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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mri) - External

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration West Roxbury , MA 02132

Posted 2 months ago

Duties

Summary

WHO MAY APPLY:
U.S. Citizens
All other federal agency employees
POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE WEST ROXBURY CAMPUS, Radiology Service Line
APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: RESUME, ARRT CERTIFICATE, AND TRANSCRIPTS

Work Schedule: Monday

  • Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Responsibilities

This DRT (MRI) position will be at the West Roxbury campus with Radiology service. Position is an operator of the super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), a highly complex computerized imaging device which employs the use of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images.

Incumbent operates a magnet of 1.5 or 3 TESLA. Functions include: Prepares magnet for daily operation, brings system up, checks all self-calibrating parameters.

Employee maintains the cleanliness of his/her assigned work area, maintains necessary supplies in the work area. Reports all shortages to the supervisor, as well as any equipment failure. In the absence of the supervisor, contacts Biomedical Engineering or the service vendor to arrange for service.

Employee has a responsibility to recognize and exhibit good safety practices; to comply with published and communicated safety procedures; to immediately report observed safety infractions and unsafe working conditions; and to report in a timely fashion work related illnesses and injuries. Employee observes patient safety guidelines as set forth in department and Medical Center policies and procedures. Monitors all equipment brought into the MRI environment to ensure it is MRI sage or MRI compatible.

Never permits unauthorized personnel inside the gauss line of the magnet. Actively seeks out work when assigned tasks are finished. Proactively identifies administrative, clinical or mechanical problems, and defines solutions.

The incumbent performs assigned duties with no supervision during irregular hours to insure adequate patient examinations. The incumbent advises the Radiologist of those examinations which require immediate attention while the patient is still undergoing the examination. The incumbent practices sterile technique to prevent contamination.

Programs technical factors for pulse sequences, slice profiles, run-offs, cardiac imaging. The incumbent accurately and routinely performs the associated DHCP, CPRS GUI and imaging network responsibilities that relate to a patient examination and the patient's record.

Travel Required

25% or less

  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

Job family (Series)

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated 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

Qualifications


NOTIFICATIONS:
This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.
Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.
This position is covered by a special rate.
Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.
Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.
This position is in the Excepted Service.
The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy
Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.
Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.
Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. Basic

Requirements:

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 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.
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.
English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations:
GS-8 DRT (Full Performance Level)
Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.
Assignments. Employees at this grade level serve as staff DRTs at the full performance level. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. 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.

GS 9 DRT
Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) directly related to the position being 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.
Advanced DRT. Employees at this level are fully functional as an advanced DRT and are able to carry out their assigned tasks independently. DRTs at this level may have varying assignments including special and complex radiographic procedures. Regardless of the nature of the specific assignment, the work must be of sufficient scope and complexity to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at this level. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs
1.Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
2.Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
3.Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
4.Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
5.Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions;
6.Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR). This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging. The technologist must be educated in the safety factors governing a magnetic environment that patients, visitors, and equipment enter into. The practitioner must have specific specialized knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and how it relates to the soft tissues and vessels of the human body. The technologist must also have specialized knowledge in the radio-frequency surface coils required for each specific anatomical area to be imaged. The technologist requires knowledge of image acquisition in Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification

References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25

Physical Requirements:

This position requires a moderate amount of physical activity working with the equipment and maneuvering patients including eye/hand coordination; full use of arms, hands and wrists; transporting, lifting, lowering, moving, turning heavy objects and/or patients; standing, sitting, or reaching for extended periods of time. Requires color vision and depth perception: must be able to differentiate subtle shades of gray on a diagnostic image; must also respond to audio signals.

Education

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: . 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: .

Additional information

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 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 .

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, rsum, 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Yes

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

Licensure/Certification
Resume
Transcript

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: .

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this 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
DD-214
OF-306
Licensure/Certification
Service Connected Letter
Resume
SF-15
SF-50
Transcript

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 .

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 .
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.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.



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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mri) - External

Expired Job

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration