The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is seeking an Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Cardiovascular-Interventional/CT Technologist) in the Radiology Service. The technician independently performs standard/complex examinations and also collaborates on surgical and research procedures under supervision of licensed independent practitioner. Duties include but not limited to: Receives patients, explains methods of procedures, position patient and makes exposures necessary for the requested examination. Independently makes standard examinations. Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations, determines technical factors and properly positions patients. Schedules patients for examinations. Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate them. The incumbent will independently operate Diagnostic Imaging equipment. The incumbent will help to develop new techniques, define optimal protocols, and devise alternative ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Perform examinations on patients according to protocols and parameters set forth by department or procedures by a radiologist. The incumbent performs a wide variety of complex radiologic examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Positions patients, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment and makes exposures based on request of physician or other specialists. Performs routine x-ray examinations of all areas of the body to include skull, spines, abdomen, and all extremities with minimal discomfort to the patient. Explains the radiographic procedure to allay fears and obtain maximum cooperation from the patient. The incumbent follows mandated HIPPA guidelines. Follows guidelines for properly registering and editing examinations. Properly retrieves and utilizes data from DHCP Network (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IP Network) and properly identifies images. Enters correct data on the imaging request, in the computers and in the CR/DR system. Properly enters patients accession number in the CR/DR terminal to ensure proper transfer of case to PAC's system. Enters pertinent patient refusals, order cancellations or any complications. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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