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This Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) position is located at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. This Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) performs computerized tomography of the head, neck spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with or without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment.
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.
Advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention.
Performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities.
Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT/angiography and other exams.
Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done as well as what hazards, if any, are possible.
May be required to perform diagnostic radiographic exams
Part-time 48 hours a ppd.
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 7pm with rotating on call responsibilities for off tours and holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of the United States.
CERTIFICATION: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination. (COPY OF CERTIFICATION REQUIRED)
EDUCATION: Completion of 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) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED)
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
GS-09 GRADE DETERMINATION: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade of Federal Service (GS-8) which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics related to the duties of this position. Specialized experience is defined as having specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. 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 request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which 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 for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician.
Must demonstrate the following technical KSAs:
KSA #1: Ability to balance the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures.
KSA #2: Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers.
KSA #3: Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure.
KSA #4: Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography.
KSA #5: Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions.
KSA #6: Knowledgeable in pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The employee works and functions in the medical center in a safe manner, including infection control and the correct operation of equipment.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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