Under general supervision, performs complex photographic work on
various medical subjects such as patients, anatomical structures,
pathology specimens, and surgical procedures in order to provide
illustrations for scientific publications, patient records, teaching
aids, and informational brochures.
1. Confers with clients such as physicians, faculty, and laboratory
personnel to clarify photographic requirements. Provides
technical advice on settings, angles, lighting, and size of
2. Photographs objects, anatomical, or biological specimens
utilizing fiber optic light source.
3. Photographs protein and hemopheresis gels; culture and
electrophoresis plates; and western and northern blots utilizing
transillumination and reflected lighting techniques.
4. Prepares rhinoplastic, octoplastic, dental osteotomy, and
orthodontic photographs of patients.
5. Produces fundus photographs for ophthalmology patients.
6. Photographs cavernous areas to show interior detail such as heart
valve, bone specimens, and intraoral views.
7. Photographs operating room procedures such as open heart,
gynecological, neurological, and plastic surgeries.
8. Makes copies of x-rays and similar materials utilizing
photographic techniques such as time-lapse and ultraspeed
pictures, and ultraviolet or infrared light to produce visible
records of normally invisible phenomena.
9. Prepares interior and exterior architectural photographs, patient
photographs, and large group photographs utilizing a view camera.
10. Mixes various photographic chemical solutions to develop and
process film into prints, slides, negatives, and transparencies.
11. Produces computer slides from original concepts, develops
computer art, charts, and graphs.
12. Performs photomacrography and photomicrography.
13. Makes duplications, reductions, color corrections, and other
similar photographic procedures.
14. Provides guidance, training, and technical assistance to other
15. Operates and maintains automatic color processing and print
16. Performs preventive maintenance and minor repair on photographic
17. Monitors inventory levels and requisitions supplies as needed.
18. Classifies, sorts, and files prints, negatives, and other
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Associate of Arts degree.
EXPERIENCE: Three years in biomedical photography.
CERTIFICATION: Certificate in Biomedical Photography.
Thorough knowledge of medical photographic methods and techniques.
Skill in developing and processing negatives, slides, and prints.
Skill in operating photographic, film processing, and computer
graphics equipment. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in
writing. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Ability to
transport photographic equipment and maneuver around objects and
people to take photographs. Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required.