Area of Consideration: First area of consideration will be given to AFGE permanent employees, Leavenworth VAMC. Second area of consideration will be given to additianal EKHCS permanent employees. Third AOC will be given to the public (U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals). Veterans preference will apply to the public.
The VA Eastern Kansas Health Care system is currently recruiting for one (1) FULL TIME Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) to serve at our Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS. Position serves as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT). Duties include, but are not limited to:
Performs routine to moderately complex radiographic examination procedures.
Performs interventional procedures such as angiography, computerized tomography procedures, and/or bone density procedures.
Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable solutions such as IVP, cystogram, cholangiograms, fistulagrams and anthrography for the purpose of performing oral and rectal exams of the GI tract.
Performs basic CT scanning examinations set by established protocols.
Troubleshoots equipment used in diagnostic radiological procedures.
Performs radiographic exams at the bedside and in the operating room.
Provides technology training to new radiology technology students and new employees.
Practices radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self.
Responsible for maintaining patient records and preparing the administration of oral and intravenous contrast media.
Perform 3-dimensional reconstructions of CT images, and send the acquired information to Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS) (knowledge of PACS and its interface with the CT system is necessary).
The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned in other modalities.
Work Schedule: Monday
8:00a.m. with the possibility of weekends, holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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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.
Completed a full-time training course of at least 24 months (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associates degree, accredited by the Join Review Committee on Education in radiologic Technology (JRCERT). PLEASE PROVIDE COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS.
All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology(ARRT) (R) and posses Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography(CT). PLEASE PROVIDE PROOF OF CERTIFICATION.
Proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Preferred Experience: Preferred Experience: Preferred recent experience within the last two years performing higher level CT procedures.
Grade Determinations: 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. Quality of Experience:
Experience is only creditable if it was earned after completion of the basic requirements identified above. Experience as a graduate DRT is creditable provided the candidate functioned as a DRT and subsequently passed the certification examination.
References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard, dated June 26, 2014. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09.
Position requires long periods of standing and walking (up to 5 hours), repeated bending (5 hours), lifting and carrying of moderately heavy items such as cassettes for fast film changes (15-44 pounds), pushing (1 hour). Requires considerable effort and working in awkward positions.
Ability to reach above shoulder required. Both hands required and use of fingers required. Must be able to lift, carry and move heavy equipment/patients routinely. Near vision correctable at 13-16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 and far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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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
Drug test required
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