Radiology Aide/Transporter Salary
A Radiology Aide/Transporter earns an average wage of $11.88 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Job Description for Radiology Aide/Transporter
Radiology aides transport patients throughout medical facilities in the radiology department using stretchers and wheelchairs and also deliver supplies, including patients' results, notes, files, and charts. This job can be physically strenuous, and the abilities to lift heavy items, bend and stoop, and stand and walk for long periods of time are necessary. Patients may occasionally need to be lifted through the use of correct safety practices, and radiology aides may also prepare the scan table and radiology room for the next patient by cleaning and disinfecting equipment.Read More...
Inventory duties are often part of this position, as supply levels and order requests must be monitored. Delivered supplies should be stored in a neat and organized manner, and clerical support may also be necessary, such as scheduling appointments, routing phone calls, and sorting mail. It's important to be able to prioritize work, as there may be multiple requests to handle at once, and deliveries should be made quickly and carefully while adhering to patient confidentiality regulations.
Strong interpersonal skills are required for this position, as radiology aides must communicate regularly with patients and medical staff members. This job can be done during the daytime hours or at night in a hospital environment, and it's often necessary to work weekend and holiday hours. A high school diploma is often required for this position, and additional certification or medical training may also be required.
Radiology Aide/Transporter Tasks
- Prepare room, supplies and equipment for x-ray procedures.
- Transport radiology patients to and from clinics, rooms and vehicles as needed.
- Collect and route film requests, imaging equipment and supplies.
- Assist technologist with film processing, and maintenance of files.
- Assist in transferring patients to and from exam and scanning tables or wheelchairs.