Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Technician III
Under the supervision of a radiologist, obtains digital radiologic images for interpretation by the radiologist. Demonstrate the ability to obtain images in at least four of the specialty modalities with in the Diagnostic Imaging Service. Advanced knowledge of the specialty modalities with the ability to lecture and train other staff members, students and residents as well as lecturing outside the service. This specialty area can include CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, IR/Cath Lab or Radiation Therapy. These images with the interpretation will provide information to the referring Veterinary that will help determine a diagnosis or treatment for their patient. Demonstrate team leadership with the motivation to reach the goal of the service and hospital.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Position patients for general diagnostic digital radiographic examinations for small and large animals.
- Use physical and or chemical restraints during diagnostic examinations.
- Demonstrate the knowledge and proper use of radiographic equipment in regards to collimation, MA, Time and KVP.
- Demonstrate proper radiation safety using ALARA, proper shielding with lead attire and monitoring with film badges.
- Produce quality images meeting the expectations set down by the Radiologist.
- Assist the Radiologist in preforming fluoroscopic examinations such as dynamic trachea evaluations, barium studies, myleograms, cystograms and urethrograms.
- Demonstrate the basic knowledge of radiation physics with the ability to teach Veterinary Students the basic principles.
- Maintain a working knowledge of the Radiology Information System (RIS) for patient examination ordering, client charges, reporting, scheduling and patient flow through the Diagnostic Service.
- Maintain a working knowledge of the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) for storage of all Diagnostic Imaging Studies.
- Demonstrate the ability to produce quality imaging in four advanced imaging modality with a high level of understanding of the basic operations of that equipment.
- Participate in cross training of General Diagnostic Imaging Technician/Technologists and participate in student teaching labs during their clinical rotation in Diagnostic Imaging.
- With advanced knowledge of specialty modalities, develop and present lectures for continuing educations within and outside the Service.
- Service Resource – Shares expertise and acts as a team leader.
- Trains and mentors other staff and doctors.
- Instructs co-workers as needed regarding daily tasks.
- Acts as a trainer and information resource for staff and doctors. Makes recommendations for improvement in internal policies and procedures.
- Assists supervisor with staff schedule; oversees the area when the manager is out.
Education and Experience
Associate’s degree and four years of appropriate experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years of appropriate experience or college coursework in a related field.
Licensure and Certification
Credentials in a related field such as Veterinary Technology or Radiologic Technology.
Provides general instruction and review to veterinary students and lower ranking technicians and assistants. May provide periodic instructions and review of student workers, and OPS technicians in the absence of a professional staff member or higher ranking technician. May assume intermediate supervisory authority for and train subordinate veterinary technical staff assigned within the clinical service section.
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