Job Description

Job Title: Radiographer I
Job ID: 764678
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Evening with Rotation
Shift: Evening Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Radiology
Location: , Altoona PA


Part Time - Evening with Rotation

This is a union (AFSCME) position

Posted:  1/14/2019

Under the direction of a qualified radiologist, perform diagnostic radiology procedures at a technical level that does not require direct supervision. Assume responsibility of the Radiology department and the procedures that are being performed. Completes exams with documentation to be passed on to the radiologist for interpretation. Provides direct and indirect care to patients. Contributes to the education of staff and students.


  • Assists in performing first aid as necessary. Has knowledge of first aid and where to find needed supplies if necessary.
  • Assists physicians in administering opaque media. Informs radiologist of patient's history; assists in administering contrast.
  • Assists with procedures in surgery and sets up and operates equipment, takes radiographs as directed by the surgeon.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspect of care to all stages of the life cycle and to various states of health and disease. Documentation of attending hospital in-service program and is certified in CPR.
  • Is responsible for performance of routine or special procedures. Performs all exams in accordance with the Department Procedure Manual.
  • Maintains adequate records as directed on requisitions, etc. Properly documents all required information.
  • Maintains and correctly develops film by means of CR system. Films are processed with correct patient information.
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness.Keeps rooms and work area orderly and clean. Ensures equipment is cleaned between each patient and supplies are stored in proper area.
  • May be responsible for specific area of instruction for ancillary personnel. Answers questions and informs proper staff how to proceed pertaining to exam.
  • Performs quality assurance activities, as assigned. No documentation of deficiencies.
  • Practices sterile techniques and prevents cross contamination. Has knowledge of sterile technique and no evidence of cross contamination deficiencies.
  • Provides protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards. When appropriate, all patients are shielded. All females of child-bearing age are questioned about pregnancy.
  • Provides protective devices as required. Uses protective devices properly, i.e. sponges, Pigg-o-stat, table straps, litter side rails, etc.
  • Rotates within the Department or other areas and by shift as required.Reports to assigned area as required.
  • Secures and returns needed supplies. Restocks all rooms and film magazines.
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Selects and operates equipment as directed. Appropriate equipment and technical factors are used.
  • Sets up and operates mobile x-ray equipment. Has the ability to manipulate portable equipment to obtain routine images.
  • Transfers and positions patients. Safely assists or moves patients without injury. Positions patients correctly. Limited repeats. No negative comments by radiologists and passes annual positioning competency.
  • Use of PACS Has knowledge of PACS, to review and acquire currrent and previous images. To acess accession numbers. Use of Radiology information system Has Knowledge of interactive documents, scanning documents, able to charge, revise procedure, and a procedure.
  • Utilizes tracking equipment to ensure accurate record keeping and proper charging of patient exams. Tracks all patients without evidence of a recurrent pattern of deficiencies.



High school graduate or equivalent. Must be a graduate of a radiology technology program. Must be an American Registered Radiological Technologist (A.R.R.T.) Must possess manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; must be able to adapt to all types of conditions of patients. If not registered at time of employment, must become registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) within one year of hiring.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • American Registered Radiologic Technologists
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $17.84 / hour

Union Position: Yes

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