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Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist (Dosimitrist) – Seattle, Washington
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 167773Start Date: 11/25/2019End Date: 12/02/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/02/2019.
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: (1) All applicants must be certified in therapeutic radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT).(2) Certification in Medical Dosimetry is not a basic requirement for this occupation; however, it is strongly desirable as evidence of possession of the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience or 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. 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. English Language Proficiency. TRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirement the Supervisory TRT requires the additional qualifications.
(a) Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11 that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, and must fully meet the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): (b) Certification. For employees in a dosimetrist position at this level, certification in medical dosimetry (CMD) is required. a. Ability to perform quality assurance procedures for brachytherapy procedures and oversee
b. Ability to develop and update policy and procedures for the dosimetry area with the oversight of the medical physicist;
c. Ability to work with the medical physicist to perform monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual testing of equipment. Verifies accuracy of machine setting, output, congruence, and other mandated measurements, recording them accurately for review;
d. Extensive knowledge level of human anatomy, physiology, malignant tumors, routes of spread, critical structures, and tolerance levels of all sites of the body to plan complex, multi-field treatment plans; and
e. Skill to oversee initial set-ups of complex treatment plans, giving assistance as needed to make any modifications needed prior to any treatment being administered. References: Handbook 5005/22 part II, Appendix G26 reference for VA Qualification Standard. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS- 12. 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.
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