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Categories: Health Care, Government - Federal
Cherokee Medical Services is currently seeking a qualified Radiology Technologist to work at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington D.C.
Duties inlcude but not limited to:
Perform a full range of radiologic technology duties associated with the radiologic technologist position.
Perform diagnostic studies and procedures. These studies shall include all variances of extremities, chest, abdomen and head.
Operate or direct operations of radiological equipment provided for routine radiographic examinations, and receive and position patients so the anatomy/pathology is correctly visualized on the radiograph.
Prepare the patient and adjust equipment for taking X-rays. Position and instruct patient regarding procedures. Administer contrast medium when ordered.
Explain procedure to the patient and provide humane and appropriate care and communication to alleviate the patient’s fear of examination and correctly position the patient for the examination.
Determine proper voltage and current and desired exposure time. Set equipment. Arrange, attach, or adjust immobilization and support devices, e.g. sandbags, binders, etc. to obtain precise positions, prevent patient from moving, and lessen discomfort.
Perform correct film identification, ensuring that the patient’s name, date of examination, anatomical positioning markers are provided.
Observe and report any symptoms which have direct bearing on the patient’s condition as a result of adverse reaction to contrast media and inform the Radiologist of any condition requiring his/her attention.
Recognize the need for and institute the necessary emergency measures for situations where a person requires resuscitation procedures due to cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Process films and prepare them for reading by radiologist.
Operate and maintain radiological equipment designed for primary care services. Maintenance of equipment shall include daily film processor cleaning
We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive employee benefits program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance, and paid time off.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Cherokee Medical Services is an equal opportunity and drug free employer.
Minimum of 3 years experience as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.
A minimum of 3 years experience with any Picture Archiving Systems (PACS), preferably as a super user.
Must take and pass an employment and an Ionizing Radiation Safety physical prior to start date. Ionizing Radiation Safety physical is required to be placed on the Radiation Health Safety program. This examination will be performed at the government’s expense.