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 incumbent is assigned to the diagnostic modalities of the Radiology Service. He/she perform routine general diagnostic studies using general radiographic, fluoroscopic, and or digital imaging equipment producing ionizing radiation. Incumbent technologist practices ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) protocol in applying radiographic techniques. Patients are positioned utilizing optimal patient safety guidelines. Studies are processed electronically utilizing computerized (CR) or digital (DR) image reader. Images are checked for correctness, quality and then sent to the Picture Archive Communications System (PACS) for interpretation by the radiologist. The incumbent works as a member of the Radiology team to perform the following functions and studies (not limited to): 1. Position patient within the examining unit, monitor patient during all phases of the examination, and remove patient from the influence of the magnetic field upon completion of the data acquisition. 2. Coordinate with radiologist to determine the most ideal parameters to pulse the magnet for each individualized patient examination. All pre-programmed protocols should be utilized on each procedure prior to obtaining additional views. 3. Program technical factors by interrogating computer console and responding with inputs that will result in the parameters of pulse form, pulse sequence, slice profile, etc. as was determined in step two above. 4. Monitor the examination by checking computations, performances and results of the selected parameters to obtain the best diagnostic computer-generated data and images. 5. Perform clinical analysis of data recorded by the computer. 6. Record computer data on film, magnetic tape, laser disc, and plotter paper as needed. Collect, collate and combine images with patient data and prepare for physician evaluation. 7. Perform technical operation and general technical maintenance of the computer, disc drives, console, imaging devices, etc. Maintain a clean and neat work area. 8. Assist manufacturer representative and biomedical engineers in the calibration and troubleshooting of malfunctions in all equipment associated with the units. 9. Establish and monitor quality control programs. 10. Maintain operations log, maintenance and service reports. 11. Maintain files on patient, computer data, and technical parameters of each examination. 12. Coordinate daily schedule and consult with other hospital physicians, clinical and administrative personnel pertaining to next day and future day's availability for patient examinations. 13. Perform or monitor safety checks on patients, employees and visitors to comply with FDA safety standards. 14. Assist in preparation of procedure manuals and assist in devising and modifying procedures as necessary. 15. Assist physicians and other employees in the development and execution of research protocols and maintaining the records as necessary to validate the research project or funding grant. 16. Assist and develop training programs for new technologists, physicians in training, and general clinical employees. 17. Participate in lectures and demonstrations relating to the technical and clinical operation of the facility. 18. Performs routine radiological functions, if necessary, to accommodate patient needs. 19. Maintain inventory of lab, medical, and computer supplies and initiate procedures to replenish stock and to receive supplies. 20. When administering IV contrast, the incumbent uses established guidelines outlined in the health care system policy. 21. Scanning of Patient Examination Documents. Work Schedule: Friday-Tuesday (Tour rotations, Weekend & Holidays) Incumbent is responsible for providing on call coverage as required for the facility based upon patient care needs. Incumbent is flexible and may change tour of duty to meet Radiology Service patient care needs. Tours of duty may be changed with advanced notice. Compressed/Flexible: No Virtual: This is not a virtual position. No Functional Statement #: PD21T34A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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