Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (General) in Tucson, Arizona

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Tucson, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Thursday 12/1/2016 (7 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 12/14/2016 (6 day(s) away)

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1861992

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ **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.

PLEASE READ THE ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY AND SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.

Duties

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is currently recruiting for one (1) Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (General) to work in our Radiology Service Line located in Tucson, AZ. The incumbent will perform routine to moderately complex radiographic examination procedures. These exams are achieved by using diagnostic x-ray equipment such as fluoroscopic units, DR, CR and other general diagnostic units. Incumbent of this position is susceptible to on-call duty. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable solutions such as cystogram, cholangiograms fistulagrams, arthrography, myelography and for the purpose of performing oral and rectal exams of the GI tract.

  • Perform examinations of the head, trunk and extremities for routine examinations and for diagnosis of illness and/or injuries of accident victims.

  • Practice radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patient, staff and self.

  • Perform bone density examinations (dexa scans).

  • Perform basic monitoring practices (BP, placement of EKG leads, 02, Pulse Oximetry, ProPac, sterile technique) related to radiography including emergency cardiac arrest procedures (CPR).

  • Send correct images to the PAC's system.

  • Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients. Edits, registers, and status tracks (exams), patients in the computerized Radiology Information System (RIS) as well as the work list management portion of the HIS-RIS interface.

  • Cooperative and work with a diverse group of employees.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses NOT authorized for this position. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On-call, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays.

Functional Statement Title/#: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

a. Citizenship. Must be a 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).

c. 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 is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education.

d. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written english in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a.

Note: 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 Educational 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.

GS-8 Assignments. Employees at this grade level serve as staff DRTs at the full performance level. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology service.

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.

References: VA Handbook 5005/77 Part II Appendix G25. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

Physical Requirements:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Functional Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Heavy Carrying (45 lbs and over); Straight Pulling (up to 1 hour); Pushing (1 – 2 hours); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 3 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Good distant vision in one eye and ability to w/o strain, printed material the size of typewritten, glasses OK; Hearing (aid permitted); Ability to hear the whispered voice with or w/o hearing aid.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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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BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: 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.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $46,523.00 to $58,151.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 457984600

Job Announcement Number: PM-17-MAL-1861992-BU