The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) at the GS-9 performs in the role of a multimodality technologist with a substantially full range of duties in DEXA scans, general radiology and computed tomography. He/she must have the ability to reconcile unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues. Must be able to prioritize, and triage all imaging request in the Computerized Tomography Section and general radiology section of the Imaging Department. 1. The DRT (CT) primary responsibility is to perform radiographic duties in the Computed Tomography (CT) specialty modality. 2. This specialty requires knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multiple-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. 3. 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 requests accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques that 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 from diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician. 4. At this level, the incumbent performs all of the advanced CT procedures including complex patient examinations with little physician supervision. 5. The technologist performs veno-puncture for venous access for iodinated contrast exam. In addition to performing computed tomography procedures, the incumbent will perform general radiologic technology (R) procedures and examinations under the direction of radiologist, other medical officers. 6. The incumbent may be called upon to assist in performing procedures in other specialty modalities. The purpose of these examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body. 7. They prepare and administer contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations. 8. The incumbent must be knowledgeable in Computerized Radiography (CR) readers, CDROMS, and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). 9. Scheduling exams to ensure maximum usage of equipment and ensures ability to accommodate emergencies exams, practices radiation safety, maintains files and records, properly identifies patient images. In addition, must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient, performs X-ray, fluoroscopic studies, pain blocks, biopsies, DEXA scanning and CT duties as needed. 10. The CT technologist works multiple modalities simultaneously on off tours. The incumbent assists in stocking and inventory control for the section. 11. The incumbent confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. 12. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. 13. The DRT (CT) advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results and notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention. 14. Performs other related duties as assigned Work Schedule: Midnight-1200pm Saturday and Sunday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Internal Number: 598619200
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