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Job Title:Computed Tomography Lead

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-528-13-AQ922255-JSP

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$53,543.00 to $69,609.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 to Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0647-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Buffalo, NY United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

AREA OF CONSIDERATION: PERMANENT EMPLOYEES FOR THE VA WESTERN NEW YORK HEALTHCARE SYSTEM BUFFALO AND BATAVIA

JOB SUMMARY:

 Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 922255

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?

NOTE:  The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate’s education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade.  The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required

DUTIES:

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The radiology department has a promotional opportunity for a GS 10 DRT CT Lead.  Responsibilities include CT, general diagnostic studies, knowledge of Philips and GE scanners / post processing workstations, and the ability to start IVs for contrast administration.  The lead CT technologist will also be responsible for protocol management and working with the radiation safety officer to comply with ACR CT dose guidelines. The Ideal candidate will have minimum of 2 years of experience in CT, CT certification, experience with GE and Philips 64 slice CT scanners and leadership qualities. 

 

 

The Lead Radiology Technologist has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the Computed Tomography.  He/she works closely with the technologists, radiologists, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic/therapeutic exam results, and patient satisfaction. 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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EXPERIENCE: Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:   

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.)

Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).

 

(1) 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) Non-certified applicants 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 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.

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.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

GRADE DETERMINATIONS:

Diagnostic Radiologic Team Leader. Functions as a lead DRT for a group of DRTs. Provides a full range of general radiologic treatment procedures, has a broad knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic radiologic area, and is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor.

 

a. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

(1) Ability to provide feedback to supervisor on technical aspects of work;

*(2) Ability to resolve informal employee complaints;

*(3) Ability to monitor and report on the status and progress of work, and make adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established procedures; and

(4) Skill to independently perform general and specialized diagnostic radiologic procedures in advanced levels of complex treatment situations.

References: http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf.


PLEASE NOTE:  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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.)  Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.  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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work requires some physical exertion, such as regular and recurring standing, walking, bending, moving stretchers, lifting and carrying of equipment and/or patients.

 

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form.  For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, thrift savings plan, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp.



OTHER 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. 



HOW TO APPLY:

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All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to receive consideration.
  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
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 USAJOBS 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 USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other
   ·Resume
   ·SF-50

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Other
   ·Resume
   ·SF-50

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:



VA Form 10-2850c
- Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.


Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):
  1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 922255.
  2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:
  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational QuestionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire
  2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.  
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Jeremey S. Pearce
Phone: (716)862-7334
Email: JEREMEY.PEARCE@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Western New York HCS Buffalo
Healthcare System
Buffalo, NY
14215

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After we receive your complete application package (including any required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed to decide if you meet the basic requirements.  You will be notified when this decision is made.

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Job Announcement Number:

VHA-528-13-AQ922255-JSP

Control Number:

347064600