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Radiology Technologist I / ECB / Muskogee

Saint Francis Health System

Saint Francis Health System

Muskogee, OK, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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This position is ECB status – requires a minimum number of worked hours per month as needed by the department; limited benefit offerings.

Job Summary: Operates radiology equipment to produce radiographic images of the body for diagnostic routine purposes. Positions radiologic equipment and adjusts controls to set exposure time and distance according to specification of the examination. Takes x-rays following established radiologic requirements and regulations to ensure patient care and safety.


Minimum Education: Completion of an accredited Radiologic Technology Program.

Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: Registration from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Work Experience: 0 to 6 months of related experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of digital radiography (DR) and/or computerized radiography (CR) equipment, techniques, and protocols. The ability to demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills. Ability to work as a team and collaborate with co-workers as well as independently. Display a positive attitude, be self-motivated and dependable. Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly and easily adapt to changing conditions and work responsibilities. Ability to demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors at all times. Basic computer skills required. Capable of wearing lead aprons for an extended period of time.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Retrieves radiologic orders from and inputs related data into electronic medical record. Prepare patients for radiologic procedures. Escort patients to the dressing and x-ray rooms, provide verbal and/or written instructions and assist patients in positioning body parts to be radiographed. Explains procedures to patient to reduce anxieties and obtain patient cooperation. Positions patient on examining table and adjusts positioning devices to obtain optimum views of specified area of body requested by physician. Operates specialized equipment according to protocols under limited physician supervision. Provides patient care within a broad range of health care needs on a decentralized basis, including, but not limited to: ER, fluoroscopy, portably on the units, in surgery (in/outpatient and the Natalie Ambulatory Surgery Center), the Children’s Hospital, PACU, Endoscopy, support of the Xavier Clinic, Outpatient Imaging Center, SFH- South, SFH-Muskogee, SFH- Vinita, and outlying Warren Clinics. Moves radiograph equipment into specified position and adjusts equipment controls to set graphic exposure factors, such as time and distance, based on knowledge of radiographic exposure techniques and protocols. Practices radiation protection techniques using beam restrictive devises, patient shielding skills, and knowledge of applicable exposure factors to minimize radiation to patient and staff. Obtains acceptable radiologic images using CR/DR techniques and protocols. Ensures operation of radiology equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunction, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques. Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor, manager, or Radiology IS personnel. Maintains examination rooms and orders and stocks necessary medical and radiologic supplies pursuant to established protocols. 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 using the emergency crash cart. Supports department/hospital goals through personal improvements and educational activities; attends mandatory in-services and meets department education standards; modifies behaviors or performance to comply with care standards and meets department requirements; aides in collection of statistics and presents findings in a logical, professional manner for process improvement. Maintains professional standards in conjunction with those practice standards recommended by societies such as ARRT and ASRT. In an inpatient setting: Assists with monitoring the patient’s level of moderate sedation in conjunction with procedure performed and individual patient’s clinical state. Initiates additional patient comfort measure/alternatives for sedation, as appropriate. Assures informed consent has been obtained on the patient prior to the start of the procedure and all questions and concerns have been answered to the patient’s satisfaction. Actively participates in the Universal Protocol for all invasive procedures. Knowledgeable of procedural pauses, performs appropriate patient care in a sterile environment under the guidance of the physician or Radiology Assistant.


Decision Making: Independent judgment in planning sequence of operations and making minor decisions in a complex technical or professional field.

Working Relationships: Works directly with patients and/or customers. Works with internal and/or external customers via telephone or face to face interaction. Works with other healthcare professionals and staff.


Special Job Dimensions: None.

Supplemental Information: This document generally describes the essential functions of the job and the physical demands required to perform the job. This compilation of essential functions and physical demands is not all inclusive nor does it prohibit the assignment of additional duties.

Radiology Diagnostic - Muskogee Campus

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