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8/7/2016
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The incumbent is the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in the Imaging Service. He/She has full responsibility for technical aspects and patient care functions within the interventional radiography section and has full supervisory responsibility for for a staff of nonsupervisory personnel at the GS-9 or lower level.The incumbent must coordinate/schedule staffing for all areas of the Interventional imaging area, to include Operating Room, Interventional Radiology, and Cardiac Catheterization. Staffing includes full time staff, providing 24/7 coverage, including on call coverage. Must be competent in all exams of the imaging department to test competency on technologists to include all inteventional and cardiac catherization procedures.

  • The incumbent is responsible for the performance of the individuals within the interventional radiology section of the imaging service for all tours.
  • Provide orientation and training to employees within his/her section
  • Schedule break and lunch periods for employees within his/her section
  • Coordinate vacation coverage, on call coverage and break/lunch schedules for the section, assuring adequate staffing is available so that patient care is not compromised
  • Assign workload to technologists within the section in a fair and equitable manner
  • Submit to the Supervisory Radiology Technologist an annual performance summary of employees within interventional radiology.
  • Discusses with the Supervisory Radiology Technologist areas of individual performance improvement and employees who deserve special recognition
  • Maintain and order through proper channels the inventory of supplies needed in their imaging section.
  • Ensures the monitoring of all activities within the interventional radiology section and takes appropriate action as required in order to insure their efficient and effective operation.
  • Advises employees of performance requirements and keeps them informed of their progress in meeting these requirements. Holds corrective interviews with employees regarding inadequate performance or conduct.
  • Incumbent is a member of a team providing 24/7 coverage including after-hours response to emergencies, which require an Imaging technical support. The incumbent will be asked to participate in such emergency care.
  • Participates in the management of human resources for the department including selection, promotion,performance appraisal, and award and promotion systems.
  • Regularly sets objectives for self and staff, monitors and evaluates objectives in order to use time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Responsible for the technical aspect of interventional radiologic equipment operation and safety and for carrying out the recommendations of the radiology safety committee.
  • Develops new policies and guidelines as needed in conjunction with the Supervisory Radiology Technolgoist and Administrative Officer.
  • Works with the union representatives on matters involving action by an immediate supervisor.
  • He/she recommends promotions, reassignments or other status changes of assigned personnel. Resolves informal complaints of employees.
  • Directs the inservice training and radiologic student programs; ensures staff maintains a high level of skill and meets at least the minimum level of continuing education required for certification and/or licensure.
  • With Supervisory Radiology Technologist, conducts monthly staff meetings with staff to exchange information, and discuss policy and procedure changes, safety and medical center issues.
  • Participates in quality performance/improvement activities and ensures compliance with requirements for activities under his/her area of responsibility. Quality assurance activities include image quality assessment and continual review and update of protocols and techniques.
  • Practices hospital safety, infection control, universal precaution and radiation safety in accordance with age and/or gender specific departmental guidelines.
  • Serves on hospital committees as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm / On call required.

Functional Statement Title/#: Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy
  • Certification: All applicants 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, evidence 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 Technologist (ARRT) in radiology. (Please see below for more information on the educational requirement for this position).
  • Creditable Experience: To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with current radiologic technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology such as cardiovascular-interventional technology, bone densitometry, mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, computer tomography, position emission tomography/computer tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.
  • English Language Proficiency: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • BLS/ACLSRequirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process.


Preferred Experience: Prior Supervisory experience preferred.

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:

In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates:


References: Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Supevisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards (GS-9 and GS-10) http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm

Physical Requirements: Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 8 hours); Standing (up to 8 hours); Repeated bending; Both legs required; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Hearing (aid permitted); Depth perception; Emotional stability. Must be able to wear lead protective garments for extended periods of time.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
*Resume

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


*Cover Letter
*DD-214
*OF-306
*Other(10-2850c)
*Other Veterans Document
*SF-50
*Transcript
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 1769763.

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
  • Certification: All applicants 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, evidence 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 Technologist (ARRT) in radiology. (Please see below for more information on the educational requirement for this position).
  • Creditable Experience: To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as "core competencies") associated with current radiologic technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology such as cardiovascular-interventional technology, bone densitometry, mammography, diagnostic ultrasound, computer tomography, position emission tomography/computer tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging.
  • English Language Proficiency: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • BLS/ACLS Requirements: Current certification in BLS is required for all staff providing direct patient care, and police. Additionally, current ACLS is required for patient care staff that work in specified or high risk areas (SICU/ICU/CCU/MICU/PACU/ED/and all procedure suites using moderate sedation, etc.). If you are selected for a position which requires BLS/ACLS certification, you will be required to have proof of certification prior to being boarded for appointment with VA. If selected, obtain such certification in order to avoid any delays in the hiring process. 


Preferred Experience: Prior Supervisory experience preferred.

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:

In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates:


References: Candidates must meet all the requirements identified in the VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Supevisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards (GS-9 and GS-10) http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm

 

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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