The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for an Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT). The DRT will function in Radiology Service. Incumbent receives patients and explains the entire procedure, positions the patient, selects and sets up radiographic equipment for correct MAS, KV and time. Sets up and adjusts necessary radiographic equipment required and makes scout films and final exposures necessary for the requested procedures. Additional duties includes but are not limited to the following: Performs radiographs examination of all kinds in the operating room. Performs radiographic examination using computed Radiology (CR) or digital Radiography (DR Systems. Sets up the radiographic rooms, making sure the required sterile supplies, catheters, contrast materials or other required equipment are on hand and readily available. Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopy procedures such as air contrast studies of the gastrointestinal system, cholangiograms, genitourogram and tomograms. Must have proficient knowledge of the wide array of fluoroscopic contrast material i.e., barium, ionic and non ionic injectable contrast, water-soluble contrast for preparation and usage during procedures. Prepare and administers contrast media orally or by enema under close control or observation of a radiologist. Monitors vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required by the patient's condition and notify radiologist of significant changes. Monitors vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required by the patient's condition and notify radiologist of significant changes. Protects patients, co-workers and visitors from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. Instructs students in all aspects of their profession, including radiologic and surgical procedures, may perform competency examinations and student evaluations with regard to the clinical experience. Inputs data correctly into computer to assure proper registration patient data and accuracy of workload statistics. Maintains pertinent records of technical factors used, patients examined, views taken and examination performed. Assesses laboratory values via Vista (Bun, Creatine, etc.) and takes a thorough patient history pertaining to contrast injection. Subsequently monitors the patient for any contrast reaction. Perform other duties as assigned by Diagnostic Supervisor or Chief, Radiology Service. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday from 4:00p to 12:00a (May work some weekends) Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 600289900
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