U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$0.00 to $15,000.00
Open & closing dates
$0 to $15,000 per year
Pay scale & grade
Intermittent - Fee Basis
Intermittent - Fee Basis
1 vacancy in the following location:
Lee County, FL
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.
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The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Lee County VA Healthcare Center at Cape Coral, Florida is looking for a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists who are American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certified to work in Radiology Service as a fee basis employee. The schedule is day shift, Monday to Friday and is based on the needs of the service. The technologist functions independently and without direct supervision, while responsible for the performance of all General Radiology examinations. These exams will provide the proper diagnosis and the proper treatment may be obtained. Fee Basis Technologists are not entitled to any benefits that the permanent employees receive, including health, life, pension, or leave. Applicant will be paid by procedure.
Tour of Duty: Monday Thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. or as needed by service.
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This Fee Basis Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) position is assigned to the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, lmaging Service; General Radiology section within the Lee County Healthcare Center. This is a general medical and surgical facility, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-ofthe-art technology. The Fee Basis Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) employee at this level is fully functional as a DRT and is able to carry out the assigned tasks independently. The team member will have a varying assignment including special and complex radiographic examinations and procedures within the General Radiology section, with and without the use of contrast materials.
Technologist is requirements BLS Certification is maintained on a bi-annual basis and is in compliance at all times.
Technologist works under the supervision of the Section Supervisor and rotates all responsibilities within the General Radiology section. incumbent will also support the other modalities by providing limited coverage as needed. He/she works independently on most exams, but confers with Radiologists and Section Supervisor and/or Lead Technologist on more difficult examinations. Work is spot-checked for achievement of objectives.
Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable or consumable solutions such as UGI's, BE's, Small Bowel, , ,
Venograms, Cystograms, Cholangiograms, Fistulagrams, Arthrography, etc. lmproper use or administration of the contrast materials run the risk of patient mortality and, therefore, it is essential that a thorough understanding of the contrast material usage is possessed by those who prepare it. ln addition, the technologist must be continuously on the alert to the patient's condition and other disorders. Reactions on the part of the patient require immediate attention so that harm does not come to the patient.
Accurately operates a wide variety of imaging equipment to obtain examinations of acceptable quality. This includes but is not limited to: Fluoroscopic and General Diagnostic exams, Portable
Radiography, Portable Fluoroscopy, Operating Room and all other duties assigned.
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
Subject to a background/security investigation
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Basic Requirements:Basic Requirements:
a. Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
b. Certification: All applicants must be certified in general Radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
c. 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.
(1) Credentialing Standards: Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field.
(2) Exception for Non-Certified: Entry Level Candidates. Non certified DRTs who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for ARRT (R) certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate DRT under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405(c)(2)(B). The appointing official may waive the requirement of certification for a period not to exceed 2 years for a DRT that provides care under the supervision of a certified DRT at or above the full performance level. This exception only applies at the GS-5 entry level. For grade levels above the entry level, the candidate must be certified. Temporary appointments of non-certified DRTs may not be extended beyond 2 years, or converted to a new temporary appointment.
Grade Determinations: GS-8 DRT (Above Full-performance level)
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
(b) Assignments. Employees at this grade level serve as staff DRTs at the full performance level. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiological technology and /or general Radiologic technology services.
(c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
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 an keep the radiologist informed;
Skill in using tact, diplomacy and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors and volunteers; and
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-08
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards.
Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.
Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds
Straight pulling; Pushing, Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers,Walking, prolonged; Standing, prolonged; Repeated Bending, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other Ability to distinguish basic colors; Hearing (aid permitted), Speed in working; Emotional Stability; Overhead Work.
Outside and inside, Radiant energy, Working closely with others' Hazardous Machinery, Arduous Duty
English Language Proficiency: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.
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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
. 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: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
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Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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 Hybrid Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850C
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search. (Required at time of submission)
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VA Form 10-2850C
Service Connection Rating Letter
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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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Agency contact information
CW Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
10000 Bay Pines Boulevard
Bay Pines, FL
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