PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO ENSURE YOU SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS. This Job Opportunity Announcement will be used to fill a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, GS-0647-09 position in Radiology Service at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Health Care System. This is an open continuous announcement and will remain open until filled. The first review will be in two weeks then bi-weekly thereafter. Employee operates as an advanced DRT technologist, specializing over 25% in Computerized Tomography (CT) and General Radiology. Independently performs standard general imaging and complex CT examinations including non-standard and advance protocols such as emergency and inpatients, befitting a Level II Complexity Medical Center. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures, and rearranges patients scheduled to accommodate them. Interaction with physicians, nurses, BioMedical Engineers, computer programmers, manufacturers technical design engineers, and other service personnel will be normal occurrence of the daily duties of the operator. The employee will be involved with difficult and intricate techniques (current or new), defining optimal protocols and devising alternate ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Advise radiologists or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing the respective CT examinations. Performs CT/General Radiography/Fluoroscopy examinations, for example, of the brain, face, larynx, nasopharynx, head, orbits, neck, paranasal sinus, parotid glands, tongue and orpharynx, TMJ, chest, abdomen (adrenal, kidney, liver, pancreas), pelvis (bladder, prostate, scrotum), and extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, and foot/ankle) for the purpose of acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders using standard and non-standard protocols. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Perform emergent exams from the Emergency Department and anesthesia/high risk patient exams including inpatients. Coordinate with the Anesthesia clinic to ensure sensitive cases are properly performed. In addition to routine CT examinations, the technologist shall be able to perform specialized, complex CT procedures including, CTA neck or head, pulmonary embolism (PE), and aorta study for dissection. Assists the radiologist in the performance of biopsies and catheter placements for the purpose of diagnostic treatment, requiring the use of surgical sterile techniques, syringes, needles, contrast, etc. Program technical factors by interrogating or calibrating computer console and responding to differing body habitus and medical condition with appropriate inputs for optimum study acquisition. Assist in preparation of procedure manuals and in devising and/or modifying procedures as necessary in accordance with ACR standard or other directives. Monitors special equipment such as monitors, pulse oximeter, ECG, infusion pumps, oxygen equipment, and respirators. Sets up and prepares sterile surgical fields and helps prep patients such as arthrogram procedures and CT biopsies. Demonstrate the ability to perform quality post-procedure reformats and send them to PACS when necessary, making multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to include peripheral equipment and protocols such as 3D reconstruction to ensure accurate results. Prepares the CT for daily operation, brings system up, checks all self-calibrating parameters. Cleans and prepares equipment surfaces in accordance with established infection control guidelines. Performs routine archiving status; checks and deletes data according to establish guidelines. Assist manufacturer representative and biomedical engineers in the calibration and troubleshooting of malfunctions in all equipment associated with the or CT systems. Register during check-in and properly edit exams upon completion work for appropriate workload capture and credit. Assist physicians and other employees in the development and execution of protocols and maintaining the records as necessary to validate the research project of funding grant. Work Schedule: Variable shifts to include days, evenings, weekends & holidays. Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist - Computed Tomography/PD000000 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.