Is the profession x-ray laboratory considered harmful?
Responsibilities of the x-ray technician
The position of X-ray laboratory technician can be held by a person with a secondary medical education after completing training courses for X-ray and radiology departments. The laboratory assistant submits to the radiologist and must fulfill the following job duties: patient registration, maintenance of the necessary documentation, preparation of patients for radiography, carrying out the procedure as instructed by the radiologist.
An indicator of high qualification of an X-ray laboratory technician is the ability to perform X-rays so accurately that if you repeat the procedure for the same object, the picture will be identical to the previous one.
X-ray laboratory technician monitors the preparation of drugs from the pharmacy and all the necessary supplies, is engaged in the preparation of contrast agents and photochemical solutions for the development of images, and can also do the work of a photo lab assistant.
Possible diseases of X-ray workers
Radiation sickness is possible in the conditions of neglect of special protection or its poor condition, ad hoc working day. People with the following diseases are not allowed to work with X-ray equipment: damage to the central nervous system, diseases of the skin and genital organs, eyes (cataracts), liver, diseases of the circulatory system, any tumor diseases.
If individual protective measures and the rules of the external protection of the cabinet are not followed, employees of the X-ray department (radiologist and laboratory technician) may develop skin tumors and blood cancer. The most common myeloid leukemia (working for more than 10 years in this area).
Working conditions X-ray technicians
X-ray technicians are entitled to an early retirement pension at the age of 50 for men and 45 years for women. For the former, the total length of service must be at least 20 years, 10 of which are at the position of x-ray laboratory technician. Women are required to have 15 years of general experience, half of which is work in the X-ray room.
If the employee has the required insurance experience and only half (not less) of the required “harmful” length of service, the retirement age for them is reduced at the rate of 1 year for each year of work in the position of X-ray technician. In addition, the working day of such an employee is reduced to 6 hours. He is entitled to additional leave of 12 to 24 days a year.