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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT/MRI)


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    This position is located in the Imaging Service, VA Loma Linda Health Care System and performs a variety of both Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations. The CT and MRI position includes all types of routine and specialized exams within the multiple services and patient care areas in the hospital.

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    Responsibilities

    Duties include but not limited to:
    • Incumbent performs both Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exams as a Dual Specialty Modality on a routine daily basis.
    • This individual must be expert in performing both modalities, and be able to prioritize the urgency of their work to maintain optimum patient care in both areas.
    • Performs CT and MRI examinations in multiple planes, including axial, coronals, sagittals and dynamic blood flow studies of the head and/or body.
    • Works independently in performing CT and MRI examinations, confers with radiologists only to establish the requirements of nonstandard examinations, and determines technical requirements of the CT and MRI examinations.
    • Independently reviews each requisition to assure that the patient history and area of complaint is consistent with the exam requested.
    • May interview the patient to obtain additional clinical information, and if needed will contact the clinician and/or clinic that made the request for clarification and may recommend a more appropriate exam to order.
    • Performs daily pre-procedure calibrations on the scanner and interprets the information to determine if the scanner is within diagnostic specification.
    • Reviews patient's lab results prior to performing the exam to verify that the patient can safely receive IV contrast.
    • Uses a wide variety of computerized equipment specific to CT, as well as be proficient with the use of power injector systems, patient monitoring devices, colon insufflators, 3D workstations and the PACS, WEBPACS computer viewing station software.
    • Assures that the MRI Patient Safety Data questionnaire is completely answered, and if there are any areas of concern, is responsible for resolving the issues before moving forward.
    • May make an independent judgment to obtain additional images, perform post processing functions such as MIPs, vascular isolation, e-Dimensional reconstructions, or use a different processing algorhythm to better achieve the diagnostic objective.
    Work Schedule: Full-Time, Multiple Schedules (Incumbent will be required to work either an AM/PM/Night shift, on-call, weekends and holidays)
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    This announcement is open continuous and qualified applicants will be referred for consideration on a weekly basis.

    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    10

  • Job family (Series)
    0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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  • Requirements
    Help Requirements 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
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications
    Basic Requirements:
    • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
    • Certification. All applicants must be certified in general Radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). (Copy of Certification required)
    • 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. (Must submit transcripts)
    • Physical requirements: See below.
    • English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
    Grade Determinations:
    GS-10: Advanced ARRT Required Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.

    Experience required for GS-10: Completion of at least one (1) year of directly related specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) that demonstrates the clinical competencies to function as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists. Specialized experience that is directly related to this position includes: Knowledge of Computerized Radiography (CR), Direct Radiology (DR), Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS); specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or multi-splice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations; additional knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging.

    Must Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required: In addition to the experience above, 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.
    d. Knowledge and skill in positioning of patients for a wide variety of difficult radiographic (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, etc.) studies.

    References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard GS-647

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is at the GS-10 grade level.

    Physical Requirements: This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Technician must be on feet the full 8 hour work day. Must carry CT and MRI accessories such as coils, phantom, holders, box of contrast, cassettes, and other accessories weighing approx. 15 to 25 pounds; from the x-ray room to the x-ray dark room; Must be able to lift/assist a patient from a wheelchair or gurney to the x-ray tables/gantry. ; Must be able to work in a small dark room developing films; Must be able to push heavy portable x-ray machines to all wards throughout the hospital.

    Education
    IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

    Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ . 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html .

    Additional information

    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.

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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    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.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Public Trust - Background Investigation

    Drug test required
    No

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • VA Form 10-2850c and ARRT Certifications (CT/MRI)
    • Resume
    • Transcript


    VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search . (Required)
    ARRT and Advanced ARRT Certification in CT and MRI (Copy of Certifications Required)

    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
    • DD-214
    • OF-306
    • VA Form 10-2850c and ARRT Certifications (CT/MRI)
    • Other Veterans Document
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50
    • Transcript


    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and 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 Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    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.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/12/2018 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 USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  • Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

  • NOTE: 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 USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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    Agency contact information Corina Bass

    Phone
    2547270952
    Email
    CORINA.BASS@VA.GOV

    Address

    Jerry L Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital
    11201 Benton Street
    Loma Linda, CA 92357
    US

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    Next steps

    Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/510587700 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Posted
09/20/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Loma Linda, CA, US