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The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is seeking well-qualified candidates for a Computed Tomography (CT) position at the Cincinnati location. Candidate must be a professional who has the ability to work independently, perform complex radiologic examinations and communicate with patients to allay fear of the procedure. Duties and responsibilities are but not limited to: Direct and Indirect Patient Care Receives patients, explains methods of procedures, position patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination Independently makes standard examinations. Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations, determines technical factors and properly positions patients. Schedules patients for examinations. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. Independently operates Diagnostic Imaging equipment. Helps to develop new techniques, define optimal protocols, and devise alternative ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Performs examinations on patients according to protocols and parameters set forth by department or procedures by a radiologist. Performs a wide variety of complex radiologic examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Positions patients, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment and makes exposures based on request of physician or other specialists. Performs routine x-ray examinations of all areas of the body to include skull, spines, abdomen, and all extremities with minimal discomfort to the patient. Practices methods of procedures, position patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination. Independently makes standard examinations. Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning to satisfy the requirements. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. Checks the maintenance of daily supplies to avoid any slow-down inpatient care. Ensures that the highest degree of cleanliness is kept in all examination rooms and that anti-infection control is carried out. Determines radiographic technique exposure factors and effectively plans the table before and during exposure. Performs and assists practitioner with fluoroscopic and specialized procedures. Participates in physiologic monitoring of patients. Post processes digital data for display or hard copy records, insuring proper identification and consent. Incumbent performs computed tomography procedures as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner. Assists a licensed independent practitioner with interventional computed tomography procedures Selects appropriate technical factors with consideration given to established protocols and other factors influencing data acquisition. Manipulates and reconstructs data for interpretation. Archives data, documents patient exposures, and reviews renal function, allergies, and diseases prior to administration of contrast media. Thorough knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices and techniques in order to assure that adequate safeguards are maintained to recognize when changes of equipment or procedures might result in increased exposure, and to adopt methods to prevent such exposure. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology for radiologic exposure and the physical abnormalities associated with most diseases or lesions which are customarily illustrated in Diagnostic imaging. Knowledge of basic physics including concepts of energy, electric power, magnetic fields, and properties of x-ray, in order to understand the operation of the equipment. Knowledge and skill in positioning of patient, for a wide variety of difficult radiographic (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, etc.) studies. Specialized Assignment: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Radiography (R) as needed. Specialized Assignment: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Computed Tomography (CT). This includes significant scope, complexity (difficulty), of variety, and is performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification. 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position demonstrating the clinical competencies at the next lower level. Customer Service Relationships with management, co-workers, patients, and the general public are consistently courteous, respectful, and cooperative in nature. Displays a cooperative attitude and will effectively work together to implement to the organizations' mission and goals. Sensitivity to the special needs of all patients in respect to age, developmental requirements, and culturally related factors must be consistently achieved. Follows mandated HIPPA guidelines. Work Schedule: Sunday-Thursday 11:00pm-7:00AM Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diag Rad Tech (Compt Tom)/PD000000
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.