Creating  a job description that lists down all of the skills and qualifications required for your role and key to ensuring the best fit employees. 

Following is a sample job description for an X Ray technician that you can use as is or modify to fit the needs and requirements of your institution:

About the X Ray Technician Job Description

Each section of this sample job description for an X Ray technician is based off of countless hours of research, and analysis of what performs best on healthcare job boards. Make sure to keep your job title concise and descriptive of the role. Do not use any jargon or internal language when posting your X Ray technician job on job boards. You want to make sure that the X Ray tech reading this understands what the job is, and all of the language in the job description.

The job of a medical X Ray technician is to use an X Ray machine and relevant equipment and tools to take radiographic images of the various body parts of a patient as requested by the physician or surgeon. When looking to hire an X Ray technician, make sure that you communicate your message in clear and easy to understand words so that their role in the workplace is clear from the get go.

Feel free to copy the below sample X Ray technician job description but make sure to add information specific to your organization or facility, the culture, perks/benefits, and double-check that the skills below match your exact requirements. Remember, X Ray technicians work in a unique, fast-paced, and critical department. Make sure to emphasize important areas of their role and any specialties that they must have at your facility. 

X Ray Technician Job Description

Job Description / Why We’re Hiring

We are looking to employ dedicated candidates as valued members of our motivated staff that works as part of a collaborative team to give the best form of care to our patients. We are currently looking for X Ray technicians whose skill sets and qualifications are in alignment with our requirements, and have ample experience from other institutions that makes them knowledgeable and professional. As a member of our team, you will be expected to uphold the values of our institution, conduct yourself in a professional manner, and be the best representative of our and your own name.

Company Culture / About Your Healthcare Facility

Sample X Ray Technician Skills and Expertise:

{Below is a list of several skills and responsibilities of an X Ray Technician. Remember to remove any that do not fit your specific role}:

  • Be able to operate relevant machinery and radiologic technologies
  • Know the proper height, distancing, and positioning for radiologic procedures
  • Be able to communicate effectively with patients and answer their questions in a professional and reassuring manner
  • Be able to follow the safety guidelines and regulations properly
  • Have adequate background knowledge and experience

Sample X Ray Technician Responsibilities

  • Prepare patients before the procedure and cater to them after
  • Prepare the relevant equipment, tools, and examination rooms for use
  • Communicate with the patients at all times and explain the procedure to them before conducting
  • Answer patient questions and queries
  • Conduct the imaging exams and monitor the patients through the process
  • Ensure the safety of the patient before, during, and after the exam
  • Take care of the documentation and communication of the results of the X Ray exams
  • Administer radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic purposes
  • Ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and in working order at all times
  • Place and position the patient to target the anatomical site that needs to be imaged

Sample X Ray Technician Qualifications

  • Proven experience as an x ray technician (references required)
  • Excels at communicating with a team and has strong interpersonal skills
  • Responsible and compassionate with patients
  • Able to multitask with strong organizational skills
  • Calm under pressure with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Associates degree or certification in radiologic studies, radiologic technology, or other relevant fields
  • A valid license or certification
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical settings such as during operations and when dealing with patients in terms of communication and safety

After you post your job to hire your X Ray Technician and start receiving applicants, you’ll want to make sure to carefully interview them to make sure they’re the best fit.

Additionally, if you’re looking for per diem or short term assignments, you can post your job on Medely for free. Medely is one of the largest networks for healthcare workers. Each applicant is put through a carefully conducted background check process and can be hired as easily as calling Uber from your phone.

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