Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 888696

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

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Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

For Positions Covered by the Bargaining Unit: First consideration will be given to employees of this facility.

All Applicants Including Department of Veterans Affairs Northern CA Health Care System Employees: You must submit ALL required documents as indicated under “How to Apply” and “Required Documents.” Failure to provide all required documents/information will result in loss of consideration or a lower evaluation in rating and/or selection consideration. Applicants will not be contacted for additional information if their applications are incomplete or inadequate. 


On-Call:  No

Rotating Shifts:  No

Required to Work Holidays or Weekends:  No

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA):  Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes


Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Ultrasound)

Independently performs standard examinations.  Schedules patients for examinations.  Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures, and rearranges patients scheduled to accommodate them.  Maintains records and files of patients examined.  Performs research studies as approved by Chief of Radiology.  Advises radiologist or referring physician of significant abnormalities requiring their immediate attention and visualization while the patient is undergoing examination.  Performs ultrasound exams of the abdomen, neck, chest, extremities, retroperitoneal space for the purpose of acquiring high quality examinations that assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patient medical disorders.  Performs routine clerical procedures such as maintaining accurate ultrasound records (diagnostic, patient schedule, procedure, and, research logs).  Makes multiple simultaneous settings and adjustments in operation of equipment to ensure accurate results.  Determines necessary ultrasonic procedures to yield definitive diagnostic findings.  Reviews new developments in the field and recommends improvements.  Maintains adequate supplies so exams are not delayed due to the lack of necessary equipment and supplies.  Explains examinations to be performed to the patients so that an understanding of the purpose of the study as well as any requirements of the patients are thoroughly understood.  Gathers related information such as patient electronic medical record, x-rays, etc., so that correlation of exams to other studies may be made by the radiologist in diagnosis and recommendation of treatment for medical disorders.  Distributes ultrasound exams and related information to radiologist for the interpretation of the exams.  Assists quality assurance technologists in performing quality assurance testing of ultrasound unit using phantoms, test tools, test check lists, etc.  

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.