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Diagnostic Radiology Tech

Requisition #: 185680
Location: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Work Shift: Evening Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: May 14, 2019

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Diagnostic Imaging

Full Time, 40 hrs/ week, Eve Shift (3:30 PM – 12:00 AM)

Weekends Required

Summary

Under minimal supervision uses specific skills in performing a wide range of radiologic techniques and procedures. Incumbents move from one radiographic room to another during the work period in order to maintain familiarity with workings of the entire department.

II. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Counsels patients on radiographic examinations.
  • Lifts and correctly positions patients onto examination tables in order to achieve desired radiographic results.
  • Determines proper technical factors such as voltage, current, exposure time, and focal distance based on patient size, physical condition and suspected pathology.
  • Adjusts lead shields to protect unaffected parts of the patient’s anatomy.
  • Selects and loads proper film. Positions X-ray equipment at correct distance and operates equipment according to specific diagnostic procedures.
  • Operates portable X-ray equipment and uses special equipment such as tomography.
  • Verifies all patient films, examination requisitions and records are properly completed.
  • Processes film, reloads cassettes and reviews developed film for quality.
  • Checks equipment and accessories to ensure proper operation. Reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate personnel.
  • Transports patients as required.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner. Regularly checks to ensure adequate diagnostic supplies are available.

III. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Work requires the level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of occupationally specific education or an Associate’s degree in radiologic technology and less than six months of previous experience.

Certification as a Medical Radiation Technologist by the Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance is required. Certification from ARRT and valid CPR card also required.

Work requires the analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.

Work requires the ability to exchange information on factual matters, schedule appointment, greet visitors, explain medical center policies, and/or relay messages to appropriate personnel. This type of interaction requires courtesy and tact when dealing with patients, visitors and/or medical center employees. More sensitive situations may be referred to others as appropriate.

IV. Required Physical, Mental, and Visual Abilities

  • Work requires occasionally reaching and grasping objects.
  • Work requires occasionally using a keyboard to interact with computer system.
  • Work requires proofreading and/or reviewing documents.
  • Work requires lifting and/or carrying objects weighing more than 50 pounds
  • Work requires pushing and/or/pulling non-motorized equipment 9e.g. stretchers, supply carts, mops) weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Work requires stooping and bending.
  • Work requires walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.

Working Conditions

Work is generally performed in an office or clinical environment in which there is only minimal exposure to unpleasant and/or hazardous working conditions.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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