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Working As A Radiology Assistant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Make Decisions

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Radiology Assistant Do At Rochester Regional Health Systems

* Maintains all sterilization accountability to departmental standards.
* Operates sterilizer tests and records each autoclave load, on a daily basis, readying equipment for reuse within 24 hours, as observed by supervisor and evidenced by record of autoclave log.
* Checks all equipment for outdated items on a daily basis, as evidenced by date stickers on all sterilized items, as observed by supervisor.
* Orders, receives, and records supply items for hospital store room, pharmacy, and outside vendors on a weekly basis, as observed by supervisor and evidenced by log book.
* Maintains patient transportation in the ED area for radiology department.
* Transports patient to and from ED in a safe manner, according to departmental standards, as observed by supervisor with feedback from technologists.
* Develops radiographs in absence of darkroom technician, as observed by supervisor.
* Assists technologist in performance of radiological exams as needed during assigned shift in ED area, as observed by supervisor.
* Maintains patient transportation in Nuclear Imaging Section of the Radiology department.
* Transports patients to and from department according to hospital standards on a daily basis, as observed by supervisor.
* Assists technologist in transferring patients on and off tables as needed, and observed by supervisor.
* Observes patients in the absence of a technologist to ensure patient safety, as requested and observed by supervisor.
* Assists radiologist in the performance of radiological procedures.
* Responsible to facilitate patient flow in Fluoroscopy area of department on a daily basis in the absence of technologist, as observed by radiologist and supervisor.
* Assists radiologist with sterile biopsies as needed, and observed by radiologist
* Assist technologist in the performance of portable radiographs when requested by supervisor, as observed by supervisor with feedback from technologist.
* Performs darkroom activities in absence of darkroom technician.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Radiology Assistant Do At Trinity Health

* Provides patient care that reflects respect for patients' rights, dignity, values, culture preferences, and
* expressed needs and attention to providing comfort, relieving pain, and alleviating anxiety.
* Contributes to the positive image of radiology services and enhances the SJMO culture of excellence by
* modeling professional behavior both in the organization and in the community.
* Integrates principles of the Personal
* Connected
* Journey and demonstrates Trinity Health Guiding Behaviors
* to provide excellent care of self, patients, and care team members.
* Assists technologist in performing radiologic procedures on patients of all ages:
* Positioning of patients
* Positioning of devices to complete procedure
* Movement of patients on and off tables
* Assists technologist in equipment:
* Performs visual safety inspections of equipment and immediately reports to technician status
* Provides radiation safety devices to patient under the direction of technologist
* Assists the technologists in preparing images for reading.
* Assists with room preparation:
* Ensures patient areas are clean, "distraction-free" and ready to facilitate safe patient care
* Ensures equipment is cleaned and ready for use at all times.
* Uses hospital practice in appropriate infection control practices
* Ensures appropriate supplies are available for patient car
* Patient Care:
* Safely transport patients from/to nursing departments
* Monitor and assist with patient care as directed by technologist.
* Transports x-ray jackets, equipment and other appropriate hospital property to expedite patient care

What Does A Radiology Assistant Do At University of Rochester

* This position serves the Department of Imaging Sciences as a Radiology Practitioner Assistant.
* Specific Responsibilities:
* A Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA) is a health care professional certified and registered in radiography (AART certified) and is credentialed by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA) to provide primary health care services in medical imaging with physician supervision.
* Within the physician/RPA relationship and under the supervision, guidance and direction of the supervising physician, RPA’s exercise autonomy in decision making in the role of a primary health care provider with regard to patient assessment, patient management and in providing a broad range of radiology diagnostic and interventional services.
* Duties:
* Clinical:
* The RPA will evaluate the schedule of procedures with the supervising physician and determine where his/her skills will be best utilized.
* The RPA, after demonstrating competency under the guidance, supervision and discretion of the supervision physician, will perform procedures.
* Obtain clinical history from patient or medical record.
* Evaluate medical images, review preliminary reports and images with supervising physician, and prepare technical reports that will be reviewed and signed off by the supervising physician.
* Assess and evaluate the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of each patient.
* Physician & Procedural Support:
* Check medical record for pre-procedure lab results.
* Communicate the reports of radiologist’s finding to a referring physician or an appropriate representative with appropriate documentation.
* Determine appropriateness of ordered medical imaging examinations and procedures.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Radiology Assistant Do At Mercy

* Responsibilities
* Manages scheduled patients to corresponding department the radiology department including procedure verification, appropriate diagnoses, correct demographic information as well as test prep information.
* Manages inbound calls from physicians and patients/families.
* Performs general Radiology clerical activities.
* Provides support for film library.
* Assists with other departmental duties as assigned.
* Patient Service
* Electronic media management
* Dictation Equipment

What Does A Radiology Assistant Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Evaluates the daily schedule of procedures with the supervising physician and determine where his/her skills will be utilized.
* After demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision and discretion of the supervising physician, performs procedures including, but not limited to: Fluoroscopic procedures, Ultrasound guided biopsies and/or drainages, CT guided biopsies and/or drainages, Arthrograms, Myelograms, Vascular Access Procedures including Venograms/Arteriograms, Venous Access Procedures including declots/Permacath Placement/Central Line Placement, IVC Filter Placement, Fistulgrams, Nephrostograms, Cholangiograms, Gastrostomies and any other procedures the radiologist deems necessary.
* Evaluates medical images, reviews preliminary reports and images with a supervising physician and prepares technical reports that will be reviewed and signed off by the supervising physician.
* Assesses and evaluates the physiological and psychological responsiveness of each patient.
* Participates in patient management, including prescriptive acquisition following review with the supervision physician.
* Administers and/or orders intravenous medication and contrast media, under the supervision of a physician and records documentation in the medical record.
* Maintains values congruent with the Code of Ethics, as well as adheres to national, institutional and/or departmental standards, policies and procedures regarding the standards of care for patients.
* Maintains patient modesty and comfort; performs basic nursing functions; reports any change in patient condition or behavior; respects confidentiality of patient records and maintains professional demeanor.
* Supports Corporate Compliance Initiatives: Attends departmental meetings/in-services to maintain current knowledge and understanding of appropriate compliance-related process in his/her job, department and entity.
* Understands his/her obligations to report activity that is illegal and unethical.
* Understands the process of reporting illegal or fraudulent activity via the Compliance Hotline.
* Demonstrates requirements of HIPPA regulations within scope of job responsibilities.
* Provides Age Specific Care: Ability to care for neonatal, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients by demonstrating competency in the behavioral, growth and development, and psychosocial needs of the population.
* Ability to assess and identify signs and symptoms of abuse and/or neglect for all populations served

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Radiology Assistant Career Paths

Radiology Assistant
Radiologic Technician Laboratory Technician Team Leader
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Radiologic Technician Laboratory Technician Analyst
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Radiologic Technician Laboratory Technician Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Specialist Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Lead Teacher Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Executive Assistant Office Manager
Business Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Consultant Service Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Consultant Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Specialist Customer Service Supervisor
Call Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Executive Assistant Office Manager
Administrative Director
8 Yearsyrs
Scheduler Executive Assistant Case Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Patient Access Representative Technician Senior Technologist
Chief Technologist
7 Yearsyrs
X-Ray Technician Senior Technologist Chief Technologist
Imaging Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
X-Ray Technician Lead Radiologic Technologist
Radiology Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
X-Ray Technician Lead Radiologic Technologist Radiology Supervisor
Radiology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technician Senior Technologist Chief Technologist
Director Of Radiology
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Radiology Clerk 3.8 years
Imaging Assistant 2.5 years
Central Scheduler 2.5 years
Nurse Receptionist 2.5 years
Scheduler 2.5 years
Medical Internship 0.6 years
Top Careers Before Radiology Assistant
Cashier 7.7%
Internship 5.4%
Secretary 4.0%
Volunteer 4.0%
Server 4.0%
Assistant 2.9%
Manager 2.3%
Top Careers After Radiology Assistant
Cashier 6.3%
Assistant 3.8%
Internship 3.7%
Scheduler 3.2%

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Radiology Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

63.2%

Male

26.7%

Unknown

10.1%
Ethnicity

White

62.7%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

67.3%

Mandarin

3.6%

Hindi

3.6%

Russian

3.6%

Portuguese

1.8%

Chinese

1.8%

Ukrainian

1.8%

Uzbek

1.8%

Vietnamese

1.8%

French

1.8%

Aramaic

1.8%

Polish

1.8%

Tagalog

1.8%

Urdu

1.8%

Gujarati

1.8%

Italian

1.8%
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Radiology Assistant Education

Schools

Weber State University

19.0%

University of Phoenix

9.5%

Kankakee Community College

6.1%

University of South Florida

5.4%

Waukesha County Technical College

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.8%

Lansing Community College

4.1%

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

4.1%

Keiser University

4.1%

Towson University

4.1%

Palmer College of Chiropractic

3.4%

ECPI University

3.4%

Eastern Washington University

3.4%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

3.4%

The Academy

3.4%

College of Southern Maryland

3.4%

Monroe Community College

3.4%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

3.4%

Baker College

3.4%

Virginia College - Birmingham

3.4%
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Majors

Medical Technician

15.6%

Business

11.3%

Nursing

11.1%

Medical Assisting Services

10.8%

Health Care Administration

9.5%

Nuclear And Industrial Radiologic Technologies

7.3%

General Studies

4.3%

Biology

3.5%

Criminal Justice

3.4%

Psychology

3.3%

Management

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.5%

Nursing Assistants

2.5%

Military Technology

2.2%

Health Sciences And Services

2.0%

Education

1.6%

English

1.6%

Public Health

1.5%

Kinesiology

1.5%

Sociology

1.5%
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Degrees

Other

31.1%

Bachelors

27.4%

Associate

19.0%

Masters

8.3%

Certificate

8.1%

Diploma

3.5%

Doctorate

1.6%

License

1.0%
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Top Skills for A Radiology Assistant

  1. Patient Care
  2. Surgical Procedures
  3. Radiology
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Administered direct patient care, including patient transfer and administering medication.
  • Schedule surgical procedures and insure cases are accurately placed in appropriate systems.
  • Transcribed radiologists' audio dictations of patients' imaging results into radiology reports.
  • Volunteer of the Year 2006 - Escorted x-ray patients to and from exam rooms - Organized and handled exposed film for evaluation
  • Performed receptionist responsibilities, answering phones, digitizing outside imaging, obtaining prior imaging records and coordinated release of medical records.

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