Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Providence, Rhode Island

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
  • Providence, RI
Work Schedule is Intermittent - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/9/2016 (76 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 11/9/2016 (16 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):1768153

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. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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?

These three Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist positions are located in the Diagnostic Imaging Service and are bargaining unit positions. These are permanent intermittent positions. These positions have variable work schedules (including holidays) and must have availability for after-hours procedures.

This position requires the following:

  • Must be able to train for a minimum of 40 hours over a 6 week period (24 hours of the training must be on the 8:00AM to 4:30PM tour).
  • Must be able to attend a mandatory three day agency orientation (separate from 40 hours of clinical training)
  • Must have some availability to provide evening and weekend shift coverage.

*This position is open till filled*

This is an open continuous announcement which will remain open until Wednesday, November 09, 2016. This vacancy has multiple cut-off dates, with the first cut off date being August 23, 2016 with subsequent cut-off dates every 14 days. Management retains the right to make additional selections as positions become available.

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.

  • Performs and coordinates all gastrointestinal and fluoroscopic x-ray procedures, chest fluoroscopy, gall bladders, barium enemas, upper GIs and portable C-arm fluoroscopy support in the Operation Room.
  • Explains fluoroscopy procedures to patients, prepares patients for exams, prepares oral or injectable contrasts, and assists Radiologists in obtaining diagnostic images.
  • Performs routine, moderately complex, radiographic procedures, including Bone Density as trained and assigned.
  • Explains exams to patients so that they understand what is to be done as well as any hazards, if any. May be required to monitor vital signs, recognize allergic reactions, and initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Responsible to radiologist(s) and supervisor(s) for the quality and quantity of radiographic exams performed in order to assure a high level of acceptability of radiographs while minimizing patient radiation dosage.
  • Performs CR/DR processing procedures.
  • Identifies scheduled procedures for the following day, and plans/coordinates activities around physician availability. Ensures that exams are not delayed or cancelled due to lack of preparation.
  • Provides periodic written reports of accomplishments, statistical data, and proposals for improved effectiveness, quality assurance, cost containment, state of equipment, and equipment needs to supervisor.

A copy of the functional statement for this position can be made available upon request, after the closing date of vacancy announcement.

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.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • 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.
  • Must pass pre-employment examination.
  • ARRT(R) Certification is required.

Basic Requirements

U.S. Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.

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.

Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).

Experience: At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the provision of services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.

Preferred Experience: Three (3) years of Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist experience in an Operating Room and in Fluoroscopy.

Grade Determinations: You will be rated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics/KSAOs):


  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; and

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

Note: 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: This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your résumé/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

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: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. The work involves walking, standing, or repeated bending. Incumbent works extensively with the hospital computer systems therefore the incumbent will be typing often. Must be able to work alone with protracted or irregular hours of work.

Security Clearance


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. You may or may not be interviewed.


Intermittent Positions: Intermittent employees are not eligible to earn leave and do not receive the other fringe benefits provided to career civil service employees. Employees are not eligible for coverage under the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, Federal Government Life Insurance program, or the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Other Information

Additional Information:

  • May be subject to satisfactory completion of our credentialing process.
  • May be subject to a probationary period.
  • 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.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Salary Range: $55,567.00 to $67,195.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 446539800

Job Announcement Number: DQ-16-JJS-1768153-SR-BU