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X-Ray Technician

Location : Aventura
Job Type : Contract to Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1+
Required Education : 2
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Healthcare - Medical Office

Job Description :

We are looking to employ a dedicated and skilled X-ray technician to take quality x-rays of patients’ bones, soft tissues, or organs as instructed by patients' physicians. The X-ray technician's responsibilities include monitoring radiology supplies, attending mandatory staff meetings and training sessions, and ensuring that the x-ray machines are set at the correct radiation levels. You should also ensure that all x-ray rooms are clean and tidy at all times.

To be successful as an X-ray technician, you should be compassionate toward patients and able to lift or move patients with mobility issues. Ultimately, an exceptional X-ray technician should be able to work in a fast-paced environment as well as demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

X-Ray Technician Responsibilities:

  • Verifying patients' identity and reviewing physicians’ orders before beginning x-ray procedures.

  • Using x-ray equipment to take radiographic images of patients' bones, tissues, and organs as per physicians’ written orders.

  • Explaining x-ray procedures to patients and answering their questions.

  • Positioning patients accordingly, which may include lifting and moving patients with limited mobility.

  • Limiting patients' exposure to radiation by placing lead shields on patients where needed.

  • Ensuring that the x-rays taken are of sound quality to prevent repeat procedures.

  • Working closely with the resident Radiologist to determine whether further tests are required.

  • Ensuring that the x-ray equipment is regularly serviced and in good working order.

  • Promptly notifying management of damaged or malfunctioning x-ray equipment.

  • Maintaining an accurate record of completed x-ray procedures.

Required Qualifications :

X-Ray Technician Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or associate's degree in radiologic technology, radiology, or a related field.

  • Certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

  • Appropriate state licensure.

  • Proven experience working as an X-ray technician.

  • Ability to move or lift patients.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • A patient and compassionate disposition.

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