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DRT (MRI) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 54947Start Date: 02/06/2019End Date: 02/27/2019
-United States Citizenship.
-Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification in MRI.
-Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate’s degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology.
-English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Grade Determinations: Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-8) directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies in MRI.
a. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
b. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
*c. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
d. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
e. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
f. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
References: VAH 5005
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. Preferred Experience: At least 2 years experience working with MRIs and cardiac MRI experience. Physical Requirements: Must be able to routinely lift 45 lbs. and occasionally perform heavy lifting/carrying of over 45 lbs. The position requires long periods of sitting, standing, and walking. The position also requires intermittent periods of kneeling, bending, twisting, pulling/pushing, simple grasping, and occasionally reaching for objects above the shoulder. Technologists working in this modality are subject to periods of being exposed to loud noises. MRI involves long periods of fine manipulations (using keyboards for operation of the scanner and the Medical Center’s computer databases.
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