This position is located in the Radiology and CT Scanning department of the Imaging Services department of in the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw, Michigan The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist is qualified to independently provide routine diagnostic radiologic examinations, portable, operating room, emergency, CT Scanning, Bone Densitometry and fluoroscopy examinations under supervision of a Radiologist or designated provider. Technologist will also have cross-training in other modalities including but not limited to: CT Scanning and Bone Density (DXA). Technologist must be a registered Radiographer and CT technologist certified and in good standing by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and have a minimum of one year of professional diagnostic radiology experience. Duties include but are not limited to: Performs all routine and emergent diagnostic radiographic and CT procedures such as but not limited to: Fluoroscopy examinations, cervical, lumbar, thoracic, extremity, facial/headwork radiography, cholangiograms, hysterosalpingography, cystograms, RUGs, barium studies and CT Scanning of the abdomen, thorax, head and extremities and bone densitometry. Maintains sterile environment in OR cases and follows OR specific department policies and procedures as required. Adjusts protocol/standardized views to accommodate patient's inability to position due to illness, injury or medical/mental status. Any additional information, pertinent to the patient's exam is annotated/documented by the technologist. Responsible for maximizing daily utilization of fluoroscopic/radiographic/bone densitometry room/CT exam rooms. Identifies scheduled procedures for the day, plans and coordinates activities around scheduled exams, walk-in exams as well as physician availability for specialized radiographic exams in order to maximize room effectiveness. Prepares the exam room ensuring adequate aseptic and/or sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters, safety equipment, positioning devices, linen and other required equipment are present. Ensures and maintains exam room and equipment in a clean and neat arrangement. Prepares and administers contrast material orally, rectally, or intravenously under close control of an authorized provider/radiologist and monitors the patient's vital signs and response to the examination. Performs all studies as dictated by the department's standardized protocol list. Notifies the ordering provider of significant changes in patient's medical/mental status. Ensures patient ID band and the request are identical as well as performing a two identifier check including patient's full name as well as full birth date to ensure the correct patient is identified prior to completing the ordered exam. Electronically processes exposed radiographs produced via DR and CR plate readers. Able to trouble shoot minor malfunctions and will bring any issues to the attention of the lead technologist or supervisor. Performs digital/technical manipulation of images, ensures proper exam markers are present, patient identification is accurate, proper positioning utilized in order to provide adequate and proper processing/ storing and transmission of images into PACS. Assists the radiologist and/or authorized provider in performing more complex imaging procedures such as Retrograde Urethrograms and other requested exams requiring authorized provider/radiologist presence. Performs bedside (portable) examinations on the inpatient floors, including ICU, OR, Urgent Care and SCR. Will perform C-Arm work when requested. Accurately edits, registers and completes patients in VISTA Imaging package. Adheres to policy and procedural changes affected by internal memos and directives form supervisory personnel. Interacts and assists imaging students/volunteers/job shadow students during various rotations throughout Imaging Services. Understands that imaging students, volunteers and job shadow students cannot perform direct patient care duties. Chooses inpatients/UC patients to be called to the department, coordinating a steady flow of inpatients/UC along with the unscheduled outpatients arriving throughout the day. Schedules add on patients and ensures all inpatients ordered for specific desired date are completed that day. Responsible for the quality assurance of the image including proper positioning, technique and network information prior to transmission to the PACS network. Maintains the general work environment, including imaging receptors, positioning aids, lead aprons and other radiation safety equipment in a clean, professional manner as directed by the supervisor and manufacturer. Work schedule: 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM (Monday through Friday). Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement Title: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized.
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