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Employment Type:
Intern/Co-op
Posted:
8/7/2016
Job Category:
Technician
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Job Description

Performs special procedure radiographic exams for the patients of this facility. Examinations include, but are not limited to: visceral and peripheral angiography, coil placement, thrombolysis, vessel embolization, and many other procedures in the realm of interventional radiography. Operates complex equipment including: digital substraction angiography computer, a microprocessor controlled c-arm, and automated high pressure injector.

The incumbent will:

* Familiarize self with creating and maintaining a sterile environment, as well as with sheaths, wires, and catheters.

* "Scrub in" when needed, working closly with the Radiologist in positioning of catheters and wires and film sequences.

* Be knowledgable of cardiac, blood pressure and respiratory monitoring.

* Transfer patients from stretcher of wheelchair to radiographic table.

* Prepare room, equipment and material needed for patient procedures

* Follow prescribed protocols required to perform procedures

* Set up of angio tray, manifold, preparation of patients, operation and maintenance and recording of hemodynamic data using a specliaized multichannel, multifunctional electronic recorder.

* Advance preparation and operation of various other equipment using in obtaining physiologic measurements in the Interventional Suite. Maintains data logs of materials used during procedures.

* Participate in on-call or standby to provide 24 hour, 7 day a week coverage and will participate in the departmental in-service program.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday day shift, on call mandatory

Functional Statement Title/#:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist/000000

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Certification in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT)(R).
  • 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 certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.

Preferred Experience:

* Specialized experience in Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization

* Certification in Vascular Intervention (VI) and/or Cardiac Intervention (CI).

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.

Grade Determinations:

* GS-7: At least 1 year of experience at the GS-6 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting OR successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field related to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

* GS-8: At least 1 year of experience at the GS-7 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting.

* GS-9: At least 1 year of experience at the GS-8 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting.

Physical 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"; Hearing (aid permitted).

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:


*Resume

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, etc. You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans" Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), or 10pt (CP/CPS, XPP, XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP), on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. A legible copy of your DD214(s) indicating character of service, disability certification, SF-15 (if claiming 10 pt. preference) or if you are currently serving on active duty and expected to be released or discharged within 120 days; documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Documentation is required for eligibility verification.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 1770612.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.


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Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship.  Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Certification in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT)(R).
  • 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 certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.

Preferred Experience:

·         Specialized experience in Interventional Radiology and Cardiac Catheterization

·         Certification in Vascular Intervention (VI) and/or Cardiac Intervention (CI).

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.

 

 

Grade Determinations:

·         GS-7: At least 1 year of experience at the GS-6 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting OR successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field related to diagnostic radiology/imaging. 

·         GS-8:  At least 1 year of experience at the GS-7 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting.

·         GS-9:  At least 1 year of experience at the GS-8 grade level that demonstrates the core competencies needed to provide general radiologic technology services in a therapeutic setting.

 

About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To be eligibile candidates must: 

  • have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

  • have successfully passed the NCLEX-RN exam and hold an active, unrestricted license by the start of the program, but have no RN experience. 

  • be able to work full time on day shift with preceptors and mentors.

  • sign a statement of commitment. 

  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

  • Send cover letter & resume to Cynthia.Golden2@va.gov.

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