Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT/MR) in Las Vegas, Nevada
The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System in North Las Vegas, Nevada, is currently recruiting for Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) dual modality Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) to work within our Imaging Service line. This position will be located at the VA Medical Center at 6900 N. Pecos Road, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89086.
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The DRT (CT/MR) requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi slice computed tomography, inclusive of 3D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examination. Additionally, the position requires knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging. The DRT (CT/MR) must be educated in the safety factors governing a magnetic environment that patients, visitors, and equipment.
Duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
- Balanced the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures.
- Demonstrates appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers.
- Assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure.
- Maintains knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills and universal precautions.
- Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
- Maintains specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies and peripheral vascular examinations.
- Maintains specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination.
- Uses methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on file, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and emphasizes the aspects of particular interest to the physician.
- Performs all aspects of CT-Scan, including selecting and setting technical factors for very difficult examinations and setting up the CT room.
- Interviews each patient before the examination to determine if the patient has a contraindication for MRI.
- The MRI Technologist functions as an expert, regarding software and hardware capability and performance of the MRI unit.
- Makes recommendations to improve, maintain and to update the MRI protocols for the radiologist.
- Other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Varied. May include evenings, weekends, holiday and on-call hours
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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
- Mri Technologists
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
- Valid and active ARRT (CT and MR) Certification REQUIRED
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). Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). * Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) in 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 rom schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology.
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. Preferred Experience: Two (2) years experience in CT, two (2) years experience in MR.
Grade Determinations: GS-10
Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position beginning filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety , and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Employees are trained to work in one or more difficult and complex modalities performing procedures related to these modalities as well as providing general diagnostic procedures in a therapeutic setting. At this grade level, it is expected that such assignments be unique, perhaps with expert specialization in complex areas of radiologic technology. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
*a. Thorough knowledge of radiation protection standards, devices and techniques including concepts of accumulated dosage and genetic changes; *b. Skill to recognize changes in equipment and procedures that might result in increased exposures, and ability to recommend methods to prevent such exposures; *c. Knowledge of basic physics including concepts of energy, electric power, magnetic fields, and properties of x-ray, in order to understand the operation of the equipment; and d. Knowledge and skill in positioning of patients for a wide variety of difficult radiographic (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, etc.) studies.
References: VA Handbook 5005/57, Part II, Appendix G25. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
This position will be filled at the GS-10 grade level.
Physical Requirements:Long periods of standing, walking, sitting, and bending are required. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 for additional information.
IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: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: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
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.
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.
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Public Trust - Background Investigation
Drug test required
- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- ARRT Certification(s)
- VA Form 10-2850c
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
- Cover Letter
- ARRT Certification(s)
- VA Form 10-2850c
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.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/12/2018 to receive consideration.
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Las Vegas VA Medical Center 6900 North Pecos Road North Las Vegas, NV 89086 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518021400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 11/28/2018 to 12/12/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 10
Salary: $56,261 to $73,141 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time