Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: T1005 / Radiology Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, operates x-ray equipment in support of the provision of diagnostic and/or therapeutic services to a specified patient population. May prepare and administer various chemical mixtures as appropriate to the nature of the radiology being carried out. May work in a research or clinical environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepares room, calibrates equipment, and prepares medicine and materials as needed for patients undergoing procedures; cleans and disinfects room and equipment.
  2. Prepares patient for procedures; explains procedures, transfers patients to equipment, positions patients as appropriate to the specified procedure, and assists patient at end of procedures.
  3. Follows prescribed techniques in administering general and specific x-rays; adjusts equipment; determines proper voltage, current, and desired exposure time; arranges immobilization and support devices to obtain position of patient; adjusts lead shield; selects proper film.
  4. Observes patient and machine during procedures; reports unusual occurrences and records patient's condition.
  5. Develops film in accordance with proper photographic techniques.
  6. Maintains stock supplies and assists administrators in determining quantities for purchase; performs general office duties such as delivering and retrieving film, recording procedure codes for billing purposes, typing forms, and scheduling patients.
  7. May take mobile unit to patient's room or emergency room to perform procedures, as appropriate to the operational context of the specific position.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 6 months of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: American Registry of Radiologic Technology License.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
  • Knowledge of the physical and operational characteristics of radiologic equipment.
  • Ability to safely lift, and physically manipulate patients.
  • Knowledge of x-ray principles, procedures and standards.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to calibrate, configure, and adjust x-ray equipment and associated facilities and devices in accordance with procedures and standards.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of appropriate x-ray exposure times and safety parameters.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of photographic development techniques.
  • Knowledge of sterile procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) utilization of established methodology and techniques in the operation of x-ray equipment for patient diagnostic and therapeutic purposes; b) calibration and adjustment of x-ray equpment in accordance with general and individually prescribed protocol; c) patient preparation and manipulation in accordance with general and prescribed protocol.

Conditions of Employment

  • CPR Certified.
  • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening.
  • UNM will provide Hepatitis vaccination, candidate may decline vaccination through declination form or may provide record of vaccination from previous employer.
  • State of New Mexico Licensure.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires occasional handling and maneuvering of persons in excess of 100 pounds.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 11/15/2018