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The incumbent performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations on all body regions, including complex procedures with multiplanar reformations, 3-dimensional reconstructions, dynamic contrast imaging, body MRI, and MRI angiography, as well as, general diagnostic radiography to include, diagnostic x-rays of all body regions, bone-length examinations, bone surveys, general fluoroscopic examinations, both in an outpatient clinic setting and in the operating room environment (C-Arm). *** Bargaining Position *** Join the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (VATVCBHCS) as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) and Radiography (R). You will perform magnetic resonance imaging of the head, neck, spine, chest and body with and without the use of contrast materials. Work with the Radiologist as a member of the radiographic team, and anticipate the needs of the Radiologist and the performance of the exam. You will ensure that adequate quantities of MRI supplies are available to meet workload demands. Assure that MRI scan rooms are stocked with necessary supplies at all times with special attention to emergent equipment and supplies. You will also perform digital radiography examinations of head, neck, spine, chest and body. Receive patients and explain examinations to be performed, ensuring patients are properly attired and prepared before positioning them for requested examination. Other duties include: Practice MRI safety in order to avoid incidents to patients, staff and self. Prepare and administer contrast materials. These contrast materials are used in the exams performed in MRI area and the technologist must know the effects and reactions to the contrast. Perform image reconstructions on advanced workstations as directed by the radiologist or as part of a given study. Maintain proficiency on reconstruction techniques. Responsible for thoroughly screening patients for contraindicated devices, medical conditions, or any other applicable hazard prior to entering the MRI environment. Always identifies patient images using left and right markers, or any other applicable positioning indicator depending on the examination. Perform dual-energy axial absorptiometry (DEXA) as ordered by primary or specialty care providers for the evaluation of degenerative osteoporotic disease. Perform general fluoroscopic examinations of multiple body regions, including but not limited to, barium swallow, esophagram, upper GI, small bowel series, cystogram, VCUG, barium enema, myelograms, etc. Perform fluoroscopic examinations with the use of a C-Arm in an operating room setting, including pain management procedures, implantable device image guidance, ORIF, and general abdominal surgery. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.) Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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