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NUCLEAR MEDICINE TECHNOLOGIST – Dayton, Ohio
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 123489Start Date: 07/17/2019End Date: 07/31/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/31/2019.
Basic Requirements: a. Citizenship. Be a citizen of the United States.
b. Certification. All applicants must be certified in nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification eligibility requirements are normally satisfied by one of the following: graduation from an educational program in nuclear medicine technology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; or national certification as a registered medical technologist or registered radiologic technologist; or a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in one of the physical or biological sciences, and 4 years of clinical NMT experience. NOTE: Candidates who have obtained NMTCB or ARRT certification in nuclear medicine through methods other than those listed above meet minimum requirements for GS-5.
c. English Language Proficiency. Nuclear medicine technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part. Grade Requirements
(1) Creditable Experience. Knowledge of Current Professional Nuclear Medicine Technology Practices. To be creditable, the experience must have required the use of knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current professional nuclear medicine technology practice.
(2) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is earned after passing the NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification exams. Experience as a graduate NMT is creditable provided the candidate was utilized as an NMT and subsequently passed the certification examination.
(3) Part-Time Experience. Part-time experience as a NMT is creditable according to its relationship to full-time workweek. For example, a NMT would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work.
b. Grade Determinations. In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-5
(a) Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements. Reference basic requirements in paragraph 2.b. above. Candidates must demonstrate the following:
(b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.Knowledge of common nuclear medicine procedures and techniques.
2.Knowledge of the various diseases such as coronary artery disease, cancer, and thyroid disease.
3.Knowledge of routinely used radiopharmaceuticals for imaging.
4.Knowledge of radiation safety related to the general public, patient, and radiation worker.
(c) Assignment. Candidates at this grade level serve as staff NMTs. It is expected that they receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex patients and require daily direct supervision. GS-9 (a) Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position to be filled, i.e., experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics needed to provide nuclear medicine technology services at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Ability to document excessive radiation exposure in the working environment. 2. Knowledge of medical events requiring documentation and the ability to properly document them and make recommendations to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). 3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing post-therapy radiation safety precautions. 4. Ability to troubleshoot gamma camera and auxiliary equipment problems. 5. Ability to analyze computer generated data for technical quality and artifacts and initiate corrective measures.
(c) Assignments. Candidates at this grade level serve as staff NMTs. This is the full performance level for the NMT. It is expected that they receive guidance from higher-level or supervisory staff members for only the most complex patients. GS-11 (a) Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the potential to acquire the following KSAs: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Ability to analyze consequences of improper packaging of radioactive material and take appropriate actions. 2. Ability to determine personnel needing personal monitoring devices, analyze personal monitoring results, and recommend corrective action, if needed. 3. Ability to analyze instances of increased radiation exposure levels and recommend measures to reduce. 4. Ability to calculate exposure rates. 5. Ability to properly document excessive radiation exposure. 6. Ability to develop new protocols for imaging procedures. 7. Skill in motivating and/or mentoring staff, if supervisory position. 8. Ability to develop continuing education standards, if supervisory position. 9. Skill in responding to any decrease in staffing or increase in workload involving all parties to restructure work assignments, if encumbering a supervisory position. (c) Assignments. NMTs at this level may be senior-level practitioners in assigned areas, may be in lead positions, or may be encumbering a position that is supervisory in nature. 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. References: VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G19, Nuclear Medicine Technologist Qualification Standard, GS-601. http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/HRLibrary/Dir-Policy.htm. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-5 to GS-11. Physical Requirements: Light to heavy lifting over 45 pounds; light to moderate carrying, up to 44 pounds; straight pulling; pushing, reaching above shoulders; use of both hands and fingers required; walking, standing; kneeling; 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; depth perception; ability to distinguish basic colors and shades of colors; hearing (aid permitted).
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