Certified Radiologic Technologist
Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Position x-ray equipment and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
- Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
- Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
- Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
- Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation.
- Determine patients’ x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
- Prepare and set up x-ray room for patient.
- Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
- Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
- Transport patients to or from exam rooms.
Education and Experience
Certification as a general radiographer in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes.
Licensure and Certification
Licensed in accordance with Chapter 468.304, Florida Statutes.
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