Minneapolis VA Health Care System is recruiting for a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist to join our team. The incumbent is a member of a cardiac catheterization team and independently carries out a variety of complex physiological and radiological procedures. Performs highly specialized invasive radiological cardiovascular, intracoronary ultrasound and electrophysiologic exams without the direct supervision of a radiologist. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: Receives patients, explains the procedure, positions the patient and makes necessary equipment adjustments. Determines the critical isocenter value necessary for accurate exams. Confers with cardiologists to establish requirements of non-standard examinations and determine technical factors, positioning and proper angulation to achieve optimum views of specific vessels and/or lesions. Performs proper calibrations on pressure transducer to maintain the accuracy of arterial and venous pressure tracings. Prepares radiological, ultrasound and specialized equipment used in angiographic and angioplasty procedures. Recognizes changes in patient condition, including emergencies. Takes appropriate action in response to these changes and accurately documents information for inclusion in the patient's plan of care. Calculates ventricular function, coronary sizing and percent stenosis, and provides calculations for physicians as needed. Instructs new technologists on the various disciplines and basics of cardiovascular imaging, single and biplane, and on complete anatomical advanced cardiovascular imaging. Supervises and trains x-ray students rotating through the department. Work Schedule: Days. Call on off hours, weekends and holidays is required in position and rotates among staff, must be able to respond from page to be at hospital in 30 minutes. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.