The function of the Radiologic Technologist position within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging is to perform all phases of technical diagnostic imaging. Radiologic Technologists operate X-Ray equipment used to capture and develop images for the purpose of medical diagnosis. The Radiologic technologist promotes OHSU’s mission statement by delivering high quality, cost effective, family-oriented service.
This position helps to create a collaborative environment by integrating education, research and clinical leadership. Radiologic Technologists work with infant, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
- Provides quality images with accuracy and efficiency, using optimal skills and knowledge of all equipment.
- Technologists will be trained in all general radiology exams/areas so that they are able to rotate through the department based on workflow needs.
- Utilize the VIP transportation system to arrange for patient delivery.
- Positions patient for diagnostic radiology exams according to department procedures, training, and machine requirements with a high regard for the safety and care of the patient.
- Operates radiology equipment, determines and sets exposure factors, sets technique utilizing all relevant factors to ensure accurate and quality images with minimal and acceptable repeat rates.
- Uses computer image processing, as needed to select, process, optimize and archive images to PACS.
- Completely tracks exams in the Radiology Information system.
- Develops and presents images and related patient information to radiologist for diagnosis.
- Assists with patient transport by moving patients using standard procedures.
- Assists in the training of Radiologic Technology Students, and adheres to dept. policy on supervision of student technologists.
- Gathers complete documentation of all pertinent information to provide accurate and timely service to customers.
- Responsible to correctly identify patients by checking their identity per department procedure.
- Reviews patient chart and orders to insure correct examination.
- Labels images completely with demographic, position and other needed documentation. Follows dept policy on the use of anatomical markers.
- Logs activities, gathers charging information and charges exams as required.
- Follows department and hospital procedures and policies.
- Performs quality control and quality assurance, records results and reports variance from normal equipment function.