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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 5498
 
Occ. Group: 

Radiographer

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Definition   

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in providing patient services using medical imaging equipment, as directed by a physician; and performing other related duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Calculates correct technical radiation exposure factors.

Positions the patient, applies proper radiologic techniques using medical imaging equipment, and takes radiographs.

Processes film and evaluates radiographs for technical quality.

Assumes care of the physical and psychological needs of the patient during examination and procedures.

Maintains proper radiation protection practices and quality assurance.

Maintains radiologic equipment.

Orders all radiologic materials and maintains inventory.

Prepares and files reports on all procedures completed.

Maintains daily contact with hospital and Radiologist charged with interpreting results.

Provides patient education relevant to specific imaging procedures.

Assists physicians and nursing staff with office procedures as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of patient care, human structure and function, and medical ethics and law.

Knowledge of radiographic procedures, principles and evaluation.

Knowledge of medical imaging equipment and film processing.

Knowledge of radiation physics and radiation protection.

Ability to communicate effectively with patients, health care professionals and the public. 

Recommended Qualifications

Graduation from a standard high school or GED required; completion of a program of formal education in radiography which has been approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) required; certification required from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to practice as a registered radiographer; one year of experience as a registered radiographer required. 

Date        Skill         Eval          
03/10/94     8     423034431

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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