Diagnostic Radiology Technologist/(Ultra-Sound)-Internal
Operates independently and without direct supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all sonographic and diagnostic radiology examinations. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated. Schedules patients for examinations. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patients scheduled to accommodate them.
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Advise the Staff Radiologist or referring physician of significant abnormalities that would require their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination.
Perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen, neck, chest and extremities, retroperitoneal space for acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient disorders.
Participate in the training of physicians, students and radiology technicians so that these individuals may acquire an understanding of the principles of ultrasound and how it relates to other diagnostic exams.
Make multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to insure accurate results. Based on Radiologic findings, determines necessary ultra-sonic procedures to yield definitive diagnostic findings.
Review new development in the field and recommends to supervisor those that would improve the operation of the section.
Perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers.
Responsible for the quality and quantity of radiographic exams performed to assure an elevated level of acceptability of radiographs while minimizing patient dosage.
Stay abreast of technological advances in the field of Radiology and incorporates these advances and incorporates these advances into in-service educational programs for the nursing and physician staff.
Responsible for explaining exams to competent patients in terms the patient will comprehend, as well as understanding potential hazards that may occur because of the exam.
Receive and interpret radiology requests.
Properly identify the patient and the images.
Practice radiation safety to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self.
Able to vary tests or treatment procedures as needed to compensate for patient's individual medical conditions and body habits.
Interview patient and obtain pertinent medical history and precise medication dosage, as it pertains to the ordered procedure.
Perform radiographic in the operating rooms providing diagnostic x-rays to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed tin the Radiology Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures.
Responsible for cleanliness and stocking adequate levels of supplies in assigned areas.
Monday to Friday 8:00a.m to 4:30 p.m
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This is a bargaining unit position.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Diagnostic Related Technologists And Technicians
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
* United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
-Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology.
n-in Diagnostic Ultra-Sound Certification- highly preferred.
: Diagnostic Radiology Technologist GS-9
At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-8)
level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Note:
The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*)
Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
VA Handbook 5005/77 Part II Appendix GS-25, dated June 26, 2014 Diagnostic Radiology Technologist.
The full performance level of this vacancy is
* GS-9 . The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of *
GS-9 Step 1
to GS-9 Step 10.
The Diagnostic Radiology/Ultra-Sound Technician position will require moderate lifting (15-44) pounds, light lifting under (15 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), light carrying (under 15 pounds), pushing, pulling, walking (8 hours), standing (8 hours), repeated bending (5 hours).
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Drug test required
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VA TX Valley Coastal Bend HCS
2701 S 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/30/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$50,598 to $65,778 per year