X-Ray Technician Job Description

X-Ray Technician Job Description

February 19th, 2020

X-Ray Technicians take x-rays of patients' internal anatomy to aid Physicians in diagnosing illnesses, diseases, or injuries. They explain x-ray procedures to patients and ensure that patients are exposed to limited amounts of radiation.

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We are looking to employ a dedicated and skilled X-Ray Technician to take quality x-rays of patients’ bones, soft tissues, or organs as instructed by patients' Physicians. The X-Ray Technician's responsibilities include monitoring radiology supplies, attending mandatory staff meetings and training sessions, and ensuring that the x-ray machines are set at the correct radiation levels. You should also ensure that all x-ray rooms are clean and tidy at all times.

To be successful as an X-Ray Technician, you should be compassionate toward patients and able to lift or move patients with mobility issues. Ultimately, an exceptional X-Ray Technician should be able to work in a fast-paced environment as well as demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

X-Ray Technician Responsibilities:

  • Verifying patients' identity and reviewing Physicians’ orders before beginning x-ray procedures.
  • Using x-ray equipment to take radiographic images of patients' bones, tissues, and organs as per Physicians’ written orders.
  • Explaining x-ray procedures to patients and answering their questions.
  • Positioning patients accordingly, which may include lifting and moving patients with limited mobility.
  • Limiting patients' exposure to radiation by placing lead shields on patients where needed.
  • Ensuring that the x-rays taken are of sound quality to prevent repeat procedures.
  • Working closely with the resident Radiologist to determine whether further tests are required.
  • Ensuring that the x-ray equipment is regularly serviced and in good working order.
  • Promptly notifying management of damaged or malfunctioning x-ray equipment.
  • Maintaining an accurate record of completed x-ray procedures.

X-Ray Technician Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Radiologic Technology, Radiology, or a related field.
  • Certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Appropriate state licensure.
  • Proven experience working as an X-Ray Technician.
  • The ability to move or lift patients.
  • The ability to stand for extended periods.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • A patient and compassionate disposition.

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