MRI Technologist - Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Seattle, WA

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Global Health Care Group is looking for Technologists to provide services at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Washington; and Tacoma, Washington

Available Positions:
Diagnostic Radiology Technicians (X-Ray) .
Ultrasound Technologists.
MRI Technologists.
CT Technologists.

Places of Performance:
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

9600 Veterans Drive, Tacoma WA 98493

Work Schedule: The Diagnostic Radiology Technician(s) (DRT technologists, Ultrasound Technologists, MRI Technologists, CT Technologists) will be providing services to the Diagnostic Imaging Service at both the American Lake and Seattle campuses.The intent is to provide coverage during VA recruitment efforts, during times of high workload, or the absence of VA staff technicians.

Rotating shifts as needed or required, including national holidays.

Hours of shifts are typically:
Days: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Split: 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Evenings: 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 midnight

The VA may need to call in a contractor employee in between typical shifts or after typical shift hours. Contractor employees may be needed for a partial shift, e.g., to meet already scheduled appointments during a shift that has already begun.

No overtime pay, holiday pay, or on call pay is authorized.

Knowledge and/or experience to operate the following equipment (equipment subject to change over the life of this acquisition):

  • OEC-9400, 9600, 9800 C-ARM
  • AMX-4 Portable X-Ray Machines
  • Siemens Mobilett XP/XP ECO/XP Hybrid Mobile X-ray Units
  • G.E. Advantax Routine/Flouro Equipment
  • Fuji information Manager/Processing Units
  • Siemens Axiom Aristos
  • Siemens Axiom Artis
  • Siemens Luminos TF
Period of Performance: Services shall be provided for 12 months base period and may be extended annually up to 5 years, contingent upon acceptable performance and all necessary state reviews and approvals.

  • Receives patients by checking name, social security number or date of birth and explaining the procedures to be performed per the request.
  • Verifies that female patients are not pregnant.
  • Selects and sets technical factors using established criteria.
  • Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment as required.
  • Makes exposures necessary for the required procedures.
  • Takes films/images to daylight processor for processing.
  • Edits film/images for quality of images, positioning and appropriate ID.
  • Enters required data in to the Decentralized Hospital Computer System (DHCP).
  • Maintains records of patients treated, examinations performed, views, images taken and settings used.
  • Performs routine examinations of chest, joints, extremities, cholangiography, barium enemas, upper GI's IVP's and other complex examinations, under the technical or professional direction of a Radiologist when required during tour assigned.
  • Checks equipment for working conditions prior to contacting the physician or patient for exam. Notifies the physician and/or technical supervisor of any equipment problems.
  • Sets up x-ray room, assuring that sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters and other requirement equipment are present and laid out. Assures infection control standards are followed.
  • Greets patients arriving in the department and assist in scheduling appointments, verifying appointments, and/or answering the phone and providing general information as needed or requested.
  • Calls scheduled inpatients for examinations when appropriate equipment is available.
  • Provides portable x-rays thru-out the medical centers, notifying nearby staff/visitors of the need to protect them from possible scattering radiation.
  • Records the nature of, and circumstances surrounding unusual events occurring in the Diagnostic Imaging Service during the assigned tour and notifies the Radiologist "on-call" or the supervisory technologist.
  • Assures the cleanliness of the exam room and re-stocks supply cabinet at the end of the tour.
  • Assures the safety of patient while in his/her care and adheres to appropriate safe patient handling and movement.
  • Maintains courteous customer service skills towards patients, visitor and staff.
  • Notifies supervisory technologist of absence of coverage and if leaving the department or work area.
  • Remains on duty until relief of next tour arrives.
  • Reports for duty on time or calls to report absence/tardiness no later than one hour before the beginning of the tour scheduled.
  • When working without the benefit of a radiologist on duty, and an inappropriate exam request is generated, the contract technologist will contact the unit and/or the requesting physician to recommend a more appropriate exam request be generated. The same will be done for exams not provided by VAPSHCS Diagnostic Imaging Service. In either or both cases, the contract technologist will leave a written note for the supervisory technologist detailing the situation.
  • Serves as a member of an on-call team providing after hour services in response to emergencies when scheduled.

In addition to the specific responsibilities for all diagnostic radiology technicians, ultrasound technologists perform ultrasonography studies, record and process images from the Ultra Sound Unit, as well as preparing the processed media for interpretation by a VA Radiologist. Studies include: Abdomen - liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, abdominal aorta, vena cava and femoral arteries using bi-stable and Gray Scale techniques to evaluate these structures for size, abnormal contour, cysts, tumors and various pathological disorders; Retroperitoneum - kidneys, adrenal glands, nodes, and urinary bladder using bi-stable and Gray Scale real time techniques; Pelvis - urinary bladder, scrotum, prostate to be examined with Transrectal Transducer.

In addition to the specific responsibilities for all diagnostic radiology technicians, the CT technologist performs computerized tomography of the head, neck, spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with and without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment. The CT technologist schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate emergent patients who may need immediate surgery, etc. The CT technologist confers with the radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. CT technologist determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc. to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. CT technologist schedules patients for examinations, advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results and notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention.


In addition to the specific responsibilities for all diagnostic radiology technicians, the MRI technologist follows more difficult and complex protocols as prescribed by the MRI Radiologists. It is expected these assignments are unique and may require expert specialization in complex areas of MRI to include imaging of the head, neck, spine, abdomen, chest as well as upper and lower extremities. The MRI technologist operates the super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), a highly complex computerized imaging device which employs the use of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images, and follows more difficult and complex assignments. The MRI technologist has a responsibility to recognize and exhibit good safety practices; to comply with published and communicated safety procedures; to immediately report any observed safety infractions or unsafe working conditions.

Position Requirements/Qualifications

License: Must have a certification issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and additional certifications according to your specialization.

Certification: Must have a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Education : must have graduated from an accredited Radiology Technician school.

Experience: must have at least two (2) years of current work experience as a Radiology Technician.

Language Skills: Must speak English proficiently.

Citizenship: Must be a US citizen.

Background Check (The following investigative procedures may apply):

1) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Check

2) DOJ (Name Check)

3) FD - 258 (Fingerprint checks)

4) Law Enforcement Agency checks

Professional References: Minimum of two to three references regarding related work with contact information. Must provide names and phone numbers to be used by the government to verify actual experience.

Competitive Hourly Rate
Paid Weekly
Direct Deposit
View Your Paystubs Online.
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Group Health and Dental Insurance Benefits

HOW TO APPLY: You must apply online at the GLOBAL Careers Website.


Documentation to support education, license, training, and experience must be provided to support your stated qualifications.

You may upload copies of these documents online with your application, or you can send them to me by fax to 717-412-2100 or by email to .

Applying online at GLOBAL Careers Website is the easiest and fastest way to get your application submitted for open positions at GLOBAL.

All questions concerning this job opportunity should be sent to

Ana Rowling

Recruiting Manager

Global Healthcare Group, LLC.

2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Tel. 717-412-2100

Fax: 717-412-2100


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