PAY RANGE: 20
This is supervisory radiological work supervising the provision of diagnostic radiology services for the district health centers. The employee in this class supervises a group of radiographers and mammographers engaged in the operation of radiological equipment to produce radiographs of the body for diagnostic purposes. Work includes planning, organizing and assigning work and modifying procedures to improve workflow and increase efficiency. Work also includes the responsibility for the accurate and complete processing of records. Contact with patients, physicians and other medical and administrative professionals are significant aspects of the work. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative superior.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)
· The position must be responsible for supervising the production of radiographs for diagnostic purposes through a group of subordinate radiographers and mammographers.
· The position must perform the work for the Health Department's district health centers.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
Plans, supervises, monitors and assigns work to subordinate radiology services personnel; evaluates and monitors the radiology and mammography quality assurance programs to conform with federal and state regulations; implements standards and procedures for processing radiographic film; arranges and monitors the periodic testing of all radiographic and processing equipment with vendors and appropriate federal, state and local regulatory agencies; implements and maintains a system for monitoring levels of radiation exposure to Health Department staff; maintains records of testing; arranges for maintenance and repair of equipment; prepares reports with recommendations for disposal of equipment.
Performs x-ray and mammography exams, as required by work assignment; records and logs x-ray maintenance services provided; prepares monthly reports which indicate the type and number of x-rays taken; confers with technical consultants on the development and implementation of radiology protocols and procedures; participate in in-service training programs for technicians; develops forms, schedules, and patient and staff protocols; resolves radiology service delivery problems.
Procures supplies and equipment; checks completed records, reports and other documents for accuracy, completeness and proper processing; establishes and controls service delivery and time elements; reviews and makes modifications of clerical procedures and processes to accomplish work goals; may access computer software to generate various outputs.
Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
· federal and state rules and regulations governing occupational hazards and safety precautions in radiographic work
· principles, practices, methods and new developments in the field of diagnostic radiology technology
· methods and practices in health services delivery
· principles, practices, materials, and equipment used in diagnostic radiological procedures, including positioning patients, adjusting and operating equipment, and processing films
· anatomical terminology and the human anatomy with emphasis on anatomical postures
· occupational hazards and safety precautions of radiological work
· proper procedures and techniques for handling patients with a variety of physical injuries
· standards of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
· principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including customer needs assessment and meeting quality standards for services
· operating radiological equipment
· taking and developing films
· supervise a group of radiographers engaged in the operation of x-ray equipment for diagnostic purposes
· make recommendation to improve services and implement those changes for more efficient operations
· learn departmental functions and organization
· make judgmental decisions where several courses of action are presented
· assess staff training needs and develop in service training as needed
· position patients properly to obtain optimum view of specific area of the body
· practice radiation protection techniques to minimize exposure to patients
· schedule patients for diagnostic x-rays
· explain purpose and procedure for breast self-examination to patients
· ensure the maintenance of radiological equipment and supplies
· maintain records and prepare activity reports
· understand and follow oral and written instructions
· establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, associates, and the public
· operate an interactive computer terminal, entering and retrieving data, if required by work assignment
· film complex x-ray studies, including mammography studies
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 1/12.)
Current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as a Radiologic Technologist in both Radiography and Mammography – R.T. (R)(M) (ARRT).
Three years of experience at the full performance level operating equipment to produce radiographs or mammographs of the body for diagnostic purposes and developing the resulting x-ray films in one of the City's district health centers or in a private sector hospital or clinical environment.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES:
Possession of current registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists as a Radiologic Technologist in both Radiography and Mammography– R.T. (R)(M) (ARRT) at the time of application and appointment and during tenure of employment as a Radiographer Supervisor.
Class Established 1/53
Change in Pay Rate: CSC – 6/11; Ad. Board – 7/11
Spec. Revision: CSC - 12/11; Ad. Board - 1/12
Spec. Change: CSC – 8/14; Ad. Board – 9/14
Latest Spec. Revision: CSC – 12/15; Ad. Board – 12/15