Radiologist technicians are generally responsible for conducting x-rays for patients in medical settings, particularly hospitals, health centers, and imaging centers. They may also be required to work with physicians and clinical staff to prepare images for radiologists and conduct administrative tasks such as documenting data for patients' medical records. They interact with all levels of clinical staff during the day, including radiologists, advanced practitioners, and office staff, as well as assist patients during procedures.
This job is largely physical and requires manual dexterity to safely operate radiology equipment. They may also be expected to stand and sit for long periods of time during their shifts and occasionally assist in lifting patients onto chairs or beds for procedures.
Strong communication skills and basic computer skills are necessary in this position to coordinate with other employees and carry out administrative tasks as required, and a valid license from the ARRT to demonstrate proficiency in radiology is generally required. Radiologists should also have a good understanding of medical terminology and stay up-to-date with all safety procedures for operating radiology equipment. Those in this position should also expect to be in contact with bodily fluids on a regular basis and accept the risks of being exposed to toxic chemicals or diseases.