$46,993.00 to $61,096.00
Open & closing dates
$46,993 to $61,096 per year
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
VA Butler Healthcare, located in Butler, PA is seeking highly skilled individuals to provide high-quality services to our nations Veterans. Since 1947, VA Butler Healthcare has provided state-of-the-art health care services to the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. As a VA Butler Healthcare staff member, you will enjoy working in the state-of-the art Abie Abraham Health Care Center (HCC), located in the heart of Butler County. The HCC provides comprehensive care including primary, specialty, and mental health care, all integrated with state-of-the-art technology. Our Community Living Center provides short-stay and long-stay nursing home care, and our Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment program offers Veterans the chance to participate in a full range of rehabilitation services with a goal of successful reintegration back into the local community. In addition to our Health Care Center in Butler, we offer services in five community-based outpatient clinics located in Armstrong, Southern Butler (Cranberry Township), Clarion, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties. As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes with caring for these brave men and women.
Founded in 1800, Butler, PA is rich with industry and manufacturing heritage. Butler was voted 7th Best Small Town in America by Smithsonian Magazine boasting a delightfully diverse county with plenty to do, from exploring museums and art galleries to enjoying the breathtaking scenery of our parks and rolling countryside. Cranberry Township (located 20 miles South of Butler and 20 miles North of Pittsburgh, PA) was voted Best Place to raise kids in Pennsylvania by Bloomberg Business Week. With Pittsburgh being minutes away, you will have easy access to all it has to offer including world class medicine and education, museums, performing arts, professional sports, riverfront walking/biking trails, shopping, dining, and more! To explore more about Butler and all it has to offer visit ****Learn more about this agency
This position serves as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist and Teleheath Clinical Technician (TCT) at the VA Butler with the primary location at the Mercer CBOC. S/he performs the full spectrum of general x-ray exams as well as Dexa bone density examinations of the spine, extremities and body performed without the use of contrast materials. This position also manages the administrative aspects of the clinic, including scheduling, interfacing with VISTA imaging, importing all exam data and results into the medical record.
In the TCT role at the Mercer CBOC, s/he performs telehealth imaging and serves in a role to support and manage telehealth clinical encounters from the patient and provider location as the site tele presenter; imager for telehealth store and forward applications, manages real time telehealth events, including patient education activities, provision of equipment for the HT program, technical and scheduling activities and other support duties for the program. The TCT is responsible for day to day operation of video conferencing, training, and telehealth clinics. This position also provides back up support to primary care at the CBOC's and Butler as needed. Performs administrative and clinical duties including but not limited to phlebotomy, performing height and weight, blood pressure, temperature, essential to quality patient care.
May be required to commute to main Butler campus or Lawrence CBOC as needed for coverage.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, daylight tour with possible evening hours based on Veteran need.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
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Job family (Series)
0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Physical Requirements: Use of fingers, both hands required, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic and shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted)
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities.
Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). (copy of certification required)
Education: 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. (Transcripts and/or documentation required)
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: In addition to the basic requirements listed above, applicants must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described below: Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines.
Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed.
Knowledge of patient's clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results.
Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed.
Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.
References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: ****. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: ****Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets
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If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Copy of ARRT certification
Copy of transcripts or documentation showing required education
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: ****.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist
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Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit ****If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/22/2018 to receive consideration.
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.