This position will support the Federal Government's response efforts to COVID-19. Applicants must be available immediately. Job will close once positions have been filled. This position is temporary. This is a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist working in MRI. The Technologist operates a super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner, performing a wide range of complex MRI examinations. This includes MR angiography, spectroscopy, and invasive procedures. The duties of the MRI Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging Service include but are not limited to: The Technologist operates a super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner, performing a wide range of complex MRI examinations including but not limited to: brain, spine, cardiac, abdomen, breast, and musculoskeletal. This includes MR angiography, spectroscopy, and invasive procedures. Programs MRI protocols and complex imaging parameters, making necessary adjustments specific to each exam (such as T-1, T-2, TR, TE, PD, Fat Suppression), applying these to achieve a variety of imaging outcomes. Utilizes coils to achieve specific imaging examinations. Applies extensive knowledge of the effects of the magnetic field in determining MRI Safety criteria and patient screening to ensure patient safety and safety of the environment. Applies knowledge of contrast administration protocols and ensures safe and effective use of contrast to achieve optimal imaging information. Takes appropriate action when contraindications are identified. The technologist must be able to multi-task between inpatient and outpatient exams in a timely manner. Must also be a team player and work with other staff members to coordinate patient care in and out of Imaging Service. Work Schedule: Saturday and Sunday (12 hour shifts), Two 8-hour shifts during the week. Holidays and limited on call rotation. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.