Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI)

Employees at this level who are not leads or supervisors may be assigned varying duties related to diagnostic imaging.
Employees are trained to work in one or more difficult and complex modalities performing procedures related to those modalities as well as providing general diagnostic procedures in a therapeutic setting.
At this grade level, it is expected that such assignments be unique, perhaps with expert specialization in complex areas of radiologic technology.
This position is located in the Radiology/MRI service at the VA Connecticut Health Care Systems at the West Haven campus.
The 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.
He/she also operates one or more of the following:
the Computed Tomography(CT), Digital Subtraction Angiography(DSA), and Diagnostic Ultrasound machines (US).
The duties may include, but are not limited:
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.
Incumbent has a responsibility to recognize and exhibit good safety practices; to comply with published and communicated safety procedures; to immediately report observed safety infractions and unsafe working conditions; and to report in a timely fashio work related illnesses and injuries.
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 attention while the patient is still undergoing the examination.
Assists the Radiologist in the administration of contrast material agents.
The incumbent practices sterile techniques to prevent contamination.
The incumbent practices sterile technique to prevent contamination.
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 existings methods.
Interaction with physicians, scientists, physicist, computer programmers and manufacture's technical design engineers will be a normal occurrence of the daily duties of the operator, along with patient interactions.
Work Schedule:
Every other Saturday 7:
30 am-4:
00 pmFunctional Statement Title/#:
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist(MRI)/Functional Statement Relocation:
Relocation Incentives Are Not Authorized.

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