Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST - Intermittent in Martinez, California

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OUR MISSION:To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov

Special Employment Consideration: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.

For Positions Covered by the Bargaining Unit: First consideration will be given to employees of this facility.

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Responsibilities

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST

The incumbent will operate independently and without direction supervision as the technologist responsible for the performance and coordination of diagnostic radiology examinations and procedures for the Radiology Department. The duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Independently performs routine radiographic examination of head, trunk, and extremities for diagnosis of illnesses or injuries.

  • Assists radiologists and providers during exams that use fixed and mobile fluoroscopic equipment.

  • Oversees the scheduling of exams to ensure patients will be seen in a timely manner.

  • Operates highly technical computerized radiographic equipment.

  • Troubleshoots when computers indicate equipment errors and is able to make minor repairs and/or adjustments.

  • Alters images prior to being digitally sent to reading stations for optimum visualization.

  • Maintains effective control of Radiology areas by coordinating, planning, organizing, and executing the work potential to expedite work flow patterns within the Departments.

  • Responsible for creating, implementing, critiquing, and preparing all written and oral reports of up-to-date data necessary for the completion of continuous and/or problem-focus Quality Assurance monitors.

  • Incumbent must keep abreast of technological advances in the fields of Radiology and incorporates these advances in the fields of Radiology and Cardiology.

  • Provides training and in-service program aids to aid in the instruction of staff.

  • Establishes written procedures and protocol for use with new medical equipment.

  • Receives and interprets all radiology requests.

  • Inputs pertinent radiology information into computer.

  • Registers, requests, cancels, and edits exams via the computer Radiology Information System (RIS).

  • Compiles computer generated x-ray reports and distributes to appropriate Clinics and physicians.

  • Practices radiation safety to reduce exposure to patients, staff, and self.**

Functional Statement Title:Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, GS-647-8

On-Call:No

Rotating Shifts:No

Required to Work Holidays or Weekends:No

*Work Schedule: *Varies

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):Non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit Position:Yes

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply
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U.S. CITIZENS & CURRENT, PERMANENT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light to Moderate lifting and carrying, up to 44 pounds; straight pulling; reaching above shoulders; use of both hands and fingers required; walking, standing; crawling; kneeling; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted).

R*EASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:* This Agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, you must notify the agency. This decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis

Qualifications

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Citizenship: Must be citizen of the United States

English language proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English

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.

Certifications: American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) and Basic Life Support (BLS)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE:Must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-7 grade level of federal service. This experience must be directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies needed to provide services as a radiologic technologist. Examples of specialized experience may include: performs a substantially full range of duties but receives guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues; and may have provided service in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.

You must also demonstrate the following technical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (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.

  6. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

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.

REFERENCES: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, available in the local Human Resources Office.

Education

PLEASE 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.

Additional information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

In Accordance with VA Handbook 5383 (VA Drug-Free Workplace Program) 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.

This position does not require completion of the OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report.

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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.

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE:The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments.

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Required Documents

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes the following required documents:

  1. CV or Resumeor any other written format may be submitted provided it contains all of the information in the USAJobs resume format. Provide beginning and ending dates (MM/YY) of employment, the average number of hours worked per week, and a description of the duties for each position listed on your resume. If you performed more than one position title, please indicate the percentage of time you spent performing each title's duties.**(required)

  2. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations, signed and dated (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required).

  3. Occupational Questionnaire (required if not submitting application online)

  4. DD Forms 214 -Prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214.Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/SF15.pdf). (required if applicable)

  5. All current or former Federal Employees - VA and non-VA: SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action* -documenting *permanent status, promotionaction to the highest grade held in the Federal government, and, if applicable, your separation SF-50. (required if applicable)

  6. Copy of your college transcript(s). Certificates/diplomas are not acceptable. If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to submit official college transcript(s) prior to appointment (required).

  7. Copy of your current registration/certification/licensure (required).

ALL APPLICANTS INCLUDING DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM EMPLOYEES: You must submit ALL required documents as indicated under “How to Apply” and “Required Documents.” Failure to provide all required documents/information will result in loss of consideration or a lower evaluation in rating and/or selection consideration. Applicants will not be contacted for additional information if their applications are incomplete or inadequate.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.**

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2011097

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

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Agency contact information
Barbara Van Dalen
Phone

(925)372-2370

Email

BARBARA.VANDALEN@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Northern California HCS Sacramento Department of Veterans Affairs 150 Muir Road Martinez, CA

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Next steps

After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your resume and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479487100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 09/14/2017 to 10/04/2017

Salary: $63,516 to $82,566 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 08

Work schedule: Intermittent

Appointment type: Temporary - Excepted Service NTE NTE One Year