HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Radiology Technician PRN in Charleston, South Carolina

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES- Under the direction of a Physician, the Radiology Tech performs a variety of diagnostic radiographic procedures in compliance with established protocols to promote positive patient outcomes.


  • Completes duties according to the requirements of each procedure requiring radiological support.
  • Assembles necessary supplies and positioning aids for scheduling procedures according to physician’s preference card.
  • Tests and monitors equipment for proper working condition.
  • Accurately comprehends and interprets verbal orders and direction.
  • Documents records and other forms, accurately adhering to approved policies/procedures.
  • Confirms that all persons in the room are appropriately shielded before activating x-ray.
  • Communicates information about the patient’s status to other persons responsible for patient care.
  • Applies the prescribed procedures to competently perform radiology technician functions.
  • Follows principles of aseptic technique in performing duties during the procedure.
  • Remains available during the procedure to provide timely responses to physician or patient needs.
  • Follows manufacturer’s specifications and OSHA guidelines when performing x-ray procedure.
  • Performs required maintenance of instruments, supplies, and equipment by adhering to cleaning care, storage, and calibration procedures as directed.
  • Handles equipment and instruments correctly to provide appropriate availability and safety.
  • Maintains adequate supplies to provide immediate availability during the procedure.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Actively participates in staff orientation, training, education programs, performance improvement, and quality control activities and initiatives.
  • Competent and responsible in prevention of contamination and transfer of infection.
  • Completes on-going continual education to improve job performance, maintain licensure/certification/registration, and stays abreast of current trends and practices.
  • Meets established goals and objectives
  • Follows through with work assignments and informs supervisor if unable to complete task.


  • Knowledge in detecting adverse symptomology relating to procedures or contrast related problems.
  • Ability to set-up and operate a diverse variety of radiographic equipment.
  • Displays knowledge of the theory, techniques of radiography, the operation and care of radiographic equipment and the principles of radiation safety.
  • Displays high degree of working knowledge of the imaging equipment utilized.
  • Knowledge of, observes, and complies with Center safety policies, emergency procedures, and standard precautions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, follow and comprehend both written and verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions and seeks guidance as needed.
  • Demonstrates ability to complete work within appropriate time frame and perform accurately and in a timely manner in periods of increased work loads and high stress.
  • Demonstrates a through knowledge of work practices, policies, and procedures. AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED:

  • This position requires competence in assessment, treatment, and/or care for the age groups indicated. The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age for the patients served in his/her assigned service area. The skills and knowledge needed to provide such care may be gained through education, training or experience.
    *Age Groups: *Birth - 1 year (infant), 1 - 13 years (childhood), 13 - 16 years (adolescent), 17 - 64 years (adult), 65 – Life Span (geriatric)

*EDUCATION: *Graduate of accredited school of radiology (required).

*EXPERIENCE: *Minimum two (2) years required; preferably in an operating room or surgery center setting.

*CERTIFICATE/LICENSE/REGISTRATION: *ARRT (R), BLS required; state license as required; Specialty certifications may be required as per state guidelines and/or modality.

Title: Radiology Technician PRN

Location: South Carolina-Charleston-Trident Trauma Specialist

Requisition ID: 24518-50715