Department Of Veterans Affairs San Antonio , TX 78245
As Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, you will direct and supervise the technical services for the Special Procedures section and programs that support this complex tertiary care facility as well as VA satellite clinics in the surrounding communities, the incumbent will have the ability to identify and implement methods for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performing these services.
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Inventory Control: Ensures that adequate quantities of Interventional supplies are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control, assists in determining costs for specific exams and projecting costs for budgetary purposes, recommends methods and products to reduce costs and/or increase quality and efficiency;
Technologist Staff/Scheduling: Determines staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns and develops the weekly/monthly schedules as well as call schedules, coordinates and approves leave requests to maintain optimal staffing levels, provides advice, counsel and instructions to employees, both technical and administrative;
Staffing Training: Responsible for the training of new technologists in Interventional Radiology; in the performance of procedures specific to that modality and organization practices of the specific unit;
Equipment Maintenance & Repair: Coordinates repairs and installation of Interventional Radiology Equipment;
Clinic Scheduling: Coordinates with scheduling concerning appointment scheduling in determining the maximum number of procedures which can be performed in a designated time frame;
Confers with Interventional radiologists to determine standard requirements for performance of a wide variety of interventional procedures;
Directs and participates in on-call coverage of Interventional Radiology, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;
Prepares formal requests and recommendations for promotion, reassignments, and other status changes, or recognition of outstanding performance of assigned employees;
Receives formal grievances, resolving those that can be resolved at the first, full supervisory level;
Responsible for yearly performance appraisals and annually reviews the functional statement and the performance standards on all employees under his/her supervision.
Work Schedule: Monday
Friday, 8:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m., with on call responsibilities
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized.
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.
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).
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 position above the full performance level.
1.) Supervisory Experience preferred.
Grade Determination: At the GS-10 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-9) that fully meets the KSAs for the assignment and grade level.
Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
In addition, you must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
b.) Skill to evaluate quality management procedures and processes;
e.) Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.
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 education.
The full performance level of this vacancy is 10. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is 10.
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.
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.