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 NOTE: These vacancies are advertised under job announcement numbers CBTA-11072811-21-CL and CBTA-11072812-21-CL. Applicants not employed under a permanent appointment with a Federal agency should apply for consideration under CBTA-11072812-21-CL. As a dual-modality Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Staff/Computed Tomography), you will independently perform diagnostic radiography and computed tomography (CT) procedures in order to achieve proper diagnosis and treatment, evaluate the nature of critical and emergency procedures, and rearrange patient schedules to accommodate these procedures. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Perform diagnostic radiography examinations of head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, spine, and extremities with and/or without the use of IV or oral contrast materials. 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. calculate 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 and adjust accessary equipment required and make exposures necessary for requested procedures. Set up the x-ray room, assure sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contrast materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present. Properly identify patient images. Ensure that the patient's identification band and the request are identical. Confirm patient identity by two identifiers (i.e., full name, full social security number and/or date of birth). Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology including location, appearance, and functioning of the major and minor systems and changes to organs caused by common diseases. Perform CT examinations of head, chest, abdomen, spine, pelvis, and extremities with and/or without the use of IV or oral contrast materials. Perform CT angiography of head, neck, chest abdomen, pelvis, and extremities with IV contrast utilizing pressure injector. Prepare IV contrast materials for CT exams, understand contraindications for IV contrast (i.e. lab values and medications), monitor patient after IV injection, and respond appropriately to contrast reaction. Perform CT reconstructions when requested or when part of a standard protocol. Operate 3D workstation to obtain 3D reformats. Receive requests or instructions for procedures from the Radiologist or medical officers. Independently explain procedures and positions to patients for difficult procedures. Administer contrast materials orally, rectally, or intravenously. Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT related materials. Operate radiology equipment including pressure injectors and patient monitors. Work Schedules: Positions are subject to on-call, rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays in order to meet clinical needs. EVENING SHIFT: 4:00 pm - Midnight NIGHT SHIFT: Midnight - 8:00 am WEEKEND SHIFT: Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, and two 8 hour shifts during the week Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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