Is a harmful profession considered an X-ray lab assistant
Obligations of an X-ray lab assistant
The position of the X-ray laboratory assistant can be occupied by a person with a secondary medical education after taking training courses for workers in the radiology and radiological departments. The laboratory assistant obeys the doctor-radiologist and must perform the following duties: patient registration, maintenance of necessary documentation, preparation of patients for radiography, procedure on the instructions of a radiologist.
The indicator of the high qualification of an X-ray laboratory technician is the ability to perform radiography so accurately that if the procedure is repeated for the same object, the image will be identical to the previous one.
X-ray laboratory assistant monitors the receipt of drugs from the pharmacy and all necessary accessories, is engaged in the preparation of contrast agents and photochemical solutions for the development of images, and can also perform the work of a photolaborator.
Possible diseases of workers in the X-ray room
Radiation sickness is possible in conditions of neglect of special protection or its poor state, an unregulated working day. People with the following diseases are not allowed to work with X-ray equipment: CNS lesions, skin and genital organs diseases, eyes (cataracts), liver, circulatory system diseases, any tumor diseases.
If non-observance of individual protective measures and rules of external protection of the room, the workers of the radiology department (a radiologist and laboratory assistant) can develop tumorous skin diseases, blood cancer. The most common is myeloid leukemia (working for more than 10 years in this area).
Working Conditions for X-ray Laboratory Technicians
X-ray lab technicians are entitled to early retirement at the age of 50 for men and 45 for women. For the first, the total length of service must be at least 20 years, 10 of which - as an x-ray lab assistant. Women are required to have 15 years of total experience, half of which is working in the radiology room.
If the employee has the necessary insurance experience and only half (not less) than the necessary "harmful" length of service, the retirement age for them is reduced at the rate of 1 year for each year of work as an x-ray lab assistant. In addition, the working day of such an employee is reduced to 6 hours. He has the right to additional leave lasting from 12 to 24 days a year.