These positions are ultimately for the the Joplin Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).. The positions will start at the Mt. Vernon CBOC and move to Joplin accordingly. To accept this position, you must be agreeable to moving your work station to the the Joplin CBOC once they are opened.
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Performs the full spectrum of radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations.
Performs procedures such as: G.I. examinations, tomography, cholangiograms, and hip pinning in operating suite, intravenous pyelography, arthrography, ERCPs, and routine diagnostic procedures.
Surgical procedures include but are not limited to: Abdominal Aortic Aneurism repair, laminectomies, cholangiograms, retrograde pyelograms, cystograms, pacemaker placement, hip pinnings, and placement of other foreign materials used in aligning or repairing body parts
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
HelpRequirements 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
United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only 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). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
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.
(1) Credentialing Standards. Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field.
(2) Exception for Non-Certified, Entry Level Candidates. Non certified DRTs who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for ARRT (R) certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate DRT under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 7405(c)(2)(B). The appointing official may waive the requirement of certification for a period not to exceed 2 years for a DRT that provides care under the supervision of a certified DRT at or above the full performance level. This exception only applies at the GS-5 entry level. For grade levels above the entry level, the candidate must be certified. Temporary appointments of non-certified DRTs may not be extended beyond 2 years, or converted to a new temporary appointment.
(3) Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain certification within two years, or who fails to maintain the required certification must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment.
GS-8 DRT (Full Performance Level) Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS7) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines; 2. Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed; 3. Knowledge of patient's clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results; 4. Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed; 5. Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers; and 6. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.
References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard. This can be found at your local human resources office.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8.
Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate Carrying (15-44 lbs); Straight Pulling (.5 hour); Pushing (.5 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 7 hours); Standing (up to 7 hours); Repeated bending (.5 hour); Good distance vision and ability to read without strain printed material size of typewritten characters (glasses permitted); Hearing (aid permitted).
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.
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