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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Ct Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Ct Job in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $56,229.00 to $69,207.00 Grade 9 to 9
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/28/2017 Close Date 12/26/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    09/28/2017 to 12/26/2017

  • Salary

    $56,229 to $69,207 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 9

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  • Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    The VA Salt Lake City Health Care System (VASLCHCS) is made up of compassionate employees committed to caring for Veterans whose sacrifices know no limit. We are part of the Rocky Mountain Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 19). Our health care system consists of the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and nine community clinics across Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We provide health care to over 50,000 eligible Veterans across one of the largest geographical areas in VA. We are a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, holistic medicine as well as education and research in partnership with the University of Utah and other institutions of higher education. Comprehensive health care is provided through our primary care providers and tertiary care is offered in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

    NOTE: THIS IS AN OPEN and CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT - All applications will be reviewed every other Friday (Bi-Weekly) beginning on the date that this announcement was posted until the vacancy is filled. The cut-off time is 4:30 p.m. every other Friday and the initial cut-off date is Friday 10/13/2017. The announcement can be closed at any time without advanced notice once the vacancy is filled.

    ** If you are a current VA, Federal employee or eligible Veteran, please apply to vacancy UT-SY6980-2017-1056386 **

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    The technologist specializes in two areas: Cardiovascular Tomography-Interventional Technology (CV) and Computed Tomography (CT). Cardiovascular-interventional technologists use specialized equipment to perform diagnostic angiographic procedures and complex vascular and nonvascular interventional and therapeutic procedures. This speciality requires additional knowledge of vascular systems and major vessel anatomy. the technologist must be knowledgeable in the specialized equipment employed for digital subtraction systems and interventional procedures. The technologist administers contrast media under the supervision of the staff radiologist and confers with the radiologist to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiologic monitoring to perform procedures. CV technologists must be knowlegeable in multiple catheters, wires, PTA balloons and sheaths. Additionally, picture archiving and communciations systems (PACS) for documenting procedures and radiation dose reporting.

    The computerized tomography (CT) speciality modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy, and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. Additionally reconstruct all CT scans for 3D Imaging, Volume Rendering, Sagital Corral, Axial and Maximum Intense Projection (MIP) Imagery. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor and Picture Achieving System (PACS), and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician.

    Some of the duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc.
    • Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Schedules patients for examinations. and advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Additionally, the technologist notifies the physician of scans requiring their immediate attention.
    • Implements radiation safety practices that exceed or meet national standards. Exercisers the ALARA (As Low AS Reasonably Achievable) principle of radiation reduction with every patient and every exam.
    • Performs reconstructions of CT and angiographic studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure.
    • Responsible to explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done as well as what hazards, if any, are possible.
    • Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT and angiography supplies and related materials.
    • Performs irregular hour emergency scans on standby, 24hours per day and call coverage. Requires the technologist be available within 30 minutes from receipt of call so that proper and effective emergency care can be given to the patient.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 7-3:30 p.m. 7:30-4:00 p.m. 8-4:30 p.m and 9-5:30 p.m. Shifts rotate, call rotates and shifts may be changed as department need arises.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) #50086A.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/480664000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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