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Registered Radiological Technologist

Singing River Health System
Pascagoula

Job Description

The Registered Radiological (X-RAY) Technologist performs activities of the Radiology Technologist at a technical level not requiring constant supervision of technical detail, and assumes responsibilities for designated areas or procedures as directed by the Director of Radiology or Assistant Director of Radiology. The Registered Radiological (X-RAY) Technologist is responsible for securing radiology studies ordered to assist physicians in making correct diagnosis, careful handling of all radiology equipment and supplies, operating equipment properly, and reporting equipment maintenance needs for assigned area. This employee must be willing to work with the realization that poor film quality may have serious consequences for patients, and be able to pay attention to detail for extended periods of time, working under general supervision following established radiology policies and procedures. The Registered Radiological Technologist must be able demonstrate appropriate clinical judgment and apply professional skills to a patient population of all ages.

Education
Graduation from a two (2) year approved School of X-ray Technology. College work desired but not required. Certification Must be currently registered as a Radiologic Technologist by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Required to complete and maintain BCLS certification.

Experience
Prior experience is desired but not required. Must be interested in self development and maintain a minimum of 24 ECE points in each two (2) year period as required by the ARRT in Radiology.

Physical Demands
Work involves walking, bending, standing, turning, stooping, lifting and using a great deal of physical motion in performing daily activities. Employee is responsible for safely moving, lifting and handling all supplies, equipment and patients, with assistance, up to 350 pounds. Safe lifting practice is expected in all areas of job performance and employees are responsible to request help whenever needed, regardless of the weight, using available assistance, i.e. lifting devices or additional staff. Visual acuity required to interpret data and supervise technical operations. Work involves talking with and/or listening to convey or exchange information; includes giving/receiving assignments and/or directions. Work involves using numerical skills to operate equipment. Work involves exposure to communicable diseases, CRT (computer) equipment, blood and/or body fluids, and electromagnetic energy.

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