The VAMC Memphis has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 196,000 veterans living in a 53-county area of western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas
THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION – PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE IS FOR APPROXIMATELY SIX 6) MONTHS
Diagnostic radiologic technologists perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the 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. They prepare and administer contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations. All diagnostic radiologic technologists must be knowledgeable in Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). Duties include but are not limited to:
Performs radiographic examinations of the skull torso and extremities for routine physical examinations, and for diagnosis of illness or injuries to accident victims.
Check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines. Demonstrate knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed.
Performs radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating rooms providing diagnostic x-rays to the surgeons and professional staff on patients that are unable to be x-rayed in the Radiology Service due to incapacity or surgical procedures,, using portable x-ray units and mobile fluoroscopic units to achieve these exams. Upon request, operates the fluoroscopic unit in the cysto suite.
Practices radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patient, staff and self. This is achieved by the use of lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead-lined walls and collimation. The technicians to assure compliance to radiation safety regulations wear film badges.
Be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the medical center and participate in quality assurance activities as directed.
Properly identifies the patient and the image. Uses left and right markers. This is essential so that mistaken identity does not occur. The technician must be certain that the patient ID band and the request are identical.
Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that the patient understands what is to be done as well as what hazards, if any, are possible. May be required by procedure or patient's condition to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Associates Degree or Certificate in a diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required
Two (2) years of related experience
Must be familiar with portable X-Ray machines and C-Arms.
Must possess knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizes unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest
Must possess current BLS issued by the American Heart Association
Must be computer literate and proficient with MS Office products
Ability to speak, understand, read and write English fluently
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