Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Inscription House, Arizona

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following locations:
  • Inscription House, AZ
  • Kayenta, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 1/19/2016 (275 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (72 day(s) away)

Job Overview

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). The IHS goal is to raise Indian health status to the highest possible level. IHS provides leadership and direction to programs and activities designed to improve health outcomes to over 1.9 million AI/AN through a system of IHS, Tribal, and Urban operated facilities and programs.

The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan/Merit Promotion Plan (ESEP/MPP) procedures. Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-16-KA-1603734-ESEP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered

This position is located at the Kayenta Service Unit, Inscription House Health Center, Radiology Department, Inscription House, AZ. The purpose of this position is to perform technical operations of Computerized Radiology equipment to provide x-ray studies for diagnosis and treatment of patients for medical problems needing special views and similar hard to detect lesions in the body.


Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job. This position is located at Inscription House Health Center, Radiology Department, Inscription House, AZ. The incumbent:

  • Performs computerized radiography with GE Proteus XR/a equipment and operates teleradiology equipment and PAC's equipment and all standard diagnostic x-ray procedures.
  • Receives patient, explains methods of procedure, positions patient and makes exposures necessary for requested examination. Independently makes standard examinations.
  • Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning, number and exposure factors, etc., to satisfy requirements.
  • Schedules patients for examinations; evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures; rearranges patient priorities for accommodation purposes; maintains records of patients treated, examinations performed and images taken; maintains permanent record of examination by entering proper information into Radiology Information System. Performs appropriate clerical filing and maintains orderly records as needed.
Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required to attend meetings and/or trainings.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a pre-employment background
  • investigation, which will include a fingerprint check.
  • If applicable-Selective Service registration (Males born after 12/31/59)
  • U.S. Citizenship is required

To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the position for which you are applying. Your resume is key in evaluating your experience, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your work experience.


Note: Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

(l) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others. (2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence as determined by OPM or the employing agency.

All applicants, however, must meet the requirements below.


For GS-5: Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program.

Successful completion of a course for medical radiologic technicians in the Armed Forces is qualifying on a month-for-month basis up to the l year of specialized experience required for GS-5.

GS-6: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level.

GS-7: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level.

GS-8: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level.

Specialized Experience: For positions at GS-5 through GS-08: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment.


Education and Training: Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Saturday, December 31, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Sensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Applicant MUST verify the completeness and successful submission of their applications by logging into the USAJobs Application Manager to check the “Status”. Your qualifications for the job will be reviewed against other applicants to determine, if you will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interviews. We will notify you of the outcome after each of these steps have been completed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Other Information

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

Recruitment incentive (may or may not) be authorized.


The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending, lifting, and carrying of moderately heavy items such as cassettes for fast film changers and jugs of film processing chemicals. Positioning of patients who are unconscious or disabled requires considerable effort and working in awkward positions; heavy lifting of totally incapacitated patients is performed only with the help of other radiology staff.

Incumbent is subject to work evening, weekends, rotating shifts and holidays. In the event of an emergency situation employee may be required to report for duty outside of scheduled shift.

  • Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $35,798.00 to $58,151.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-05/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 426940600

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-KA-1603738-DHA