Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department of Veterans Affairs - Cleveland, OH

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):
842108 (Please include on all documents)

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, OH has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

Occupational physical may be required.

English language proficiency.

DUTIES:
The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist will function in Radiology Service under the direction of the Radiology Supervisor. This is a part time, day shift position; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Holiday and weekend coverage may be required and shifts may change per the needs of the service. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist duties include:

Receiving patients and explaining the entire procedure, positions the patient, selects and sets up radiographic equipment for correct MAS, KV and time.

Setting up and adjusting necessary radiographic equipment required and making scout films and final exposures necessary for the requested procedures.· Performing radiographs examination of all kinds in the operating room.

Performing radiographic examination using computed Radiology (CR) or digital Radiography (DR Systems.

Setting up the radiographic rooms, making sure the required sterile supplies, catheters, contrast materials or other required equipment are on hand and readily available.

Assisting Radiologist with fluoroscopy procedures such as air contrast studies of the gastrointestinal system, cholangiograms, genitourogram and tomograms.

Preparing and administering contrast media orally or by enema under close control or observation of a radiologist.

Monitoring vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required by the patient's condition and notify radiologist of significant changes.

Protecting patients, co-workers and visitors from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.

Instructing 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.

Inputting data correctly into computer to assure proper registration patient data and accuracy of workload statistics.

Maintaining pertinent records of technical factors used, patients examined, views taken and examination performed.

Assessing laboratory values via Vista (Bun, Creatine, etc.) and taking a thorough patient history pertaining to contrast injection and subsequently monitoring the patient for any contrast reaction.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
You must have completed 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), as well as a certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology.

When describing your experience please include your title, duties performed, and dates of employment. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.

If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be reviewed to determine your qualifications. Please be sure your resume and supporting documentation clearly reflect your expertise related to the following competencies:

Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure.

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.

Knowledge of anatomy and positioning.

Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed.

Knowledge of all patient safety procedures.

Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines.

Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment.

Ability to learn basic computer functions.

Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques, appropriate beam limitation to anatomical area, and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures.

BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at

http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/index.asp

.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is utilized by our agency as part of our selection process. Please consult the PBI website at

www.va.gov/pbi

for further information.

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...