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.
 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

- 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

 

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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.