MOS 68P—Radiology Specialist
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 68P, Radiology Specialist:
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 106
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 24 weeks at Ft Sam Houston, Texas
Radiology Specialist (MOS 68P) Description / Major Duties:
The radiology specialist operates fixed and portable radiology equipment or supervises radiology activities. MOS 68P personnel require good eye hand coordination and manual dexterity, no aversion to the sight of blood and be able to stand for long periods of time.
Duties for MOS 68P at each skill level are:
MOSC 68P1O. Operates fixed and portable radiology equipment. Reads and interprets radiographic requests and physician's orders. Provide patient care within the radiology area. Prepares, assembles and adjusts instruments, materials and equipment. Perform radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities, vertebral column, trunk and skull. Performs soft tissue radiographic examinations and bone surveys. Perform body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital, and radiographic examinations of the digestive, respiratory, vascular and nervous systems. Develop radiographic image using digital and manual processing. Apply radiation, electrical and mechanical protective measures. Utilizes hospital information systems and performs routine patient administration. Maintain 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.
MOSC 68P2O. 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. Disseminate
radiographic reports. Assembles radiographs for reading. Perform body
section, prenatal and pediatric radiographic procedures. Performs follow
up radiographic examinations of the digestive, urogenital, respiratory,
vascular and nervous systems. Assist with special radiographic and fluoroscopic
procedures. Requisitions and maintains necessary levels of radiographic/medical
supplies. Evaluate radiographic personnel performance. Supervises packing,
loading, unpacking, assembly and dissembling of radiology
equipment and shelters.
MOSC 68P3O. Perform 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 patients and initiates corrective action. Organizes work schedules. Assigns duties and instructs personnel in technical procedures. Supervise operator maintenance on equipment. Prepares and updates unit and section SOP. Prepares and conducts radiology training programs. Assist in quality assurance program. Coordinate radiographic examinations of patients.
MOSC 68P4O. Supervise large radiology activity. Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill. Establishes work priorities and distributors workload. Reviews, consolidates and prepares technical, personnel and administrative reports. Coordinates and prepare sites for installation of radiographic equipment. Manage0 personnel affairs, supply economy procedures and fiscal matters. Prepare manpower survey reports. Prepare the operating budget for Department of Radiology. Review operations to ensure compliance with Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) standards.
MOSC 68P5O. Supervise radiology activity in MEDCEN, large MEDDAC or Combat Support Hospital (CSH). Perform duties shown in preceding level of skill. Instruct in the procedures for developing and conducting training of military and civilian radiographic technicians. Monitor the use, requirement, maintenance and management of resources.
(1) One year of Algebra “C” grade or higher (9th grade or above).
(2) Normal color perception and normal vision with or without corrective lens.
(3) Females must not be pregnant.
(4) No history of a felony conviction.
(5) No history of conviction of crimes involving:
(a) Any weapons/ammunition/explosives/arson charges.
(b) Any drug activity involving illegal possession, buying, selling or distribution (dealing) of controlled substances or synthetics.
(c) Violence against persons or property.
(d) Sexual misconduct.
(6) Formal training (completion of MOS 68P course conducted under the auspices of the AMEDDC&S) mandatory or meet the ACASP criteria in paragraphs (a) and (b) below.
(a) Have successfully completed a Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredited radiography program or documented equivalent and be certified/registered in medical radiography (radiologic technology) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or an unrestricted state license to operate radiation producing equipment. A limited state license or permit does not qualify.
(b) Proficiency training must be performed under the supervision of a radiologist (AOC 61Q or 61R) or an NCO qualified in MOS 68P.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 68P:
Article Last Modified: February 17, 2011