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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist

Company name
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide

Salary
$43,420.00 to $63,539.00

Location
Cleveland, OH

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Open & closing dates

02/08/2018

to

03/02/2018

Salary

$43,420 to $63,539 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 00

Work schedule

Full-Time - Intermittent

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

1 vacancy in the following location:

Cleveland, OH

1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

Transfer

Internal to an agency

This job is open to current employees of this agency.

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Announcement number

CBBE-18-JM-10136213-BU

Control number

490969300

Duties

Duties

Summary

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?

Focusing on treating the whole Veteran through health promotion and disease prevention, the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System provides comprehensive, seamless health care and social services for more than 112,000 Veterans across Northeast Ohio. With 18 locations of care, including a 674-bed tertiary medical center, 13 outpatient clinics, two community resource and referral centers, a psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery center, a chronic dialysis center and an ambulatory surgery center, the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System's quality services are easily accessible to Veterans in 24 counties.

The healthcare system's hub, the Cleveland VA Medical Center, is a national and regional referral center providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, medical education, research, and general acute and psychiatric emergency rooms. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other VA medical center and is home to two VA research centers, the Cleveland FES Center and the Advanced Platform Technology Center.

The number of unique patients and complexity of care provided makes the Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System the 3rd largest in the VA.

With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

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Responsibilities

The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is recruiting for an Intermittent Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. The Intermittent Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist will function in Radiology Service. The Intermittent Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist duties include:

Receiving patients and explaining the entire procedure, positioning the patient, selecting and setting up radiographic equipment for correct MAS, KV and time.

Setting up and adjusting necessary radiographic equipment required and making scout films and final exposures necessary for the requested procedures.

Performing radiographs examination of all kinds in the operating room.

Performing radiographic examination using Computed Radiology (CR) or Digital Radiography (DR) Systems.

Setting up the radiographic rooms, making sure the required sterile supplies, catheters, contrast materials or other required equipment are on hand and readily available.

Assisting Radiologist with fluoroscopy procedures such as air contrast studies of the gastrointestinal system, cholangiograms, genitourogram and tomograms.

Using a wide array of fluoroscopic contrast material i.e., barium, ionic and non-ionic injectable contrast, water-soluble contrast for preparation and usage during procedures.

Preparing and administering contrast media orally or by enema under close control or observation of a radiologist.

Monitoring vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required by the patient's condition and notifying radiologist of significant changes.

Protecting patients, co-workers and visitors from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.

Instructing students in all aspects of their profession, including radiologic and surgical procedures.

Inputting data correctly into computer to assure proper registration, patient data and accuracy of workload statistics.

Maintaining pertinent records of technical factors used, patients examined, views taken and examination performed.

Assessing laboratory values via Vista (Bun, Creatine, etc.) and taking thorough patient history pertaining to contrast injection.

Monitoring the patient for any contrast reaction.

Work Schedule: Intermittent employees do not have an established work schedule, but are called when there is excessive work load, to cover leave and to assist in studies.

Hourly Rate: Hourly rate for this position ranges from $20.80 - $30.45.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

8

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current, Permanent VA Employees and Current, Permanent Employees of Other Federal Agencies

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job family (Series)

0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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Requirements

Requirements

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: The physical requirements for the position include heavy lifting, 45 pounds or more, moderate carrying, up to 44 pounds, pushing for an hour, reaching above shoulder level, walking and standing up to six hours, and repeated bedding for up to three hours.

Qualifications

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: Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).

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.

Grade Determinations:

GS-5: No additional requirements beyond the basic requirements.

GS-6: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or the successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

Examples of experience include: Operating and monitoring commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision.

Functioning somewhat independently in carrying out standardized procedures of limited complexity.

Reporting any deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations to a supervisor.

Utilizing Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure.

Knowledge of anatomy and positioning.

Knowledge of all patient safety procedures.

Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment.

Ability to learn basic computer functions.

GS-7: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level or the successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled.

Examples of experience include: Performing examinations which are routine and standardized in nature.

Explaining exams to patients in terms they can understand as well as potential hazards.

Troubleshooting equipment used for diagnostic radiology and exercise extreme caution in the handling and safeguarding of all radiation producing equipment.

Reporting major equipment malfunctions within a timely manner to service representatives, and assisting higher graded technicians in performing more complicated examinations.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of the technical adequacy of the digital image, including the ability to adjust the image quality in the digital system. Knowledge of different contrast material required for the requested study.

Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques, appropriate beam limitation to anatomical area, and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures

Knowledge of the function of computed radiography, Phosphor cassettes and CR readers.

Knowledge of PACS, and basic computer skills.

GS-8: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.

Examples of experience include: Performing a full range of duties while receiving guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues.

Performing procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers.

Producing radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body.

Preparing and administering contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

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 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.

Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57 Part II, Appendix G25

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-8.

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: 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

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Required Documents

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).

Your most recent SF-50 that shows title, series, and grade.

If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade in addition to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status. Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.

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

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.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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 03/02/2018 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.

NOTE: 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, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login

, 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.

Agency contact information

Carla See

Phone

(216)791-2300 X2149

Email

carla.see@va.gov

Address

Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System

10701 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH

US

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Next steps

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.

Areas of Consideration: Applicants will be considered based on the following areas of consideration. First Area of Consideration (facility employees): Current, permanent Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System employees (this includes CBOC's, permanent employees of the Veteran Canteen Service assigned to this facility, Office of Information & Technology employees assigned to this facility, CPAC bargaining unit employees located at the Cleveland VAMC, and Virtual CBOPC bargaining unit employees under station 741 located at the Cleveland VAMC.

Second Area of Consideration (other VA employees): Current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees (VA employees who are located at other VA medical centers).

Third Area of Consideration: Current, permanent employees of other Federal agencies.

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 U

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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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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process 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.

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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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Company info

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Website : http://www.va.gov/

Company Profile
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.

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