This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more This position is in the Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) Imaging Department with duties being preformed in the Nuclear Medicine Service.This is a full performance level position Nuclear Medicine Technologist. Imaging Department provides diagnostic testing and professional consultation to BVAMC's Medical, Surgical, Open Heart, Neurology, Blind Rehabilitation, Primary Care Clinics, Community Based Outpatient Clinics, Community Services Program, and Research Programs. Results are utilized by physicians in conjunction with a pertinent clinical history and physical examination to detect; diagnose, and 'treat disorders and are also used in the routine maintenance of good health. The Nuclear Medicine Technologist will perform duties and responsibilities that incumbent include, but are not limited to the following: The incumbent is a senior nuclear medicine technologist with responsibilities for performing specialized Radionuclide studies for diagnosis of various disease states - in vivo, ex vivo and research. He/she performs routine procedures but also performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment, ingenuity and initiative in the utilization of radionuclides for diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans. Assumes responsibility for designated areas of procedures as required. Evaluates all test results he/she performs before presenting the studies to the staff physician. ls responsible for setting up and maintaining equipment. Performs and monitors Quality Control (QC). Duties of even more complicated nature include research and trouble-shooting of the gamma scintillation cameras, scintillation and auto gamma counters; dose calibrators. Performs other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: 8am-430pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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