This position is located (3) days at the Jamaica Plain, MA Campus and (2) days at the Bedford, MA Campus. Applicants MUST submit the following documents: SF-50, Resume and ARRT Certificate This position will require to fill in at the Jamaica Plain (3 days) and Bedford campus (2 days). The technologist functions somewhat independently in carrying out these standardized procedures of limited complexity. Deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor for a decision or help. Some assignments at this level also include developmental duties involving more complex procedures designed to prepare the technologist for promotion to higher grades in a functional area. Such duties would be performed under closer supervision. The exams are performed in the department, operating room and at the bedside. They include but are not limited to bone and joint imaging, fluoroscopic procedures and portable examinations. Receives /Interprets Radiology Requisitions: Receives Requests or instructions for procedures. Interprets requests or instructions from radiologist or medical house officer. Prioritizes requisitions as to room availability, stat calls from intensive care units, emergency room and operating room. Independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physician. Technologist may need to seek assistance of a supervisor or radiologist as to appropriateness of exam, or if unique, modified or new procedure is required. Knowledge and skill in positioning patients for a wide variety of difficult radiographic studies Performs procedures in the main and outpatient departments such as: GI Suite: Cholangiography, UGI, Barium Enema, ERCP's, diaphragmatic stability fluoroscopy, myelography, arthrography and lumbar puncture. Somewhat independently Urology Suite: Retrogrades, cystograms, urethrocystograms, Scolosis series and Long length bone radiography Trauma radiography, Routine Radiology including skull, spine, chest, torso, extremity imaging Portable radiography - chest, abdomen, extremity in the intensive care units (SICU, MICU, CCU, PACU, ER, OR, Spinal Cord, and general wards)Operating Room Radiography: GU studies Orthopedic imaging - hips, knees, extremities Fluoroscopy guided procedures: stent grafts, pacer placement, porta-cath and tunnel lines. NOTIFICATIONS: This position is a NAGE/AFGE Bargaining Unit position. Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. This position is covered by a special rate. Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed. Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. This position is in the Excepted Service. Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
Internal Number: 599959500
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