using appropriate equipment and techniques.
- 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.
- Processes radio graphics utilizing Computerized Radiography equipment; prepares and sends to be read by physician.
- Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards.
- Maintains x-ray equipment properly, insuring that all equipment is clean and usable; maintains daily quality assurance log.
- Maintains computerized x-ray files and carries out standard procedures for release of x-ray information.
- Assists in various administrative duties such as maintaining and ordering radiographic supplies and preparing occasional reports.
- Prepares cases and attends case readings as required and on occasion provides information to other health professionals regarding x-rays or associate problems.
- In the absence of the supervisor may be designated as acting supervisor.
- Follows standard procedures in releasing x-rays and/or reports to outside requesting physicians.
- Keeps informed of technological advancements in x-ray equipment and procedures.
- May participate in various SHS committees and advisory groups.
- Assists in performing first aid as necessary.
- May participate in and/or conduct in-service presentations; maintains professional skills and licensure requirements.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Graduate of an ARRT approved two year certificate program OR an Associate’s degree in Radiologic Technology.
- Must be certified and currently registered with the American Registry of Radiological Technologists.
- Licensed or eligible to be licensed by the State of Connecticut.
- 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.