Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Chief)

Department Of Veterans Affairs San Antonio , TX 78245

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties

Help Duties Summary

As Chief Radiologic Technologist, the incumbent has full responsibility for technical aspects and patient care functions within the General Radiography, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, and Nuclear Medicine sections, and has supervisory responsibility over the staff in these sections.

  • Responsible for performance of the individuals within the department. Recommends promotions, reassignments or other status changes of personnel. Participates in performance appraisals, award and promotion processes.

  • Holds corrective interviews with employees regarding inadequate performance or conduct.

  • Directs the in-service training for staff to ensure they maintain a high level of skill and meet continuing education requirements.

  • Participates in quality performance/improvement activities. These include image assessment and continual review and update of protocols and techniques.

  • Ensures compliance with Joint Commission requirements.

  • Recommends equipment purchases, modifications and construction within the department.

  • Compiles and analyzes data on department activities and prepares reports.

  • Works cooperatively with the clinical and administrative program officials to integrate services and facility goals, to implement PACS system, resolve conflicts and smooth operations in areas where package scopes overlap or is integrated with other services.

  • Manage activities that require co-operative effort between hospital network, Technology Management, Radiology, Imaging Software, PACS, Nuclear Medicine, and equipment vendors.

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performance of the individuals within the department. Recommends promotions, reassignments or other status changes of personnel. Participates in performance appraisals, award and promotion processes.

  • Holds corrective interviews with employees regarding inadequate performance or conduct.

  • Directs the in-service training for staff to ensure they maintain a high level of skill and meet continuing education requirements.

  • Participates in quality performance/improvement activities. These include image assessment and continual review and update of protocols and techniques.

  • Ensures compliance with Joint Commission requirements.

  • Recommends equipment purchases, modifications and construction within the department.

  • Compiles and analyzes data on department activities and prepares reports.

  • Works cooperatively with the clinical and administrative program officials to integrate services and facility goals, to implement PACS system, resolve conflicts and smooth operations in areas where package scopes overlap or is integrated with other services.

  • Manage activities that require co-operative effort between hospital network, Technology Management, Radiology, Imaging Software, PACS, Nuclear Medicine, and equipment vendors.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential
11

  • Job family (Series)
    0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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  • Requirements

Help Requirements 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

Qualifications

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 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.

  • 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.

  • Physical: Must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment physical. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

  • English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

Grade Determinations:At the GS-11 grade level, in addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have at least 1 year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-10) that fully meets the KSAs for the assignment and grade level.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • *a. Ability to develop and initiate new imaging services that apply current research findings;
  • b. Ability to participate as an instructor in the facility's in-service clinical training findings;
  • c. Skill to interview and evaluate candidates for positions in the section and recommend appointments, advancements, or when appropriate disciplinary actions;
  • d. Ability to evaluate performance, identify continuing education and training needs, etc.; and
  • *e. Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation.

NOTE: If you meet the qualification requirements, you will be rated against other eligible applicants, based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents to determine if you qualify for the position, then referred to the selecting official for further review. If a panel is to be convened, Best Qualified candidates will be referred and contacted by the panel if they choose to interview. Since your rating will be based primarily on your responses, please be specific on actual duties performed or educ

References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, Qualification Standard and OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/IORs/GS0600/0647.htm ( or you may use the following generic citation) VA Handbook 5005 at http://www.va.gov/ohrm/joblistings/VAQualStds.doc

The vacancy is for a Supervisory DRT (Chief) position above the full performance level.

References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards, GS-647, Veterans Health Administration.

The full performance level of this vacancy is 11.

Physical Requirements:
Light lifting, (under 15 pounds), Light carrying, (under 15 pounds), Straight pulling (2 hours), Pushing (4 hours), Reaching above shoulder, Use of fingers, Both hands required, Walking (4 hours), Standing (4 hours), Kneeling (2 hours), Repeated bending (2 hours), Both legs required, Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, Near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, Both eyes required, Hearing (aid permitted), Hearing without aid, and Mental and Emotional Stability required.

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: 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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