Eastern Kansas Healthcare System is committed to Diversity and Inclusion. Together, we strive to create and maintain a working and learning environment that promotes professional growth and teamwork. We offer an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment where we celebrate our individual differences and unite as a team toward a common goal of providing outstanding service to our Nation's Veterans. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or Mammography (M) duties performed independently, as applicable. Advanced certification indicates that the incumbent can operate independently and has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination. In modalities that require advanced certification, to support their continued development, technologists who do not possess an advanced certification may be provided on the job training with oversight from a certified radiologic technologist. Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months in duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from other accrediting agencies as recognized by the Department of Education (DOE). NOTE: Assignment to the clinical program director requires meeting JRCERT minimum educational standards as noted in the assignment description. English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be met. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist GS-11 At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9), directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.(independently provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services with only occasional oversight or direction for highly complex issues.) In addition, must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): *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. Preferred Experience: Prefer additional advanced certification in diagnostic ultrasound(s), magnetic resonance imaging (MR), interventional radiologic technology (IR), quality management (QM). References: VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 Physical Requirements: Ability to routinely lift up to 45 pounds and occasionally perform heavy lifting/carrying of over 45 pounds. Position requires long periods of sitting, standing, and walking. Position requires intermittent periods of kneeling, bending, twisting, pulling/pushing, simple grasping, and occasionally reaching for objects above the shoulder. Advanced modalities involve long periods of fine manipulations (using keyboard for operation of scanner and computer databases). ["The supervisory technologist is responsible for and is given authority to ensure the operation of a fully functional and continuously updated service, through planning, directing, and controlling activities and functions of the clerical and technical personnel, x-ray equipment, and supplies to meet the needs of the patients and medical staff of this medical center. Optimizes scanner time while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors, positioning, number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention. Performs most lnterventional exams utilizing surgical sterile techniques. Works with the radiologist as a member of the surgical/radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Adheres to basic principles of radiation safety in regard to the protection of the patient and operator personnel. Incumbent must be knowledgeable about, adhere to, and instruct subordinates on the established infection control policies and procedures. He/she is responsible for insuring proper cleaning or decontamination of the equipment and environment as necessary. Serves as liaison between the radiologists and the technologists with the diagnostic area. Prepares subordinates annual performance appraisals for employees assigned to the diagnostic area and makes recommendations for awards and/or disciplinary actions as necessary. Makes recommendations for the selections of lower grade technologists. Prepares contrast materials that are used in CT/angiography and other exams. Practices radiation safety to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self. Performs reconstructions of CT and angiographic studies when requested or when part of a standard procedure. Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients and properly identifies patient images. Explain exams to competent patients so that patients understand what is to be done and expected of them during the procedure as well as what hazards, if any, are possible. Continually reviews new developments in the field of general radiography, angiography and computerized tomography. Performs other duties as assigned. Supervises all aspects of the quality assurance/risk management functions of radiology and monitors compliance with all requirements of these programs as well as compliance with NHPP/NCR and OSHA regulations. Quality Assurance is monitored for the systematic and ongoing collection and objective assessment of data relating to direct patient care. This information must be evaluated on criteria and is objective and measurable. This position is responsible for preparation and content of TJC reports. Responsible for the overall workload and scheduling technologists to maintain a satisfactory and even flow of work through the department with adequate technical coverage 24 hours/day and 7 days/week. Responsible for all timekeeping activity. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM. Tour of duty subject to change based on agency needs Telework: Ad-Hoc Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,321 health care facilities, including 172 VA Medical Centers and 1,138 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics) to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA health care program. At VA Long Beach Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Our medical center provides primary care and specialty health services, including cardiology, mental health care, treatment for spinal cord injuries and disorders, suicide prevention, women’s health services, and more.