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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computed Tomography-CT)

Posted: Aug 28, 2017 James J. Peters VA Medical Center
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Facility: James J. Peters VA Medical Center
Location: Bronx, New York
USA
Degree: AS
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Perm/Temp: Perm
Workload: Full Time
Supervisory Exp.: No
Certifications: Gen. Rad Tech (ARRT), Adv. (ARRT) (Computed Tomography (CT)
Position Type:
  • Govt. Facility
Skills:
  • General X-Ray / Radiography
  • Computed Tomography
Date Posted: 08/28/2017
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Contact Name: Human Resources
Company: James J. Peters VA Medical Center
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Fax: 718-741-4598
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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 a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) to work in our Imaging Department. Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

The incumbent serves as a full time 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 DRT Performs all routine, special and complex radiographic procedures. 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.
  • 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 competent 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 required

Basic Requirements:

  1. Experience or 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, evidence by a certificate or an associates degree (transcripts required), accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in radiology.
  2. Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (Radiology). 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. Physical Requirements. Moderate lifting and carrying. Straight puling. Walking, standing and repeat bending.
  4. English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

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.

Tour of Duty: Sunday through Thursday: 12 midnight to 8 a.m. Will include rotating holidays.

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.

This position does not require the filing of a financial disclosure report.

Interested candidates may forward resume to the address, email, or fax number listed below:

James J. Peters VA Medical Center

Human Resources/05

130 West Kingsbridge Road

Bronx, New York 10468

Attention: Joe Wittmann, Human Resources

Fax# [Click to Show Phone] / Email: joseph.wittmann@va.gov

EOE, English Proficiency and U.S. Citizenship required