**************** TEMPORARY POSITION NOT TO EXCEED 3 YEARS ******************** The incumbent will perform breast imaging and diagnostic radiology procedures under the direction of a radiologist with minimal technical supervision. The technologist will be located in North Las Vegas VA Hospital. However, the technologist may be assigned in outlying clinics such as the East and/or North Clinic. The duties and responsibilities of the Diagnostic Radiology Medical Technologist include but are not limited to the following: Performs technical work in support of mammography and diagnostic radiology under the direction of a Radiologist. Operates computerized imaging equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients Adheres to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) compliance and licensing standards for mammography. Receives requests or instructions for the performance of mammography and routine x-ray examinations to include fluoroscopy and bone density. Communicate and correspond with patients as needed for follow-up examination. Employee understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is required. Independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physicians. Only minimal supervision from a radiologist or a supervisory technologist is required in most instances, although some extremely difficult procedures require close consultation with a radiologist or medical officer. Properly identifies the patient, and the images. This is essential so that mistaken identity of images to patients does not occur. The technologist must be certain that patient identification and the requests are identical. Assists Radiologist in the performance of ultrasound guided biopsies, stereotactic breast biopsies as well as needle localizations. Assists with setup for MRI-based breast procedures including imaging and MR guided biopsy. Performs quality control testing, documentation, scheduling, and tracking and reporting of statistical data in radiology and mammography in accordance with strict FDA, ACR, and MQSA guidelines. Inputs the necessary patient information into the local mammography tracking and reporting system such as MRS or any other program utilized by the department. Cleans appropriate equipment and area after use. Performs routine maintenance and recognizes and reports malfunctioning equipment to ensure repair. Requests and stocks supplies. The incumbent utilizes computed and/or Digital and/or Direct Radiography and imaging network (PACS) equipment to perform a variety of routine, as well as complex x-ray examinations. The Technologist must meet the criteria for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) registration and be registered in radiology and mammography (ARRT) (R)(M) and meet the standards to comply with the established HRMS requirements for the position. Supports radiologist or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used to diagnose medical conditions. Employee understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique or new procedure is required. Independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physicians. As radiologic technologist, interprets and directs the accomplishment of the most difficult requests. Confers with radiologist to establish requirements of non-standard examinations. Employee understands, carries out or oversees the work of lower-grade technicians/technologists to accommodate requests. Secures the confidence and cooperation of patients during procedures. Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results, and cushions and shields patients as appropriate. Varies procedures or positions to adjust for patients' medical conditions. Work Schedule: Weekdays with rotating holidays and weekends Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mammography)/PD08239A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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