The Radiologic Technologist provides patient care and technical skill in the operation of diagnostic radiographic equipment for diagnostic and evaluation purposes.
Prepares patient for radiographic procedures by accurately assessing patient’s needs and providing patient education and proper positioning according to department procedure manual.
Practices safety measures in radiography including protecting patients from excessive radiation during examinations.
Documents pregnancy status.
Confirms patient identification by two patient identifiers.
Checks for proper orders, lab results, signed informed consents and patient preps for all radiology procedures.
Administers contrast media i.e., orally, IV, rectally under supervision of a provider.
Documents type of IV contrast media, amount, date and time of administration.
Performs CT procedures as required by department workflow.
Performs surgical and portable examinations as assigned.
Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination.
Processes radiographic images and examines for quality. Documents repeat images in accordance with QA program.
Prepares patients’ images for interpretation by the radiologist.
Keeps all records necessary for the quality assurance program of the department.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Graduate of an accredited radiologic technology and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or be registry eligible.
Must hold a current Permit to Practice issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the standards of the American Heart Association.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.