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 This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2021. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be January 05, 2022, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st of each month. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy, and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages; biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. Additionally reconstruct all CT scans for 3D Imaging, Volume Rendering, Sagital Con-al, Axial and Maximum Intense Projection (MIP) Imagery. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter -relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor and Picture Achieving System(PACS), and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician. Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for en1ergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc. Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard examines. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Schedules patients for examinations and advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Additionally, the technologist notifies the physician of scans requiring their immediate attention. Performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities. These angiographic studies include renal, hepatic, mesenteric, aortic, femoral, etc. The exams involve the use of highly sophisticated x -ray equipment such as computerized fluoroscopy, pressure injectors, patient monitors, etc. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic or therapeutic studies of the vascular systems. Implements radiation safety practices that exceed or meet national standards. Exercisers the ALARA (As Low AS Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation reduction with every patient and. every exam. Performs exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques. This requires "scrub-in technique, II preparation of surgical trays, preparation of contrast, supplying of catheters and guide wires, sterile assurance of the patient and equipment that may come in contact with the sterile field with the purpose of assuring that all preventive measures have been taken to prevent contamination of the patient. This is done to minimize hazards associated with invasive procedures and involves the use of sterile. packs, gloves, syringes, guide wires, catheters, cleanup trays, etc., after exam is completed. Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies/techniques with emphasis on sterile technique; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and 'sharps'; proper attire; hand washing practices; and continuing education Works with the radiologist as a member of the surgical/radiography team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert for the patient's condition, sterile. field, catheter and guide wire sizes and configurations. The alertness of the individual is essential to prevent contamination, recognize patient reactions, anticipate technique factor difficulties, The incumbent will also participate in on-call or standby to provide 24 hour, 7 day a week;. Requires the technologist be available within 30 minutes from receipt of a call back during off hours, so that proper and effective emergency care can be given to the patient. May be required to perform diagnostic radiographic examinations Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm with an 8 hour shift with rotating calls. Once completely staffed tour of duty could change to meet 24 hours and 7 day a week operational needs. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist-CT, GS-647-9/ FS #50127A EDRP Authorized: Contact Liz Licea at email@example.com, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Relocation Incentive: Authorized
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