U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT)
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This position is within the Radiology/Imaging Service at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, duty location will be at the Charlotte Health Care Center. This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of all CT examinations and all diagnostic X-ray procedures.These exams are performed with and/or without the use of contrast materials. The purposes of these exams are to achieve diagnostic studies to aid in the proper diagnosis and treatment of patients. Incumbent is required to have an advanced ARRT (CT) certification. The primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Ensures correct machine techniques to minimize such exposures, monitors, safeguards, and recognizes when changes of equipment or procedures might result in increased radiation exposure. The incumbent then recommends alternative methods to prevent such exposures. This is achieved by the appropriate protection apparel, lead-lined walls, collimation, and distance management. Film badges are worn by the radiographer to ensure compliance with radiation regulations and guidelines. The incumbent understands when and how to use dose-reduction software for CT studies.
Confers with Radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams.
Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc. to produce and satisfy requirements of CT or X-ray exams.
Performs exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques.
Work with the radiologist as a member of the surgical/radiographic team.
Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT/X-ray exams.
Requires the ability to prioritize CT and X-ray patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc. communicates both verbally or in writing with other hospital staff.
Technologist must know the proper mechanics of using the ISTAT machine.
Performs reconstructions of CT studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure.
Performs diagnostic testing and troubleshooting equipment problems as they arise and confers with Bio Med to resolve equipment issues/ problems.
Responsible for explaining exams to patients so that patients understand what is to be accomplished and disclosing possible hazards.
Continually reviews new developments in the field of CT and X-ray.
Responsible for stocking and inventory of all CT/X-ray supplies and related material.
Maintains ARRT and BLS license/certification.
Other duties assigned by Supervisors.
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Functional Statement Title/#:
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT)/GS-0647
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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
Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; pushing up to 4 hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, good dexterity.
. 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.)
All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
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 a certificate or an associate 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
* English Language Proficiency.
DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.
5 years experience as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.
:In addition to meeting the basic requirements, the following criteria will be used when determining the grade assignment of candidates:
GS-9 Grade Level
At least 1 year of experience equivalent GS-9 grade level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments:
Employees at this level are fully functional as an advanced DRT and are able to carry out their assigned tasks independently. DRTs at this level may have varying assignments including special and complex radiographic procedures. Regardless of the nature of the specific assignment, the work must be of sufficient scope and complexity to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at this level.
In addition to the experience, the candidate must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
1. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing comlex scans and procedures.
2. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others and health care providers.
3. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography.
4. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions.
5. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural and post-procedural care of patients.
VA Handbook 5005/77 Part II Apendix 25 reference and appropriate VA Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
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.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
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 04/25/2018 to receive consideration.
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Agency contact information
WG Bill Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center
1601 Brenner Avenue
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/496795400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
04/11/2018 to 04/25/2018
$55,553 to $68,711 per year
Pay scale & grade:
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.