The VA Northern California Health Care System is currently recruiting for a full time Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) position with Radiology Service located at the Mather Division. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Computed Tomography (CT). This specialty modality requires 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. The technologist 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 interest to the physician. Duties include but not limited to: Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Performs general radiographs of the head, neck, trunk and extremities, using CR and DR x-ray equipment. Assists the radiologist in performing GU and GI and IR exams, with the use of digital fluoroscopy. Operates C-arm equipment in the OR and Pain Management Clinic. Performs CT angiography; including run-offs and pulmonary embolus studies. Performs CT biopsies utilizing surgical sterile techniques. Works with the radiologist as a member of the radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT. Performs quality control on the CT scanner as required. Performs reconstructions of CT studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure. Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done as well as any adverse reactions, if any, are possible. Responsible for stocking and inventory of CT supplies and related materials. Performs irregular hour emergency scans on-call; when necessary. Continually reviews new developments in the field of computerized tomography. 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. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm with varying tour dependent on clinics needs Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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