This Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT), Computed Tomography (CT), position is assigned to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Imaging Service; Computed Tomography section within the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. The Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT), Computed Tomography Technologist, employee at this level is fully functional as an Advanced DRT and can carry out the assigned tasks independently. The team member will have a varying assignment including special and complex Computed Tomography, examinations and procedures within the Computed Tomography section, with and without the use of contrast materials, 100% of the time. 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, or on film, 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 interest to the physician. Duties include but are not limited to: Accurately operates a wide variety of imaging equipment to obtain examinations of acceptable quality, utilizing the least amount of radiation to obtain quality imaging for diagnosis and localization purposes. Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist that are used in CT, to include CT Angiography and other exams. Performs all aspects of CT imaging to include; Head, Neck, Chest, Abdomen, pelvis Extremities, 3D Reconstructions of CT, Multi-planar Reformats CT and Angiographic studies when requested and/or when part of a standard procedure. performs ill aspects of CT Interventional Radiography, including Biopsies, RF Ablations, Abscess drainages, cyst aspirations, etc. Performs and completes imaging studies within the established guidelines for stat, pre-op, urgent and routine exams. Receives and interprets all radiology requests for accuracy, appropriateness; date desired and maintains a thorough knowledge of the ordering process in CPRS. Maintains electronic records and files of exams performed on patients. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, rotating day shifts and on-call and holidays: 6:30a-3:00p; 7:00a- 3:30p; 7:30a-4:00p; 8:00a-4:30p; 8:30p-5:00p; 9:00a-5:30p Compressed/Flexible: Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiologic Tech (CT)/PD20180F Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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