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Radiographer I - ALT

Description

Purpose:
Under the direction of a qualified radiologist, perform diagnostic radiology procedures at a technical level that does not require direct supervision. Assume responsibility for 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Rotates within the Department or other areas and by shift as required. Reports to the assigned area as required.
  • Secures and returns needed supplies. Restocks all rooms and film magazines.
  • Maintains orderliness and cleanliness. Keeps rooms and work area orderly and clean. Ensures equipment is cleaned between each patient and supplies are stored in the proper area.
  • Maintains adequate records as directed on requisitions, etc. Properly documents all required information.
  • Assists with procedures in surgery and sets up and operates equipment, takes radiographs as directed by the surgeon.
  • Sets up and operates mobile x-ray equipment. Has the ability to manipulate portable equipment to obtain routine images.
  • May be responsible for a specific area of instruction for ancillary personnel. Answers questions and informs proper staff on how to proceed pertaining to the exam.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to adapt to clinical treatment and instructional aspects of care to all stages of the life cycle and various states of health and disease. Documentation of attending hospital in-service program and is certified in CPR.
  • 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.
  • Assists in performing first aid as necessary. Has knowledge of first aid and where to find needed supplies if necessary.
  • Performs all exams in accordance with the Department Procedure Manual.
  • Assists physicians in administering opaque media. Informs radiologist of patient's history; assists in administering contrast.
  • Provides protection by prescribed safety standards. When appropriate, all patients are shielded. All females of child-bearing age are questioned about pregnancy.
  • Selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis. Selects and operates equipment as directed. Appropriate equipment and technical factors are used.
  • Provides protective devices as required. Uses protective devices properly, i.e. sponges, Pigg-o-stat, table straps, litter side rails, etc.
  • 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 current and previous images. To access accession numbers. Use of Radiology information system Has Knowledge of interactive documents, scanning documents, ability 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.

 

Qualifications

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 the time of employment, must become registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) within one year of hire.

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

  • ARRT Certificate
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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