Our client is looking for several Computer Tomographer to become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.
Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
This position is located at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. It will provide specialized diagnostic and therapeutic medical services on an inpatient and outpatient basis in the area of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, and Obstetrics/Gynecology. The purpose of this position is to serve as Computed Topographer (CT) technologist in performing technical operations of the CT section on computerized axial tomography equipment.
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job. This position is located at Phoenix Indian Medical Center, Radiology Dept., Phoenix AZ. The incumbent:
• Performs computerized axial tomographic scanning of the head and/or body. Produces ionizing within a safe permissible range as to achieve quality radiographs; provides proper patient protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards related to radiographic examination. Serves the confidence and cooperation of the patient during examination procedures; assists physicians and radiologists in administering opaque media for all prescribed radiographic examination.
• Schedules patients for examination, evaluates request for critical or emergency procedures and adjusts schedule to accommodate patients of a higher priority. Receives patient, explains procedures and transfers patient to table for examination. Explores methods or procedures, positions patient and makes the exposures necessary for requested examination.
• Assists in quality control activities, which include but are not limited to making minor adjustments to equipment such as setting up step wedges and when necessary changing transverse length adjusters. Performs daily required calibration tests and recording appropriate equipment errors in the log. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and contacts appropriate CT service engineer.
• Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination in various examinations. Ensures that sterile supplies, contrast materials catheters and other required equipment are present and laid out. Maintains patient records, x-ray file folders, check out files, quality assurance records, current operating policy manuals and other materials as necessary to insure adequate patient treatment and referral as necessary. Assists in keeping repair and maintenance records of the radiographic unit.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements: * (l) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others. * (2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence as determined by OPM or the employing agency. In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-08) in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment.