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Job Title:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:VHA-552-14-995043

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

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SALARY RANGE:

$48,313.00 to $62,802.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, November 21, 2013 to Thursday, December 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0647-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Part Time 24 hours - Excepted Service Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

8

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Dayton, OH View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 995043 

 

PLEASE NOTE::  TOUR OF DUTY PART-TIME 24 HOURS PER WEEK.  FRIDAY MIDNIGHT (2400) TO SATURDAY NOON (1200); AND SATURDAY MIDNIGHT (2400) TO SUNDAY NOON (1200)

 

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?

 

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 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.

Note:  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.  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.

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.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U. S. Citizenship
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • English Language Proficiency required
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Application required

DUTIES:

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DUTIES:

The technologist operates various types of radiography equipment in the Radiology Department, Operating Suites, Pulmonary Lab and GI Lab; the equipment, both fixed and mobile units, including direct capture digital and cassette acquired digital units as part of the diagnostic imaging plan for patients. Secondary equipment assigned is at least 25% of duties, Computed Trans axial scanner(CT scan), a highly complex computerized imaging device. Incumbent supports radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used to diagnose medical conditions. Routine examinations include but are not limited to radiographs of the skull, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, spine, extremities and soft tissue studies; contrast studies of the digestive system, lower extremity venous system, joints and other internal organs and systems.

CT Functions

·    The incumbent's principal responsibilities are to perform Computerized Transaxial scan procedures for the patients of this medical center.

Examinations include, but are not limited to, non-contrast CT examinations of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, head, extremities, neck, etc. Interprets requests or instructions from radiologist or medical officers.

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 inter-relationship 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.

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Grade Determinations.  In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates:

 

    (1)  GS-5

 

    (a)  Experience or Education.  None beyond the basic requirements.

 

 

    (2)  GS-6 

 

    (a)  Experience.  At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, i.e., experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

    OR,

 

    (b)  Education.  The successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

 

    (c)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

    1.  Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure;


 

    2.  Knowledge of anatomy and positioning;

 

    3.  Knowledge of all patient safety procedures;

 

    4.  Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment; and

 

    5.  Ability to learn basic computer functions.

 

   

    (3)  GS-7

 

    (a)  Experience.  At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, i.e., experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting and/or in a specialized area.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

    OR,

 

    (b)  Education.  The successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field related 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.

 

    (c)  Certification.  Certification by ARRT in one of the specialized areas of radiologic technology is highly desirable, in addition to certification by ARRT as a general radiologic technologist. 

 

    (d)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

    1.  Knowledge of the technical adequacy of the digital image, including the ability to adjust the image quality in the digital system;

 

    2.  Knowledge of different contrast material required for the requested study;

 

    3.  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;

 

    4.  Knowledge of the function of computed radiography, Phosphor cassettes and computed radiography (CR) readers;

 

    5.  Knowledge of PACS systems, CDROMS, and basic computer skills;

 

    6.  If the position is supervisory in nature, ability to manage and supervise employees; and


 

    7.  If the position is supervisory in nature, ability to coordinate staff development and training.

 

  

    (4)  GS-8

 

    (a)  Experience.  At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, i.e., experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting and/or in a specialized area.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

 

    (b)  Certification.  Certification by ARRT in one of the specialized areas of radiologic technology is highly desirable, in addition to certification by ARRT as a general radiologic technologist.

 

    (c)  Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

    1.  Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines;

 

    2.  Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed;


 

    3.  Knowledge of patient’s clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results;

 

    4.  Ability to monitor patient’s physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed;

 

    5.  Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers; and

 

    6.  Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.

 

    7.  If the position is supervisory in nature, the ability to manage and supervise employees; and

 

    8.  If the position is supervisory in nature, the ability to coordinate staff development and training.

Physical Requirements: The Diagnostic Radiology Technologist position will require moderate lifting under (15-44 pounds), Light Lifting (under 15 pounds), Light carrying (under 15 pounds), use of fingers, working around machinery and moving parts, working alone.  Selected candidate must be physically and mentally able to successfully perform the duties of the position.

 

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

References : Input applicable reference and links.   For example:   VA Handbook 5005/ Part II, Appendix G25, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST Qualification  Standards.


APPLICANTS 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.

Veterans' Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference.  For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.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.   You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.


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.

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



OTHER INFORMATION:

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 

 

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:  Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.   VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service.  This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

 

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


HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the right side of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

YOU MUST INCLUDE VA FORM 10-2850c IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VACANCY.   You may upload the completed form to your USAJOBS or Application Manager account if you apply online.  Then you can use the uploaded form again and again when applying for future vacancies.  Please see this guide (http://www4.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/uploading-and-using-documents-online.doc) for more information on uploading and re-using the form in your applications.  Other required forms and documents can also be saved in your account and used the same way.  Applicants are urged to apply online; this process is much easier and faster.

Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application, just reapply through your account in USAJOBS.  Check your account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login) to see the status of your application after applying, including any messages that may have been sent to you.

If you cannot apply online:

  1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire: View Occupational Questionnaire.
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire: http://www.opm.gov./forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.
  3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with all supporting documents to (478)757-3144.  Your 1203FX form must be placed on top of all materials being faxed and will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
  4. Keep a copy of your fax receipt in case verification is needed.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:

  1. Complete this cover page  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following Vacancy ID: 995043.  You must use this fax cover sheet in order for your documents to be matched with your online application.
  2. Fax your documents to (478)757-3144.

The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, December 12, 2013.

 

Need additional assistance on How To Apply Online: Click on the link for the Application Manager Quick Start Guide.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  1. CV or Resume.
  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at  http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).
  3. Occupational Questionnaire
  4. Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OF306.pdf).  This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.
  5. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 (required).   Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).  
  6. If currently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).

 

Mailed documents will not be accepted

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Leanna B. Seyler
Phone: (937)268-6511x1242
Email: LEANNA.SEYLER@VA.GOV
Agency Information:
VHA Dayton VAMC
Department of Veteran Affairs
4100 West Third Street
HRM Service
Dayton, OH
45428

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-552-14-995043

Control Number:

355417800