How to write a Radiographer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Radiographer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Radiographer job titles

    Junior Radiographer
    Radiographer (with ARRT certification)
    Radiographer (Part-Time)
    X-Ray Technologist

Radiographer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Radiographer job summary

Our healthcare practice is seeking a Radiographer who can perform and analyze patient x-rays and report results to our physician team. The Radiographer will be responsible for coordinating outpatient appointments, making patients who come in for procedures feel comfortable, and conducting patient x-rays. If you have a background in healthcare and a current ARRT certification, we encourage you to submit an application for this position.

Radiographer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Radiographer responsibilities

    Utilize all radiographic equipment to perform x-rays, including (but not limited to) surgical and portable equipment
    Assist with taking patient phone calls to answer technical questions, schedule appointments and offer pre-procedure advice
    Develop a daily priority list that allows all scheduled procedures to be completed and makes time for emergencies as well
    Monitor all radiographic supplies and submit purchasing requests to maintain proper supply levels
    Analyze and report x-ray results to our physician team

Radiographer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Radiographer skills

    Associate Degree in Radiology required (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
    Must possess valid ARRT certification
    Valid and current Radiologic Technologist license
    2+ years’ experience in a clinical care setting
    Must be able to lift or move 50 pounds without assistance

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