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 Employees at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in Diagnostic Radiology in areas of radiologic technology, computed tomography (CT) and/or general radiologic technology services. Some duties include, but are not limited to: Receive requests or instruction for procedures. Interpret requests or instruction from radiologist, lead technologist, or medical officers. Employee understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is required. Patient identification is obtained using two patient identifiers. Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate. Independently explains procedures and positions patients for very difficult procedures. Administers contrast materials orally, by enema, and intravenously for some procedures. Operate computerized radiography as well as conventional radiology equipment, as well CT equipment. Determines technical factors (i.e., calculates the correct exposure factors of time, distance, kilovoltage, and milliamperage), sets controls and operates equipment ensuring that the portion of the body specified receives the correct calculated exposure. Select and set technical factors for very difficult radiographic examinations. Set up and adjusts accessory equipment required and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures. Uses power injector for contrast enhanced CT procedures. Performs procedures such as urethrograms and G.I. procedures and sets up the X-ray room. Assures that sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contrast materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present and laid out. Schedules patients for examinations. Register patients for examinations and updates status as necessary. Review new developments in the field and recommends to the head of the unit adoption of those which would improve the operations of the radiology section. Independently makes routine radiographic examinations of head, trunk, and extremities for diagnosis of illness or injuries. Uses DR equipment and maintains supplies, and cleans equipment and area after use. Performs routine QC and equipment calibration and recognizes and reports malfunctioning equipment to ensure repair. Cleans, makes minor repairs and adjustments to X-ray equipment and accessories Reviews CT/DR images and transfers images to PACS. captures images via DR and CT, applies an algorithm, configures the image and verifies patient information before transmitting them to the picture archive system. Image manipulation and transmission is critical in computerized tomography. Lost data can only be recaptured by repeating the (scan). Transfer patients from stretcher or wheelchair to radiographic table. Prepare room, equipment and material needed for patient procedures. Follow prescribed protocols required to perform procedures. All other duties as assigned, pertaining to this occupation, to meet the needs of the Agency, Department, Facility, and/or Service. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday; 8:00AM to 4:30PM Telework Eligible: Not eligible for Telework Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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