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Job Title:  Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT), GS-0647-09
Department:  Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:  Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:  VHA-593-14-AJ1004796TI

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year
Friday, November 29, 2013 to Thursday, December 19, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Las Vegas, NV View Map
United States Citizens
Public Trust - Background Investigation


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1004796.  Submit Vacancy Announcement number on all documents.

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? 


VHA provides patient centered care, delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning and continuous improvement. The Veteran's experience and health outcomes are improved with an emphasis on prevention through healing relationships in an optimal healing environment. 
We are seeking new team members interested in working in this environment.  We are looking for team members that possess high energy, a strong work ethic, integrity, who are kind and empathetic, have a sense of humor, and who enjoy working for a collaborative, team-oriented system.  The team member must be willing to build customer confidence by professional dress and demeanor.
We invite you to apply to become part of a team of professionals engaged in promoting positive organizational change to improve business outcomes and create a positive healthcare experience for patients, families, and caregivers.
Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area.  In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in two community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson and Pahrump. VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System continues to expand and improve our services.  Please take a brief moment to view the progress and construction updates on the new hospital and community living center in North Las Vegas.  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.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to


  • Not Required


  • No


  • 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
  • Certification by the American Society of Radiology Technologist (ARRT)
  • VA Form 10-2850c is required to attach to your application


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The incumbent will perform technical work in support of diagnostic radiology under the direction of a Radiologist.
• Performs head and body Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) Scans using standard and non-standard procedures;
• Assures all necessary preparations and supplies are available to complete requested examinations;
• Accurately administers properly dated oral, rectal and injectable contrast material according to established sterile techniques and procedures;
• Receives patients, explains procedures, positions patients appropriately and performs required examinations and has knowledge of patient’s clinical record, diagnosis and laboratory results as relates to requested study.  Monitors patient’s condition as required and takes appropriate action in emergent situations with radiologists assistance and guidance.
• Maintains permanent storage of scans on optical disk and has the ability to record and retrieve information from this archival system.
• Balances the needs of the patients and staff while performing complex scans and procedures.
• Interprets the examination request accurately and understands the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs.
DUTY LOCATION:  Southern Nevada Healthcare System, 6900 North Pecos, North Las Vegas NV 89086
DUTY HOURS:  Various rotating shifts, (day, afternoon, evenings) to include weekends & holidays.

RECRUITMENT/RELOCATION INCENTIVES:  Recruitment Incentives ARE NOT authorized for this position.


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a. Citizenship.  Citizen of the United States.

b. Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Failure to submit a copy of this certification will result in loss of further consideration.

c. 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), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology. Applicants must submit a copy of the transcript with your application packet.

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 Education 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.


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


Specialized Experience. Completion of 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) in the federal service or 4 years experience in the private sector directly releted to the position of General Radiologic Technology and must fully meet the competencies described at that level.  Examples of those core competencies are: knowledgeable in specialized equipment employed for digital subtraction systems and interventional procedures, ability to perform neuroangiography, peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities, ability to administer contrast media under the supervision of a staff radiologist, ability to determine the technical adequacy of the digital image, knowledge of calibration parameters, and ability to monitor patient’s physiologic changes during the procedure, and perform general radiology (DRT) exams.

Certification. Certification by ARRT in other specialized modalities is highly desirable, in addition to certification by ARRT as a general radiologic technologist.

Assignments.  For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.

As part of the Occupational Questionnaire, you will be rated on your overall knowledge, skills, work experience, and ability to perform the specialized tasks that the position entails.  Written responses for these competency factors may be requested at a later time.  Examples of these competency factors are:

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

                (1) Ability to balance the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures

                (2)  Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;

                (3)  Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;

                (4)  Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;

                (5)  Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions

                (6)  Knowledgeable in pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.  


References:  VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G25.

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: 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: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; walking 3 hours, standing 3 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stability.

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
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates 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 the VA are covered by Title 38 and are not covered by the Schedule A Excepted Appointment Authority.results, and patient satisfaction.


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


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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


This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 


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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
Thursday, December 19, 2013 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 USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

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,, 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.


The following documents are required:
• Resume
• VHA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (available at   (This is a required form and must be submitted with your application).
• Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire
• Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at  (required).  
• 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, (plus the proof required by the SF 15), available at  
• If current or former federal employee, include your latest SF-50 – Notification of Personnel Action.   This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.   (No AWARDS SF-50 will be accepted) you must provide a copy of your last or most recent SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action."   This is the most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status (If you are a career or a career-conditional employee) and identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). (Available in your e-OPF)
• Transcripts. Failure to submit a copy of this certification will result in loss of further consideration.

• Copy of certification in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).  Failure to submit a copy of this certification will result in loss of further consideration.

If you fail to provide these documents, you will marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

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):
To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1004796.

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
Thursday, December 19, 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:
Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire
View Occupational QuestionnaireView Occupational Questionnaire

  1. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items  
  2. 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.


Teresa Inch
Phone: (702)754-5033
Agency Information:
VHA Southern Nevada HCS Las Vegas
1127 South Rancho Drive
Las Vegas , NV


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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