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Radiologic Technologist Lead

Job classification

TitleRadiologic Technologist Lead
Overtime eligibility Covered (Non-Z)
Labor agreement SEIU, Local 1021, Misc

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2022

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Rate /hr: $61.2875 $64.3625 $67.5750 $70.9625 $74.5000 $78.2500 $82.1625
Rate /biweekly: $4,903.00 $5,149.00 $5,406.00 $5,677.00 $5,960.00 $6,260.00 $6,573.00
Rate /year: $127,478 $133,874 $140,556 $147,602 $154,960 $162,760 $170,898

Job description




Job Code: 2472


Under direction, the Radiologic Technologist Lead, functions as a lead Radiologic Technologist of a shift or an assigned area of diagnostic imaging.


This class functions as a lead Radiologic Technologist for a shift or an assigned area of diagnostic imaging. The 2472 Radiologic Technologist Lead class is distinguished from the 2471 Radiologic Technologist III in that the latter performs, under general supervision, general and/or advanced diagnostic imaging procedures, while the former is a lead worker assigned to a specified modality The 2472 Radiologic Technologist Lead is distinguished from the 2496 Imaging Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory level in the Imaging Series.




According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Functions as lead worker in an assigned area or for a shift; manages workload relative to available resources; prioritizes work and assigns tasks to Diagnostic Imaging Technologists and support staff; prepares and monitors work schedules and perform time reporting duties; inventories supplies and stocks area.

2. Acts as preceptor to new staff, or to an employee learning new skills or equipment; trains, orients and documents initial and annual competencies of staff; assists others with technical or positioning advice.

3. Performs general diagnostic procedures using fixed or portable, general, digital, fluoroscopic or other diagnostic equipment performs diagnostic imaging procedures in advanced modalities; lifts and carries cassettes to and from imaging equipment; manipulates and manages images; positions patients and selects technical factors based on knowledge of radiologic science, specific equipment and patient assessment.

4. Applies principles of radiation safety in compliance with federal, state and departmental standards; uses appropriate filters, cones, protective clothing and devices to obtain high-quality images with radiation exposure levels as low as reasonably achievable to patients, others and self; wears and exchanges radiation monitoring devices.

5. Assesses general patient condition, including stability, pain and safety, and as necessary takes action consistent with standards; monitors medical equipment and promptly adjusts or reports problems; observes and documents patient physical and procedural restraints.

6. Documents procedures and events in the patient's medical record and departmental logs, in accordance with regulatory, hospital and departmental standards; identifies images and documents with patient, technologist, date/time and laterality information.

7. Transports patients using gurneys, wheelchairs and beds; transfers patients to and from the exam table.

8. Schedules procedures and patients; transfers paper orders into an electronic order entry system; produces, processes and collates images and paperwork, and submits them for interpretation; receives and assists patients and other customers; answers departmental telephones; may be assigned to coordinate patient flow.

9. Performs venipuncture and CPR; assists physicians preparing and/or administering contrast media, setting up sterile and non-sterile trays, and providing instruments, medical devices and supplies as requested.

10. Trains student technologists in the science and practice of diagnostic imaging; assists in teaching and grading students.

11. Participates in departmental Quality Improvement efforts including conducting various quality control and assurance procedures and participating in quality improvement programs.

12. Cleans imaging equipment, supplies and procedure rooms; acts as liaison with field service engineer to effect necessary repairs.

13. Maintains patient medical records and data integrity using Radiology and hospital IT systems.

14. Assists physicians and providers in resolving imaging questions or issues.


Knowledge of: radiologic science, patient positioning, radiation safety practices and regulations (California Code of Regulations Title 17), body substance precautions, body mechanics; general knowledge of Title 22.

Ability and Skill to: effectively follow oral and written instructions and perform diagnostic imaging procedures; plan, organize, assign, instruct and evaluate the work of assigned staff; perform venipuncture and CPR; work collaboratively with physicians, nurses and other health care personnel; exercise good judgement and adhere to preventive and safety standards to limit exposure to accidents, health hazards and disagreeable elements; perform the full range of body motion, manual dexterity and eye hand coordination; stand, walk or sit for extensive periods of time; obtain necessary radiographic images when patient is unable to cooperate; lift and carry heavy items; maintain clinical competency and continuing education in appropriate areas; and adapt to changing technologies.


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.



Four (4) years of experience working as a Radiologic Technologist.

License and Certification:

Possession of a current license issued by the State of California as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT); AND

Current registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT); AND

Certification in at least one advanced modality (e.g. Mammography (MM), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Quality Management (QM), Bone Density (BD), Cardiac-Interventional (CI) or Vascular-Interventional Radiography (VI)); AND

Possession of a valid permit in Fluoroscopy equipment issued by California Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch.

Certification in Possession of a valid Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate issued by the American Heart Association;




FROM: 2471 Radiologic Technologist Level II or Level III

TO: 2496 Imaging Supervisor




REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills & abilities, and minimum qualifications.


Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $61.2875 $64.3625 $67.5750 $70.9625 $74.5000 $78.2500 $82.1625
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $58.2250 $61.1500 $64.2000 $67.4250 $70.7875 $74.3500 $78.0625
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $57.9375 $60.8500 $63.8750 $67.0875 $70.4375 $73.9750 $77.6750
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $55.9750 $58.7875 $61.7000 $64.8125 $68.0500 $71.4625 $75.0375
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $54.3500 $57.0750 $59.9000 $62.9250 $66.0625 $69.3750 $72.8500

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classification descriptions table, Compensation plan table