Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) in Kayenta, Arizona

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

Opened Wednesday 4/20/2016 (188 day(s) ago)

** Closes Saturday 12/31/2016 (67 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-1685399-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, Division of Clinical Services, Radiology Branch, Kayenta, AZ. It will provide specialized diagnostic and therapeutic medical services on an inpatient and outpatient basis in the area of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, and Obstetrics/Gynecology. The purpose of this position is to serve as Computed Topographer (CT) technologist in performing technical operations of the CT section on computerized axial tomography equipment.


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 Kayenta Health Center, Division of Clinical Services, Radiology Dept., Kayenta, AZ. The incumbent:

  • Performs computerized axial tomographic scanning of the head and/or body. Produces ionizing within a safe permissible range as to achieve quality radiographs; provides proper patient protection in accordance with prescribed safety standards related to radiographic examination. Serves the confidence and cooperation of the patient during examination procedures; assists physicians and radiologists in administering opaque media for all prescribed radiographic examination.
  • Schedules patients for examination, evaluates request for critical or emergency procedures and adjusts schedule to accommodate patients of a higher priority. Receives patient, explains procedures and transfers patient to table for examination. Explores methods or procedures, positions patient and makes the exposures necessary for requested examination.
  • Assists in quality control activities, which include but are not limited to making minor adjustments to equipment such as setting up step wedges and when necessary changing transverse length adjusters. Performs daily required calibration tests and recording appropriate equipment errors in the log. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and contacts appropriate CT service engineer.
  • Practices sterile technique and prevents cross-contamination in various examinations. Ensures that sterile supplies, contrast materials catheters and other required equipment are present and laid out. Maintains patient records, x-ray file folders, check out files, quality assurance records, current operating policy manuals and other materials as necessary to insure adequate patient treatment and referral as necessary. Assists in keeping repair and maintenance records of the radiographic unit.
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.


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: GS-09: One year specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-8 grade level.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 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.

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.

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. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Incumbent will be subject to emergency overtime and will be required to take emergency call. As required, the incumbent may be required to work rotating shifts, days, evenings, and holidays to provide continuity of services.

Position is subject to standby, callback, overtime, etc. Thus the incumbent may be called in to cover unexpected absences within his/her regularly assigned work unit in order to ensure that there is no interruption of either direct or support healthcare services. The incumbent may also be called to work, required to stay at work, and/or assigned to emergency duties/duty stations during situations when the Incident Command protocol is implemented or exercised. Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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: $49,958.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-09/09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 436621200

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-KA-1685484-DHA