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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Computerized Tomography

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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography)
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Biloxi
Mississippi
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The Diagnostic Radiological Technologist (DRT) Computed Technologist (CT) performs above the full performance level of a DRT. Incumbent is fully functional as a DRT and is able to carry out his/her assigned computed tomography (CT) and general radiology tasks independently.
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**This is a recruitment for Current, Permanent, Federal Employees. MUST provide a valid SF50.
Work Schedule:**Monday-Friday, Administrative Hours
This is a recruitment for Current, Permanent, Federal Employees. MUST provide a valid SF50.
The incumbent operates a multi-slice spiral Computed Tomography Scanner for the purpose of obtaining quality patient images for diagnostic interpretation. Develops new techniques, defines optimal protocols, and devises alternative ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Evaluates new system(s) and compares them with existing methodologies. Interacts with physician, computer programmers, biomedical engineers and manufacturers on a recurring basis in the performance of daily assignments.
He/She performs general radiology exams, coordinates daily schedule and consult with other medical center physicians, clinical, administrative, and clerical personnel of next day and future day's availability for patient examinations. Schedules, receives patient's to include verbal interview for demographic accuracy and patient education prior to procedure, ensuring patient's comfort and relaxation. Positions the patient within the CT Systems, monitors patient during all phases of appropriate examination(s) and removes patient from the respected system(s) upon
completion of the data and/or imaging acquisition(s).
Performs quality control (QC) on the CT scanner as required. Identifies problems with QC and initiates process of correction before patient use. Records contrast warmer temperature daily. Checks crash cart at beginning of shift. Administers contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist(s). Confers with the radiologist(s) to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiological monitoring to perform the procedure(s). Participates in the after-hours on-call program to provide 24 hour/7 day coverage. Requires the technologist be available as soon as possible from receipt of call so that proper and effective emergency care can be given to the patient. Assist and develops training programs for new technologist(s), physician(s), resident(s), and general clinical staff in the CT Imaging Sections. Technologist is required to remain certified with their registry and be current in continuing education requirements.
Travel Required
Not required
Supervisory status
No
Promotion Potential
9
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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
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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
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
Must be a Current, Permanent, Federal Employees - Must provide SF50
Qualifications
Basic Requirements
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* United States Citizenship:
Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)
* Certification.
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). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
* English Language Proficiency
. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
* Experience or 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.
Preferred Experience:
Three (3) years of CT experience.
Grade Determinations
: Computed Tomography (CT). This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and interrelationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician. This subspecialty requires advanced AART certification.
In addition to the basic requirements the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of the candidate:
GS-09
Experience.
Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
Advanced DRT.
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. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (
Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
* Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
* Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
* Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
* Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
* Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
References:
VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements:
The work requires long periods of standing and walking. Patients sometimes are assisted to achieve proper positioning which may require reaching or work in strained positions. Work may require the positioning of patients who are unconscious or disabled which may require considerable effort and working in awkward positions. Heavy lifting of totally incapacitated patients is done only with the help of other employees. The work area is well lighted and temperature controlled. Special safety precautions are required to reduce exposure to X-rays. These include using minimum current settings in the X-ray machine and never operating the machine except from behind a protective screen or when wearing protective clothing such as a lead apron. Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination.
Education
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.
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 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 view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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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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Background checks and security clearance
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Drug test required
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Resume
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 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).
10-2850c
Resume
SF-50
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
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 08/28/2018 to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
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It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, ****select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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Biloxi VA Medical Center
400 Veterans Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39531
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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This job originated on ****For the full announcement and to apply, visit ****Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at ****will be considered.
Open & closing dates:
08/08/2018 to 08/28/2018
Service:
Competitive
Pay scale & grade:
GS 9
Salary:
$51,167 to $64,325 per year
Appointment type:
Permanent
Work schedule:
Full-Time
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