Veterinary Technician, Diagnostic Imaging The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is seeking a credentialed veterinary technician to join the Diagnostic Imaging team. We offer state of the art digital radiography, fluoroscopy and ultrasound on all species of animals as well as a 40 slice CT scanner and a 1.5 Tesla MRI. Our team consists of 5 boarded veterinary radiologists, 4 licensed veterinary technicians of which 2 will be VTS-DI specialized by 2020, 4 radiology residents and 2 MRI technicians.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: Provides entry to intermediate-level, high quality diagnostic radiographs to include single and multi-views of the thorax, abdomen, extremities, skull, neck, spine, and various others on small, large, and exotic animals. Conducts CT scans and fluoroscopic exams such as cystograms, urethrograms, esophograms & fluoro-trachea. Prepares radiological equipment for use, positions patients for exams, assesses and monitors patients under sedation, and alerts clinicians if problems arise. Recognizes common digital radiographic artifacts and corrects them. Regularly communicates with supervising Clinician. Collaborates with others to ensure quality patient care is received. Enters charges on patient accounts. Adheres to proper radiation safety and helps maintain cleanliness of the radiology section. Trains new employees. Supports teaching efforts by instructing students, interns, and residents in the proper positioning of radiographs and radiation safety according to the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle. Evaluates students and assists with their orientation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed: Advanced knowledge of veterinary nursing to include anatomy of small, large, and exotic animal species. Knowledge of radiation safety. Effective communication skills. Excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Good time management skills. Ability to express patience and deal with high levels of stress. Ability to pay close attention to detail. Ability to properly position patients for radiographs. Ability to train employees. Ability to teach and mentor junior staff. Ability to produce quality radiographs including r/f1, r/f3, fluoroscopy, pacs, and x-rays. Ability to complete paperwork specific to TPLO, OFA hip and elbow radiographs, skull, and extremities and joints and half-axial.
Internal Number: 173926
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