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Job Summary:

The Radiologist will examine and diagnose disorders and diseases using x-rays and radioactive materials and may also treat patients.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Instructs radiology staff in desired techniques, positions, or projections.
  • Supervises and teaches residents or medical students.


  • Obtains patients histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, and by communicating with referring clinicians. Prepares comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
  • Performs and interprets the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, and ultrasound. Reviews and transmits images and information using picture archiving and communications systems. Communicates examination results and diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients,
    and families.
  • Evaluates medical information to determine patients risk factors (such as allergies to contrast agents) and to make decisions regarding the appropriateness of procedures.
  • Provides counseling to radiologic patients to explain the processes, risks, benefits, and alternative treatments.
  • Confers with medical professionals regarding image-based diagnoses.
  • Coordinates radiological services with other medical activities. Documents performance, interpretation, and outcomes of procedures performed. Establishes and enforces standards for protection of patients and staff.
  • Develops and monitors procedures to ensure adequate quality control of images.
  • Administers radiopaque substances by injection, orally, and as enemas to render internal structures and organs visible on x-ray films and fluoroscopic screens. Recognizes and treats complications during and after procedures including blood pressure problems, pain, over-sedation, and bleeding. Treats malignant internal and external growths by exposure to radiation from radiographs (x-rays), high-energy sources, and natural and synthetic radioisotopes.
  • Participates in continuing education activities to maintain and develop expertise.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities including discussions of areas where risk of error
    is high.
  • Implements protocols in areas such as drugs, resuscitation, emergencies, power failures, and infection control.
  • Serves as a teleradiologist for facilities that do not have on-site radiologists.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of medical terminology and treatment plans.
  • Excellent patient care skills.
  • Superior critical thinking skills and the ability to interpret complex data.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of medical school, a medical internship, and medical residency in radiology at an accredited medical facility required.
  • Five years of experience required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of standing, reaching and bending.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.


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