The James J. Peters VAMC is currently recruiting for one Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for the Mental Illness, Research Education Clinical Center (MIRECC). This is a temporary part time position not to exceed 1 year. Temporary appointments are renewable on a yearly basis pending supervisor concurrence and availability of funding. The MIRECC Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Operates equipment to perform routine and complex radiologic procedures to be performed in the service of clinical research studies. Receives and interprets request, or instructions for procedures. Edits and when necessary registers patients in the computerized Radiology Information System (RIS) as well as the work list management portion of the HIS-RIS interface. Understands the principals of the use of CR and PACS. Uses these electronic methods to complete procedures, assign accurate patient information to studies then electronically send images for interpretation. Coverage is provided as needed. The incumbent is expected to provide various tour coverage including evenings, weekends and holidays as needed. Identifies the patient and uses right and left markers so that mistaken identity does not occur. Responsible to explain exams to patients so that the patient understands what is being done. Obtains the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures. Responsible for cleanliness and stocking adequate levels of supplies in assigned areas. Incumbent must be professional, cooperative and be able to work with other employees. Participates in continuing education processes to maintain competencies and keep abreast of technological advances. Incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology as well as medical terminology to perform responsibilities and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in radiographic positioning. Responsible for the quality of radiographic exams performed to ensure a high level of acceptability of images while minimizing patient discomfort. Incumbent must attain and maintain BCLS (basic cardiac life support) certification from accredited society as per local policy. Incumbent must be well versed in all issues related to patient safety and site safety as well as following all regulations in the MR environment, which is unique, as per local policy. Incumbent must acquire maintain all mandatory TMS training including MR safety training. Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday 4:30pm-6:30pm & Saturdays 10am-2pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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