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 If you ARE NOT a federal employee, apply under Announcement CBST-11227448-21-DW. DRTs at this level may have varying assignments including special and complex radiographic procedures. Regardless of the nature of the specific assignment, the work must be of sufficient scope and complexity to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at this level. Duties include: Performs a variety of complex radiographic exams to include CT's of head, neck, abdomen, extremities, and interventional radiography exams. Performs computerized digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and conventional angiography of cerebral, visceral, and peripheral artery systems. Prepares all equipment and supplies necessary to perform angioplasty, embolization, and interventional procedures. Operates arterial and cardiac ECG monitors used on patients. Independently sets up digital computer parameters to maximize the resolution of the part to be examined. Operates power injector and sets injector rates. Operates a multi-slice spiral Computed Tomography Scanner for the purpose of obtaining quality patient images for diagnostic interpretation. Coordinates daily schedule and consult with other medical center physicians, clinical, administrative, and clerical personnel of next day and future day's availability for patient examinations. Schedules, receives patients to include verbal interview for demographic accuracy and patient education prior to procedure, ensuring patient's comfort and relaxation. Positions the patient within the CT Systems, monitors patient during all phases of appropriate examination(s) and removes patient from the respected system(s) upon completion of the data and/or imaging acquisition(s). Performs quality control (QC)on the CT scanner as required. Identifies problems with QC and initiates process of correction before patient use. Records contrast warmer temperature daily. Checks crash cart at beginning of shift. Administers contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist(s). Registers patient and procedure(s) in the VISTA System, Radiology Package, and enters case number to case edit the patient's file and indicate that the procedure has been completed. Performs technical and general operation and maintenance of the computer, disk drives, console, imaging devices, etc. Establishes and monitors quality control programs for these sections and maintains operations logs, service and maintenance reports. Maintains inventory of supplies. Initiates procedures to replenish stock and receive stock items/supplies. Work Schedule: Time slot A-Monday-Friday 11:00pm-7:30am; Time slot B- Friday 7:00am-3:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm, Monday 7:00am-3:30pm; Time slot C- Friday 7:00pm-3:30am, Saturday and Sunday 7:00pm-7:00am, Monday 7:00pm-3:30am Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (Computed Tomography)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Brandilyn.Wasson@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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