The Iowa City VA Health Care System is recruiting for two Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist the work in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) section of our Radiology Department.
This announcement will be open until either position is filled or the close date of Friday, April 13, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and referred weekly to the selecting official.
This position will perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) of the head, neck spine, chest and body. These exams will be performed with and without use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated. Duties include but are not limited to:
Scheduling exams in a manner so as to optimize all of the radiographic equipment including the MRI scanner times while maintaining a flexibility to allow for emergency cases. This requires the prioritization of scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the extreme emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc.
Conferring with radiologists to determine requirements of non-standard exams. Determining technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of MRI scanning. Advising radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Notifing them of scans requiring their immediate attention.
Working with the radiologist as a member of the radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert for the patient's condition (the alertness of the individual is essential to prevent contamination, recognize patient reactions, anticipate technique factor difficulties, etc.
Preparing contrast materials that are used in MRI and general exams. Improper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality and, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of the contrast material usage is possessed by those who prepare it. In addition, must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient. Is certified to insert IV needles for administration of contrast material when necessary.
Maintaining records and files of exams performed on patients. This includes patient logbooks, requisition and editing of patient exams in the Radiology Information System (RIS), copying of films, etc.
Properly identifying patient through the RIS interface identifier and left/right markers. This is essential so that mistaken identity of patient films does not occur. The radiographer must be certain that the patient I.D. band and the request are identical.
Assuring that MRI patients are screened in advance for any contraindicating conditions per Radiology Service policy. 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.
Will be responsible for stocking and inventory of all MRI
Continually reviewing new developments in MRI. Is continually on the alert to improve quality of examinations utilizing the new technologies available. The purpose of this review is to provide the physicians and patients with the best possible films and scans for diagnostic purposes.
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, evenings 1pm - 9pm, with call.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens