Essential Radiography Program Functions

The radiography candidate must be able to perform with reasonable accommodation the following tasks of a clinical radiographer:

  • Excellent communication skills to satisfactorily converse with patients, physicians, co-workers, and ancillary staff
  • Have vision and hearing adequate to observe changes in patient status
  • Have vision adequate to read emergency monitoring information
  • Have vision adequate to evaluate radiologic images
  • Have vision adequate to enter and receive information from computer consoles
  • Have hearing adequate to receive and interpret equipment signals
  • Be able to work with arms extended overhead
  • Be able to stand in place for long periods of time (.5 – 3 hours)
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds at or below waist level
  • Be able to prolong walking while carrying 20-25 pounds
  • Be able to stoop, bend, or otherwise assist patients who may faint or become unable to assist themselves
  • Be able to write patient reports dictated by Radiologists and make entries on computers
  • Possess manual dexterity skills pertinent to all aspects of radiology

* The candidate should be aware that student radiographers are, by the nature of the profession, potentially exposed to ionizing radiation, infectious diseases, and combative or difficult patients.