The incumbent serves at Mather VA Health Care System (MVAHCS). In this position the incumbent will perform CT Imaging of the head, neck, spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with and without use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated. This grade requires that a minimum of 25% (10 hours) of workweek will be spent working in both the CT and Angio Cath Labs. Major Duties include but are not limited to the following: -Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize all of the radiographic equipment including the MRI/CT scanner times while maintaining a flexibility to allow for emergency cases. -Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams; -Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning; -Performs CT angiography; including run-offs and pulmonary embolus studies. -Performs CT biopsies utilizing surgical sterile techniques. -Receives and interprets request, or instructions for procedures; -Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies/techniques with emphasis on sterile technique; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and 'sharps'; proper attire; hand washing practices; and continuing education; -Works with the radiologist as a member of the radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam; -Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT. Improper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality and, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of the contrast material usage is possessed by those who prepare it; -Performs reconstructions of CT studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure; -Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients. -Properly identifies patient images; -Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases; -Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning; -Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning; -Performs CT biopsies utilizing surgical sterile techniques; -Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT; -Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients; -Properly identifies patient images; -Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done as well as any adverse reactions, if any, are possible; -Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT supplies and related materials; and -Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT supplies and related materials. Work Schedule: As needed by the Clinic, variable shifts.
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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