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Company: Ballad Health
Location: Norton, VA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Job Definition

​Administers roentgen rays and radioactive substances to patients.  Operates X-Ray Equipment, prepares patient's room, equipment, supplies and medications.  Provides patient services using imaging modalities.

The radiologic technologist correlates and integrates radiologic aspects of care for all patients age ranging from neonate to geriatrics.  Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific x-rays. (adjust equipment; determines proper voltage, current, and desired exposure time distance; arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patients; adjust lead shields; and selects proper film). Operates mobile x-ray equipment when requested. The care provided to each patient is specific to the patient's particular physical, age specific and psychosocial needs. The patient populations served by this position includes neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

Interacts with radiology management system and participates in other clerical activities to ensure smooth work flow and provide documentation for the patient charge.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested. B. Reporting Relationship:
​See Table of Organization. C. Education Experience:
​Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology and/or a graduate of Radiologic Technology Program (hospital based) recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Must be registered (or registry eligible) by ARRT. Must have current BLS certification. Must maintain CME requirements as outline by ARRT for registry. D. Physical Requirements:
​May be exposed to medium physical activity. Frequently involved in moving, lifting, or turning patients. Will move the mobile x-ray apparatus throughout the hospital. E. Working Conditions:
​Generally good. Employee works in a clean environment with moderate stress level. Work will have periods of high and low activity. Requires high degree of concentration and attention to detail.  

May be exposed to communicable disease, infection from disease-bearing specimens, infections and contagious diseases. Regularly exposed to risk of bloodborne diseases. May be exposed to radiation hazards. Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals. Subject to hazards of flammable, explosive gases. Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances. Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illnesses). Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency and crisis situations. May perform emergency care. Subject to interruptions, irregular hours. Requires judgment action which could result in death of patient. Handles absentee replacement on short notice.  Incidents of exposure to blood and body fluids moderately high. Must, at all times, practice universal precautions. ]]>

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