Diagnostic Radiologic Technician
Company: Veterans Health Administration
Posted on: April 9, 2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement. U.S.
Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States. Non-citizens
may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified
citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language
Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English
CERTIFICATION: All applicants must be certified in general
radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technology (ARRT) (R). (COPY OF CERTIFICATION REQUIRED) ADVANCED
CERTIFICATION: ARRT certification for Computed Tomography (CT).
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. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) Preferred Experience: Minimum
1 year CT experience preferred, minimum 1 year General Diagnostic
experience preferred, experience with CT Quality Assurance (QA) and
protocol optimization preferred. Computed Tomography (CT). This
specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional
human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice
computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans,
including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular
examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and
training in the location, appearance, and function of the various
major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination;
to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the
functioning and inter-relationship of the variousorgans; to use the
methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the
digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the
examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for
diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest
to the physician. This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT
certification. GS-9 GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Experience. At least 1 year
of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level 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. DRTs at this grade level
may be appointed to one of the following
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.
In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate
all of the following KSAs: Ability to balance the needs of patients
and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures.
Knowledge of techniques for gathering relevant information from the
medical record, significant others, and health care providers.
Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure.
Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices
related to radiography. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic
techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal
precautions. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and
post-procedural care of patients. References: VA Handbook 5005/119,
Part II, Appendix G25 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Qualification Standard GS-0647. Physical Requirements: The employee
works and functions in the medical center in a safe manner,
including infection control and the correct operation of
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