Classification and Compensation
IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM
Pay Grade: 410
General Class Description
Under general supervision performs diverse technical radiographic assignments exercising skills, judgment, and knowledge of the principles and methods of radiologic technology.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Utilizes understanding of anatomical positioning and departmental procedures to make appropriate procedural modifications of technical factors to produce optimal results of diagnostic procedures.
- Capable of performing all functions of Radiographer I.
- Maintains current knowledge of radiologic technology by attending staff meetings, inservice and continuing education programs, and reading appropriate journals/literature, and maintains continuing education credits/hours as required by the State of Iowa.
- Participates in on-call/call-back coverage for assigned area, as needed.
- Assists in clinical instruction of students and Radiographer I's by observing their work and providing guidance and demonstration.
- Assists Radiographer III and/or Chief Diagnostic Radiologic technologist in monitoring supplies, maintaining quality control, monitoring radiographic equipment to ensure optimal quality results, and preparing radiographic rooms in assigned areas.
- May assist in developing departmental inservice education programs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices, techniques and radiation biology.
- Ability to operate and care for a variety of diagnostic radiographic equipment.
- Knowledge of darkroom processing equipment and procedures and proper storage of films.
- Ability to correctly position patients for radiographic examinations including knowledge of customary alternative positioning for patients with deformities or injuries.
- Knowledge of medical terminology covering gross structures of the body, major organs, and pathology.
- Knowledge of medical record documentation procedures and policies including computer entering of data.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
- Ability to communicate with persons from a variety of backgrounds.
- Ability to obtain radiographs in the operating room utilizing knowledge of sterile techniques.
- Ability to obtain radiographs of patients in isolation utilizing isolation techniques.
- Ability to initiate emergency medical procedures such as cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.
- Ability to perform with accuracy and efficiency during periods of pressure and stress.
- Ability to work with precision, utilizing dexterity in making fine, coordinated movements.
- Ability to prepare various contrast media for radiographic examinations and knowledge of appropriate responses to an inappropriate reaction by a patient.
- Knowledge of recent literature and developments in the field.
- Ability to evaluate recorded images for technical quality.
- Ability to use independent judgment to establish technical parameters for producing diagnostic radiographs.
- Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in diagnostic procedures; and
- One year of experience as registered radiologic technologist; and
- Permit to Practice as required by the State of Iowa for all radiographers operating ionizing radiation emitting equipment.