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Job Title: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Cleveland, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 02/09/2018
Expire Date: 04/10/2018
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Job Description
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

The Northeast Ohio VA Healthcare System is recruiting for a Part-time Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. The Part-time Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist will function in Radiology Service. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist duties include:

  • Receiving patients and explaining the entire procedure, positioning the patient, selecting and setting up radiographic equipment for correct MAS, KV and time.
  • Setting up and adjusting necessary radiographic equipment required and making scout films and final exposures necessary for the requested procedures.
  • Performing radiographs examination of all kinds in the operating room.
  • Performing radiographic examination using Computed Radiology (CR) or Digital Radiography (DR) Systems.
  • Setting up the radiographic rooms, making sure the required sterile supplies, catheters, contrast materials or other required equipment are on hand and readily available.
  • Assisting Radiologist with fluoroscopy procedures such as air contrast studies of the gastrointestinal system, cholangiograms, genitourogram and tomograms.
  • Using a wide array of fluoroscopic contrast material i.e., barium, ionic and non-ionic injectable contrast, water-soluble contrast for preparation and usage during procedures.
  • Preparing and administering contrast media orally or by enema under close control or observation of a radiologist.
  • Monitoring vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure as required by the patient's condition and notifying radiologist of significant changes.
  • Protecting patients, co-workers and visitors from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • Instructing students in all aspects of their profession, including radiologic and surgical procedures.
  • Inputting data correctly into computer to assure proper registration, patient data and accuracy of workload statistics.
  • Maintaining pertinent records of technical factors used, patients examined, views taken and examination performed.
  • Assessing laboratory values via Vista (Bun, Creatine, etc.) and taking thorough patient history pertaining to contrast injection.
  • Monitoring the patient for any contrast reaction.
Work Schedule: Monday and Friday, 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with every other Saturday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)
Hourly Rate: Hourly rate for this position ranges from $20.80 - $30.45.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not RequiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Certification: Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
  • 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.
Grade Determinations:

GS-5: No additional requirements beyond the basic requirements.

GS-6: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or the successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

Examples of experience include:
  • Operating and monitoring commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision.
  • Functioning somewhat independently in carrying out standardized procedures of limited complexity.
  • Reporting any deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations to a supervisor.
  • Utilizing Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and positioning.
  • Knowledge of all patient safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment.
  • Ability to learn basic computer functions.
GS-7: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level or the successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled.

Examples of experience include:
  • Performing examinations which are routine and standardized in nature.
  • Explaining exams to patients in terms they can understand as well as potential hazards.
  • Troubleshooting equipment used for diagnostic radiology and exercise extreme caution in the handling and safeguarding of all radiation producing equipment.
  • Reporting major equipment malfunctions within a timely manner to service representatives, and assisting higher graded technicians in performing more complicated examinations.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the technical adequacy of the digital image, including the ability to adjust the image quality in the digital system.
  • Knowledge of different contrast material required for the requested study.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques, appropriate beam limitation to anatomical area, and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures
  • Knowledge of the function of computed radiography, Phosphor cassettes and CR readers.
  • Knowledge of PACS, and basic computer skills.
GS-8: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.

Examples of experience include:
  • Performing a full range of duties while receiving guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues.
  • Performing procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers.
  • Producing radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body.
  • Preparing and administering contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following 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 record, 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 the customer base, 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.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57 Part II, Appendix G25
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-8.
Physical Requirements: The physical requirements for the position include heavy lifting, 45 pounds or more, moderate carrying, up to 44 pounds, pushing for an hour, reaching above shoulder level, walking and standing up to six hours, and repeated bedding for up to three hours.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume (when listing previous employment please include month and year).
  • Your most recent SF-50 that shows title, series, and grade.
  • If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade, you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade in addition to your last or most recent SF-50 indicating proof of status. Note: Your SF-50 must reflect the grade and step information equivalent to or greater than the grade lower than the position you are applying to. This may not always be your most recent SF-50. You may need to submit more than one SF-50.
  • If prior military service, include all copies of your DD-214 or proof of service as well as proof of disability, if applicable. You must submit your documentation showing character of discharge.
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Certification: Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
  • 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.
Grade Determinations:

GS-5: No additional requirements beyond the basic requirements.

GS-6: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or the successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

Examples of experience include:
  • Operating and monitoring commonly used equipment performing routine procedures under normal supervision.
  • Functioning somewhat independently in carrying out standardized procedures of limited complexity.
  • Reporting any deviations from regular procedures, unanticipated problems, and unfamiliar situations to a supervisor.
  • Utilizing Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure.
  • Knowledge of anatomy and positioning.
  • Knowledge of all patient safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment.
  • Ability to learn basic computer functions.
GS-7: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level or the successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled.

Examples of experience include:
  • Performing examinations which are routine and standardized in nature.
  • Explaining exams to patients in terms they can understand as well as potential hazards.
  • Troubleshooting equipment used for diagnostic radiology and exercise extreme caution in the handling and safeguarding of all radiation producing equipment.
  • Reporting major equipment malfunctions within a timely manner to service representatives, and assisting higher graded technicians in performing more complicated examinations.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge of the technical adequacy of the digital image, including the ability to adjust the image quality in the digital system.
  • Knowledge of different contrast material required for the requested study.
  • Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques, appropriate beam limitation to anatomical area, and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures
  • Knowledge of the function of computed radiography, Phosphor cassettes and CR readers.
  • Knowledge of PACS, and basic computer skills.
GS-8: Must possess at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.

Examples of experience include:
  • Performing a full range of duties while receiving guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues.
  • Performing procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers.
  • Producing radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body.
  • Preparing and administering contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following 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 record, 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 the customer base, 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.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/57 Part II, Appendix G25
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-8.
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