Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Routines/Fluoroscopy) in San Antonio, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
3 vacancies in the following location:
- San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
Opened Wednesday 8/10/2016 (78 day(s) ago)
** Closes Friday 12/30/2016 (64 day(s) away)
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1770178* *
- 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. 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 http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
City of San Antonio Information: http://www.sanantonio.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 Appointing Authority.*
IMPORTANT NOTICE:All applicants applying for this position are required to submit an Application For Associated Health Occupations VA Form 10-2850c. This form and instructions can be found in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement. You will not be considered if you do not complete and submit this document.
The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the elected candidate.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
This Job announcement is an open continuous job announcement which will be used to collect applications from applicants and fill vacant positions as they become available.
To ensure continued interest and availability, your application is only valid for 6 months (180 days) or until the closing date of this announcement, whichever comes first.
You will receive an email notification to remind you to re-verify your continued interest.
The position is located in Imaging Service at the Veterans Administration South Texas Health Care System, San Antonio, Texas. Incumbent is the designated radiology technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of all diagnostic radiology examinations and fluoroscopic x-ray procedures. This may include the Kerrville Division, North Central Federal Clinic, and Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic, as needed. Candidate will be expected to work various tours of duty (days, weekends, evenings, nights) with possible on-call tours and will be subject to a rotating holiday schedule. These exams are performed with and without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to assist with diagnostic studies and therapeutic interventional pain management procedures. While achieving diagnostic studies so the proper diagnosis and treatment may be accomplished.
- Performs standard radiographic examination of the head, trunk and extremities for diagnoses of illness and injuries. Receives patients and explains examinations to be performed, ensuring patients are properly attired and prepared before positioning patient for requested examination.
- Assist radiologist in complex fluoroscopic examinations which require incumbent to prepare and administer intravenous, oral, and/or rectal contrast media.
- Trains employees and student technologist, coordinates radiation safety, receives patients and explains procedures, prepares x-ray room and equipment, performs portable and pediatric radiography on wards, in clinic, operating room, emergency room (Triage), and recovery room.
- Maintains records of patients examined, and studies performed in the hospital information systems.
- Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges patient priorities to accommodate these more urgent priorities.
- Explains exams to competent patients so that the patient understands what is to be done as well as what hazards, if any, is possible.
- Identifies properly patient images using left and right markers.
- Performs operator maintenance on equipment, as required.
- Maintains current knowledge of the developments in the field of allied health sciences as related to Radiologic technology and maintains current American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) registration.
*Tour of duty: *This announcement will be utilized to fill more than one position and the tour of duty and shift is to be determined on a case-by-case basis. This may including a day shift tour, swing shift and/or evening tour of duty, and/or may also include working weekends and/or holidays.
Functional Statement Title/#:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Routines/Fluoroscopy), 000000
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- Not Required
- U. S. Citizenship is required.
- Must pass pre-employment physical examination
- English Language Proficiency required
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- Male applicants born after 12/31/1959, register with Selective Service
- ### Qualifications
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement Friday, December 30, 2016
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship is required.
- 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 American Registry of Radiologic Technology (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). Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
- English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient is spoken and written and written English.
* EXPERIENCE:* At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-07) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
GS-08 Grade Level
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAS):
- Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines;
- Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed;
- Knowledge of patient's clinical records, diagnosis, and laboratory results;
- Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed;
- Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with customer based, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers;
- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.
CREDITABLE EXPERIENCE: 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.
Assignments:Employees at this grade level serve as staff Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists 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 services.
*IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. *
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27, Medical Instrument Technician athttp://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc* . VA Handbook 5005 is available in the local Human Resources Office.*
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * 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: The following physical requirements are required for this position:
Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over;
Moderate lifting, 15 - 44 pounds;
Light lifting, under 15 pounds;
Light carrying, under 15 pounds;
Straight pulling (2 hours);
Pushing (4 hours);
Use of both hands;
Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over;
Kneeling (2 hours);
Reaching above shoulder;
Use of fingers;
Walking (4 hours);
Standing (4 hours);
Repeated bending (2 hours);
Both legs are required.
What To Expect Next
After we receive application packages (including any 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 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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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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
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: $44,335.00 to $57,631.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08
Promotion Potential: 08
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 446927800
Job Announcement Number: VHA-671-16-JMH-1770178BU