This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) performs duties in the specialized areas of radiologic technology include general diagnostic radiologic technology (R) and computed tomography (CT). The DRT independently performs diagnostic radiography and CT procedures in order to achieve proper diagnosis and treatment. Assignments performed include a wide variety of complex diagnostic imaging examinations for patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury; evaluating the nature of critical and emergency procedures; and rearrange patient schedule to accommodate these procedures. This is a dual-modality position that is subject to on-call, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays in order to meet clinical needs. Duties include: DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHY: Perform diagnostic radiography examinations of head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, and extremities. Perform technical work in support of diagnostic radiography under the direction of a physician, including complex radiographic examinations such as UGI, BE, and Arthrograms. Operate radiology equipment to determine technical factors (i.e. calculates the correct exposure factors of time, distance, kilovoltage, and milliamperage), set controls and operate equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified receives the correct calculated exposure. Set up the x-ray room, assure sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contrast materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present. Utilize knowledge of anatomy and physiology including location, appearance, and functioning of the major and minor systems and changes to organs caused by common diseases. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY: Perform CT examinations of head, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and extremities. Perform CT angiography of head, neck, chest abdomen, pelvis, and extremities with IV contrast utilizing pressure injector. Prepare IV contrast materials for CT exams; monitoring patient after IV injection and be able to respond appropriately to contrast reaction. Perform CT reconstructions when requested or when part of a standard protocol. Operate 3D workstation to obtain 3D reformats. Independently explains procedures and positions patients for difficult procedures. Administers contrast materials orally, rectally, or intravenously. Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT related materials. Operates radiology equipment including pressure injectors and patient monitors Work Schedule: Full-time - Sat/Sun/Mon (Midnight - 8:00 a.m.) or (8:00 p.m. - Midnight) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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