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 position is located in the Diagnostics & Therapeutics (D&T) Service Line at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York. This position functions as a diagnostic radiologic technologist for the Radiology Department. Provides diagnostic radiologic services, including x-ray radiology and computerized tomography (CT). Operates independently and without direct supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all diagnostic radiology examinations with and without the use of contrast material. Perform technical work in support of diagnostic radiology under the direction of a physician. Incumbent operates general X-ray radiology and CT scan equipment and assists radiologists and surgeons in fluoroscopic procedures as part of the diagnostic and or treatment plan for patients. Performs computerized tomography (CT), and radiographic examinations of the head, neck spine, chest, body and extremities. These exams are performed with and without use of contrast materials. Supports radiologist or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Schedules exams when needed to optimize use of all of the radiographic equipment including CT scanner while maintaining flexibility to allow for emergency cases. Receives and interprets requests or instructions for procedures from radiologist or medical officers. Independently carries out the requests made by physicians, recording and utilizing appropriate CPT codes for exams. Understands and carries out the requests made by physicians and only rarely seeks assistance of a higher graded technologist when a unique or new procedure is required. Performs as technologist in charge on less demanding shifts or when functioning outside the department with mobile units in the ED, ICU, OR or at bedside. Receives assignments for a variety of difficult examinations including care of trauma cases, critically ill patients, isolation patients and other emotionally and physically impaired individuals. Performs all required information support tasks including exam registration, tracking, etc. Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients. This includes the completion of checklist and contrast / radiology notes in the CPRS package. Secures the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures. Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate. Prepares exam rooms with sterile supplies, local anesthetics and any supplies required for given exams. Knowledgeable and proficient in sterile techniques, isolation and reverse isolation procedures. Proficient in venipuncture procedures to obtain IV access for administration of contrast materials. Operates computerized radiography as well as conventional Radiology equipment. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full time; Day tour; evenings, nights, weekends and holidays may be required as needed. Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT)/PD000000 and PD21V90A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized EDRP Authorized: Contact Christine McMahon at Christine.McMahon2@va.gov, the EDRP Coordinator for questions/assistance. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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