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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Radiology Tech
Position Classification Code: G3023
Job Family: Auxiliary
Pay Level: 06
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, operates x-ray equipment in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population.
Standard Duties:
Prepares room, calibrates equipment, and prepares medicine and materials as needed for patients undergoing procedures; cleans and disinfects room and equipment. Prepares patient for procedures; explains procedures, transfers patients to equipment, positions patients as appropriate to the specified procedure, and assists patient at end of procedures. Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific x-rays; adjusts equipment; determines proper voltage, current, and desired exposure time; arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patient; adjusts lead shield; selects proper film. Observes patient and machine during procedures; reports unusual occurrences and records patient's condition. Develops film in accordance with proper photographic techniques. Maintains stock supplies and assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase; performs general office duties such as delivering and retrieving film, recording procedure codes for billing purposes, typing forms, and scheduling patients. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards. Knowledge of the physical and operational characteristics of radiologic equipment. Knowledge of x-ray principles, procedures and standards. Knowledge of appropriate x-ray exposure times and safety parameters. Knowledge of photographic development techniques. Knowledge of sterile procedures.
Skilled in working with people; strong communication, writing and verbal. Technical skills in operating and handling of radiology equipment.
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. Ability to safely lift, and physically manipulate patients. Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to calibrate, configure, and adjust x-ray equipment and associated facilities and devices in accordance with procedures and standards. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Associate's degree in a related field.
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License- American Registry of Radiologic Technology License.
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-