The Interventional Radiology Supervisor has overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of Interventional Radiology. The IR Supervisor is involved in ensuring compliance with ACR Accreditation Requirements. Oversee compliance of specific FDA, VHA, and Joint Commission stands as they pertain to Interventional Radiology. Performs and demonstrates proficiency and understanding in a variety of routine to complex interventional procedures at a technical level for diagnostic purpose.Learn more about this agency
- Develops and maintains a schedule for technologists.
- Trains new technologists in new and established procedures.
- Triages exams to prioritize scheduled and routine patients as well as accommodate emergency patients.
- Confers with Radiologists to determine requirement for nonstandard exams
- Coordinates the repair and installation of all new and established IR equipment with Biomedical Engineering.
- Practices radiation safety to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self.
- Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients.
- Properly identifies patient images.
- Responsible for stocking and inventory of all supplies and related materials
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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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
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Must possess ARRT certication
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
QualificationsBasic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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. (Transcripts or certification required with application.)
Certification: All applicants must be certified in general Radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). (Proof of certification required with application)
Qualification for the GS-10: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9) directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
At this grade level, it is expected that such assignments be unique, perhaps with expert specialization in complex areas of Radiologic technology. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk.
*a. Thorough knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices and techniques including concepts of accumulated dosage and genetic changes;
*b. Skill to recognize changes in equipment and procedures that might result in increased exposures, and ability to recommend methods to prevent such exposures;
*c. Knowledge of basic physics including concepts of energy, electric power, magnetic fields, and properties of x-ray, in order to understand the operation of the equipment; and
d. Knowledge and skill in positioning of patients for a wide variety of difficult radiographic (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, etc.) studies.
Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. Functions as a supervisor for a group of DRTs which may include support staff. Evaluates new products and equipment, making recommendations to supervisor concerning upgrades/new purchases that would improve operations. Informs higher level management of anticipated staffing variances and informally recommends promotions, reassignments, or other personnel changes such as retention or release of probationary employees, and recommending recognition of superior performance in the diagnostic radiologic area. Directs the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Experience must demonstrate practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
*a. Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation;
b. Skill to evaluate quality management procedures and processes;
*c. Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity;
*d. Skill to develop new policies and guidelines as needed; and
e. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.
Education: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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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If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
NOTE: Internal applicants within the VA Long Beach Healthcare System will be referred first, according to the local Master Labor Agreement. All other eligible and qualified candidates will be referred after internal candidates have been considered.
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
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
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.
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How to Apply
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Agency contact information
AddressLong Beach VA Medical Center
5901 East Seventh Street
Long Beach, CA 90822
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