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Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist – Decatur, Georgia
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 155934Start Date: 10/01/2019End Date: 06/30/2020
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/30/2020.
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 therapeutic radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (T). YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Education: Completion of a program in therapeutic radiologic technology, evidenced by a certificate or an associate’s degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology, and the subsequent completion of a 12-month JRCERT approved program in therapeutic radiologic technology. JRCERT is the accrediting agency for the radiation therapy programs recognized by the US Department of Education. YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF THAT YOU MEET THIS REQUIREMENT (EITHER CERTIFICATION OR TRANSCRIPTS) WITH YOUR APPLICATION. (1) Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. 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 (registered) as radiation therapists in their field.(2) Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for ARRT (T) certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate TRT under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment. Preferred Experience: Four years of experience as a Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist. Grade Determinations: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants at this grade level must demonstrate the following (KSAs) knowledge, skills, and abilities. If selected for the position KSAs need to be completed on plain paper, with a narrative description of experience, education and training as related to each skill. For the GS-10 grade level, all applicants must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) that demonstrates the core competencies to perform the duties of the position. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):a. Ability to confer with radiation oncologist regarding simulation/CT procedure needed to yield the most optimal images needed for treatment planning procedures to be performed;b. Knowledge of disease process, co-morbid conditions, and other factors relating to individual patients in selecting appropriate positioning devices for procedure to be performed;c. Knowledge of radiographic fluoroscopic, CT, and combinations of modalities and ability to obtain the images for review by the radiation oncologist for localization of tumors, their extent, and ancillary areas needing treatment; and*d. Ability to accurately transfer radiographic images to treatment planning and dosimetry for use in development of computer generated treatment plans. References: VA Handbook 5005/22, Part II, Appendix G26, THERAPEUTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated July 14, 2008 Creditable Experience:(a) Knowledge of Current Therapeutic Radiologic Technology Practice. To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current therapeutic radiologic technology practice including Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS), digital imaging, and Computed Radiography (CR) readers.(b) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it was earned after completion of the basic requirements identified in paragraph 2.b. above. Experience as a graduate TRT is creditable provided the candidate functioned as a TRT and subsequently passed the certification examination. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10. Physical Requirements: The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy articles such as film cassettes, treatment devices, and molds with heavier lifting of wedges and specially designed shielding blocks. Patients often are assisted to achieve proper positioning, which may require reaching, lifting, or working in strained positions. The deterioration of the patient due to disease progression often requires lifting of the patient from stretchers or wheelchairs to treatment and examination tables utilizing special techniques designed to minimize the discomfort of the patient.There is a combination of potentially extended periods of standing, walking, and lifting of items weighing up to 20 lbs, such as portable grids, computer paper boxes, etc. The incumbent must be able to travel to distinct treatment areas with ease.
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