Skill Level 1 Operates fixed and portable Radiology equipment; Reads and interprets radiographic requests and physician’s orders. Transports and escorts patients within the radiology area. Prepares, assembles, and adjusts instruments, materials, and equipment. Performs radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities, vertebral column, trunk, and skull. Performs soft tissue radiographic examinations and bone surveys. Assists in performing body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital, and radiographic examinations of respiratory, vascular, and nervous systems. Cleans intensifying screens. Develops radiographic film using automatic and manual processing. Applies radiation, electrical, and mechanical protective measures. Maintains daily ledger and performs routine patient administration. Maintains patient locator file, radiographic files, and report files. Inspects and performs operator maintenance on radiology equipment. Packs, unpacks, loads, and unloads radiology equipment; assembles and dissembles radiology equipment and shelters.
Skill Level 2 Operates fixed and portable Radiology equipment. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel in accomplishment of their duties. Disseminates radiographic reports. Assembles radiographs for reading. Performs body section, prenatal, and pediatric radiographic procedures. Performs follow-up radiographic examinations of the digestive, urogenital, respiratory, vascular, and nervous systems. Assists with special radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Requisitions and maintains necessary levels of radiographic/medical supplies. Evaluates radiographic personnel performance. Counsels radiographic personnel and prepares evaluation reports. Supervises packing, loading, unpacking, assembly and dissembling of radiology equipment and shelters.
Skill Level 3 Performs complex or specialized radiographic procedures to include duties shown in preceding level of skill or activities medium-size Radiology activity. Inspects radiology activities for compliance with radiation safety procedures and to ensure orderly and clean environment for patient, and initiates corrective action. Organizes work schedules. Assigns duties and instructs personnel in technical procedures. Supervises operator maintenance on equipment. Prepares and updates unit and section SOP. Prepares and conducts radiology training programs. Assists in quality assurance program. Coordinates radiographic examinations of patients.
Skill Level 4 Supervises large Radiology Activity. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Establishes work priorities and distributors workload. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports. Coordinates and site preparation for installation of radiographic equipment. Assist in personnel matters, supply economy procedures, and fiscal matters. Prepares manpower survey reports. Prepares the operating budget for Department of Radiology. Reviews operations to ensure compliance with JCAHO standards.
Skill Level 5 Supervises Radiology activity in MEDCEN, large MEDDAC or General Hospital. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Instructs in the procedures for developing and conducting training of military and civilian radiographic technicians. Monitors the use, requirement, maintenance, and management of resources.