The close date on this announcement has been extended to: 08-30-2021. This position is located in the Radiology section at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System. As a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography), you will provide radiological technologist services primarily in the area of Computerized Tomography (CAT). This announcement is open to U.S. Citizens; Current permanent employees of the VA apply here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/604254600 Duties include the following: Performs computerized axial tomographic scanning using both cerebral and whole body techniques. Receives patients, explains procedures, positions patients and makes exposures necessary for the examination. Schedules patients for examinations. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and arranges priorities to accommodate requests . Performs difficult and complex computerized axial tomography of the head, abdomen, spine, chest, neck and other areas of interests determined by the physician. Insert IV needles for administration of contrast material when necessary. Maintains knowledge of physiology and cross sectional anatomy. Performs computer applications including operation of teletype keyboard input. Recognize scans which illustrate the lesion and develop them through control of contrast, density, etc., to optimize their clarity for diagnostic use. Enters specific patient data into a computer via the digital keyboard and retrieves patient information from the computer to complete the statistical input into the computer system. Confers with the radiologists to ensure radiation doses to the patients from CT exams are maintained at the safest minimum levels. Ensure all CT exam protocols are preprogrammed into the CT equipment and must reflect an overall dosage per exam. Prepares all CT requisitions to be reviewed by a radiologist for appropriateness prior to scanning a patient. Work Schedule: Monday and Friday 0800 am-1630 pm Sat/Sun Compressed work schedule 0600 am-1800 pm 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.
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