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Radiographer I

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Position Information:Position Title:Radiographer IJob Group:MeritRequired Minimum Qualifications:--- Successful completion of two-year or other approved program by Joint Review Committee in Radiologic technology Education. --- Certification or eligibility for certification in diagnostic procedures by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies. --- Permit to Practice as required by the State of Iowa for all radiographers operating ionizing radiation emitting equipment.Preferred Qualifications:Job Description:Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center at Iowa State University is seeking a qualified candidate for a Radiographer I position.Under general supervision performs a variety of radiologic procedures, exercising proper safety in radiation protection at all times.Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities--- Reviews diagnostic consultation requests to determine the region(s) to be examined and the radiographic projections to be taken based on the patient's history and condition, departmental guidelines, and physician recommendation.--- Maximizes patient comfort and cooperation by arranging for appropriate patient flow to and from their assigned clinical area and transporting, preparing, and positioning them using care, tact, courtesy, and patients.--- Prepares and assists in administering contrast media, performing special radiographic procedures or operating specialized radiographic equipment under general supervision of a physician, Radiographer II, or Chief Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.--- Demonstrating functional knowledge pertaining to potential radiation hazards and appropriate safety regulations.--- Utilizing special equipment, accessories, and precautions to appropriately immobilize and protect the patient.--- Requesting information from the patient regarding possible pregnancy.--- Demonstrating functional knowledge pertaining to potential radiation hazards and appropriate safety regulations.--- Detecting and reporting equipment malfunctions.--- Upload and submit diagnostic images to telemedicine companies.--- Ensure adequate and timely completion of reporting from telemedicine companies.--- Ensure all charges for diagnostic imaging are accurate and complete.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities--- Knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices, techniques, and radiation biology.--- Knowledge of darkroom processing equipment and procedures and proper storage of films.--- Knowledge of medical terminology covering gross structures of the body, major organs, and pathology.--- Ability to correctly position patients for radiographic examinations utilizing proper lifting techniques.--- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.--- Ability to communicate with persons from a variety of backgrounds.--- Ability to work with precision, utilizing dexterity in making fine, coordinated movements.--- Ability to initiate emergency medical procedures such as cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.--- Ability to perform with accuracy and efficiency during periods of pressure and stress.--- Knowledge of the care and use of diagnostic radiographic equipment.--- Knowledge of recent literature and developments in the field.--- Ability to evaluate recorded images for technical quality.--- Ability to obtain radiographs in the operating room utilizing knowledge of sterile techniques.--- Ability to use independent judgment in establishing technical parameters for producing diagnostic radiographs.Appointment Type:RegularNumber of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:3281aApplication Instructions:Apply for this position by clicking on "Apply" and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Original Posting Date:March 12, 2021Posting Close Date:May 6, 2021Job Requisition Number:R4385

Keywords: Iowa State University, Ames , Radiographer I, Other , Ames, Iowa

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