Classification and Compensation
IOWA STATE BOARD OF REGENTS
REGENTS MERIT SYSTEM
Pay Grade: 112
General Class Description
Under general supervision performs complex radiologic procedures utilizing several different radiographic units and techniques to examine all anatomical parts of the body.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Sets, adjusts, manipulates, and controls a variety of complex electronic equipment of assigned area, and performs required quality control functions on radiologic equipment gastrointestinal, general, uroradiology, orthopaedics, and pediatrics areas.
- Completes computerized order capture on all procedures needed.
- Performs various additional assignments, such as sterilizing equipment, preparing catheters, and operating monitoring equipment.
- Utilizes advanced knowledge of patient care to include skin preparation, I.V. placement, and vital sign recording.
- May assist in planning daily schedule for efficient room utilization.
- Assists area staff in operating within standardized departmental policies and procedures.
- Capable of performing functions of the Radiographer I and II.
- May assist Chief Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in monitoring performance of subordinate support staff in assigned class.
- May assist in inventory, ordering supplies, and maintaining quality control in accordance with hospital, departmental and area standard.
- May assist in adapting and implementing new radiographic procedures within the department.
- Maintains current knowledge of developments in radiologic technology and related subjects by attending meetings, continuing education programs, participation in professional organizations, and/or reading other journals and publications, and maintains current continuing education credits/hours as required by the State of Iowa.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices, techniques and radiation biology.
- Ability to operate, care for and calibrate 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 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 direct the work of others.
- 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
- Two years of experience as registered Radiologic Technologist in Diagnostic Radiology; and
- Permit to Practice as required by the State of Iowa for all radiographers operating ionizing radiation emitting equipment.