The incumbent's principal responsibilities are to perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) procedures for the patients of James A. Haley VA Healthcare System. Employees at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services. Position is an operator of the super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), a highly complex computerized imaging device which employs the use of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images. The incumbent may be cross-trained in special procedures to maximize utilization of personnel. The incumbent will also participate in on-call or standby to provide 24 hour, 7 day a week; will also participate in the departmental in-service program. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist, employee at this level is fully functional as an Advanced DRT and is able to carry out the assigned tasks independently. The team member will have a varying assignment including special and complex Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations and procedures within the Magnetic Resonance section, with and without the use of contrast materials, 100% of the time. The objective of these exams and procedures is to produce Magnetic Resonance Imaging and radiographic studies which are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by Radiologists to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions or lesions within the body so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be obtained. Duties include but are not limited to: Maintains the cleanliness of his/her assigned work area, maintains necessary supplies in the work area. Reports all shortages to the supervisor, as well as any equipment failure. In the absence of the supervisor, contacts Biomedical Engineering or the service vendor to arrange for service. Employee has a responsibility to recognize and exhibit good safety practices. Accepts duties/assignments outside of his/her normal workstation for purposes of receiving additional training, and to provide needed coverage as determined by his/her supervisor based on patient workload shift/changes and availability of personnel. Advises the Radiologist of those examinations which require immediate attention while the patient is still undergoing the examination. Assists the radiologist in the administration of contrast material agents. Practices sterile technique to prevent contamination. The incumbent accurately and routinely performs the associated DHCP and imaging network responsibilities that relate to a patient examination and the patient's record. Responsible for setting up and positioning patients, provides immobilization devices, selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis and operates the equipment. New equipment will be evaluated and new methods will be compared with existing methods. Interaction with physicians, scientists, physicists, computer programmers and manufacture's technical design engineers will be a normal occurrence of the daily duties of the operator, along with patient interactions. Checks all equipment and reports failures to the MRI supervisor. Programs technical factors by interrogating computer console and responding with inputs that will result in the required parameters as determined by the Radiologist and Physicist. Monitor the examination by checking computations, performances and results of the selected parameters, to obtain the best diagnostic computer data and images. The incumbent performs clinical analysis of data recorded by the computer and records the computer data on film, magnetic tape and printer plotter paper. The incumbent is responsible for the quality assurance of the image (positioning/label/technique/network information) prior to transmission to the PAC's network. The incumbent assists house staff in use of VistaRad system and can also digitize films for the network and/or transmission to offsite locations. Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule, One position is: PART TIME Weekends. Variable/rotation on-call and including holidays. Second position is Full time Please annotate in your resume if you are interested in part time or full time or both. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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