[Intro Paragraph] Starting your job description with two to three sentences introducing prospective radiology techs to your company, culture, and working environment will attract the best applicants. You want to sell your hospital or medical facility to job seekers, letting them know what you bring to the table for new employees and setting yourself apart from competing listings.
Radiologic Technologist Job Responsibilities:
- Provides information to diagnose patient illnesses by operating radiologic equipment to produce radiographs.
- Identifies patient service requirements by establishing a personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.
- Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
- Maintains radiology supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; and verifying receipt of supplies.
- Complies with federal, state, and local legal and professional requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; and advising management on needed actions.
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
- Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Gains patient cooperation by reducing anxieties, providing explanations of treatment, and answering questions.
- Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient, adjusting immobilization devices, moving equipment into a specified position, and adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors.
- Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors.
- Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols; following drug protocols in case of reactions to drugs, such as contrast media; and administering first aid and using the emergency cart.
- Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures, developing radiographs, observing radiographic results, and making necessary adjustments.
- Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
[Work Hours & Benefits] This is a good spot in the posting to highlight work hours and benefits specific to your company. Potential radiology techs want to learn things like team size, doctor-to-patient ratios, and shift rotations. You can also describe the benefits that make your facility the best place to work, like tuition and continuing education credits, commuter benefits, and childcare reimbursements.
Radiologic Technologist Qualifications/Skills:
- Use of medical technologies
- Creating a safe, effective environment
- Radiologic technology
- Analyzing information
- Performing diagnostic procedures
- Technical understanding
- Informing others
- People skills
- Quality focus
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Associate’s degree in radiologic technology from an accredited school or two (2) years of experience in a directly related area
- Valid state Radiologic Technologist license
- Registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
- Trauma, fluoroscopy, and surgery experience preferred
- Clean background check and clean drug screen
[Call to Action] Now you need to get prospective radiology techs to apply. Teach them how by including a compelling call to action at the end of your job listing. For instance, tell applicants whether you’d like them to email a resume and supporting documents to a specific person at your clinic, or submit an application by clicking on the apply button at the top of the job listing.
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