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Salary Range: $35,338 to $62,894 / Per Year Open Period: 1/1/2021 to 12/31/2021 Summary:
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/diagnostic-radiologic-technologist-series-0647/ Note:
Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements: (l) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.(2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence as determined by OPM or the employing agency.
For positions at GS-4 and above: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment. OR Education and Training:
Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association. For GS-4:
Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 12 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program. For GS-5: Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months' duration in a post-high school radiography program.
Successful completion of a course for medical radiologic technicians in the Armed Forces is qualifying on a month-for-month basis up to the l year of specialized experience required for GS-5. In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Minimum Qualifications for GS-04: 6 months of General Experience and 6 months of Specialized Experience in producing digital images of routine views of the body (i.e., chest, joints, feet, hands, long bones of arms and legs) under general supervision of a Radiologist. General Experience is defined as any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
Specialized Experience is defined as experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Minimum Qualifications for GS-05: 1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-04 Grade Level OR 4-year course of study above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree with courses related to the occupation. The specialized experience must include producing digital images of routine views of the body (i.e., chest, joints, feet, hands, long bones of arms and legs) under general supervision of a Radiologist.
Minimum Qualifications for GS-06: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. Examples include: performing or assisting in fluoroscopy examinations such as upper GI's, lower GI's, also special examinations such as bronchograms, orthograms, IVPs and cystograms. Experience in keeping accurate records of patient's workloads and experience in maintaining patient logs on a daily basis and educating patients on examinations such as preparation.
Minimum Qualifications for GS-07: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level. Examples include: Experience in basic complex ultra sound examinations, developing and maintaining a quality control system for an automatic film processor on a daily basis to meet all M/M and JCAH standards, checking lead aprons and lead gloves for radiation leaks on a quarterly basis which is documented, monitoring all radiographs taken to assure high quality and keeping accurate records for every x-ray.
Minimum Qualifications for GS-08: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level. Examples include: perform computerized axial tomographic scanning of heads and/or bodies; confer with radiologist to establish requirements of standard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness cut of scans, etc., to satisfy requirement; advises radiologist or referring physical of results of examination, provide preliminary diagnostic evaluation, notifies radiologist or referring physician of significant scans requiring their immediate attention and visualization while patient is undergoing examination; Prepares contrast material under the direction of radiologic for purpose of performing procedure/exams requiring injectable solutions such as IVP, cystograms, cholangiograms, fistulagrams, arthograms and myelograms. Selective Placement Factor:
Must Possess ARRT certification from certifying body Time In Grade Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements:
Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of se