Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Computed Tomography (CT)
The James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York is a modern tertiary care Facility affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Hospital for Special Surgery. We have a completely computerized record keeping system for all medical notes and encourage teamwork and foster initiative and professional development. Seeking Advance Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists (DRT) to work in our Imaging Department. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
The incumbent serves as a full time Advanced Diagnostic Radiology Technologist for Imaging Service at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. In this position the incumbent will perform routine to moderately complex radiographic examination procedures used for medical diagnosis. Duties:
- The Advance DRT performs all routine, special and complex radiographic procedures (CT). These exams are achieved using diagnostic digital X-Ray equipment such as: DR Radiographic, DR Fluoroscopic, and DR Chest Radiographic units.
- Operates equipment for the purpose of providing radiographic examinations for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
- These examinations are performed with or without enteric contrast material.
- To understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs.
- Receives and interprets request, or instructions for procedures.
- Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams of the upper and lower GI tract.
- Identifies the patient and the image. Uses right and left 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.
- Obtains the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures
- Responsible to explain exams to patients so that the patient understands what is to be done.
- 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 upon request, operates the digital fluoro unit in the Operating Room.
- 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.
Note: Experience in CT is requiredBasic Requirements:(1) Citizenship.
Citizen of the United States (2) 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. (3) 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. (4) Credentialing Standards.
Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field. (5) Physical Requirements.
See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. (6) English Language Proficiency
. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Tour of Duty:
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 4:30pm. To include rotating work schedules; holidays and weekends.EDRP Statement:
Selected Applicant may be eligible to apply for an award up to the maximum limitation under the provisions of the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP). Please note that EDRP is contingent upon the availability of funding and is not guaranteed. Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Drug Testing Statement: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Financial Disclosure Statement:
This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report.
Interested applicants must complete VA Form 10-2850c Application Associated Health Occupations. http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf, transcripts, certification and a detailed resume and send the information to the below address or email:
James J. Peters VA Medical Center
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, New York 10468
Attention: Joe Wittmann, Human Resources