Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST in Chico, California

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

Opened Wednesday 10/5/2016 (21 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (0 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1818551

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.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. 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.

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Special Employment Consideration: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.



The incumbent will operate independently and without direction supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of diagnostic radiology examinations and procedures for the Radiology Department. The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently performs routine radiographic examination of head, trunk, and extremities for diagnosis of illnesses or injuries.

  • Oversees the scheduling of exams to ensure patients will be seen in a timely manner.

  • Operates highly technical computerized radiographic equipment.

  • Troubleshoots when computers indicate equipment errors and is able to make minor repairs and/or adjustments.

  • Alters images prior to being digitally sent to reading stations for optimum visualization.

  • Maintains effective control of Radiology areas by coordinating, planning, organizing, and executing the work potential to expedite work flow patterns within the Departments.

  • Creates, implements, critiques, and prepares all written and oral reports of up-to-date data necessary for the completion of continuous and/or problem-focus Quality Assurance monitors.

  • Keeps abreast of technological advances in the fields of Radiology and incorporates these advances in the fields of Radiology and Cardiology.

  • Provides training and in-service program aids to aid in the instruction of staff.

  • Establishes written procedures and protocol for use with new medical equipment.

  • Receives and interprets all radiology requests.

  • Inputs pertinent radiology information into computer.

  • Registers, requests, cancels, and edits exams via the computer Radiology Information System (RIS).

  • Compiles computer generated x-ray reports and distributes to appropriate Clinics and physicians.

  • Practices radiation safety to reduce exposure to patients, staff, and self.**

Functional Statement Title:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, GS-647-8


Rotating Shifts:No

Required to Work Holidays or Weekends:No

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position:Yes

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

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 Drug Testing Position - Drug testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.


Citizenship: Must be citizen of the United States

English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English

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.

Certifications: American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and Basic Life Support (BLS)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level of federal service. This experience must be directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies needed to provide services as a radiologic technologist. Examples of specialized experience may include: performs a substantially full range of duties but receives guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues; and may have provided service in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.

You must also demonstrate the following technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):

  1. Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines.

  2. Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed.

  3. Knowledge of patient's clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results.

  4. Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed.

  5. Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers.

  6. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.


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, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, available in the local Human Resources Office.

PLEASE 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: 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: Light to Moderate lifting and carrying, up to 44 pounds; straight pulling; reaching above shoulders; use of both hands and fingers required; walking, standing; crawling; kneeling; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted).

REASONABLE ACCOMODATIONS: This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive your complete application package (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 resume 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 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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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:**

Other Information

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: $44,335.00 to $57,631.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Supervisory Status: No


Control Number: 452540100

Job Announcement Number: 612-17-RL-1818551-BU