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Diagnostic Radiologic Technician (Computed Tomography) – Martinsburg, West Virginia
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 504932Start Date: 09/03/2021End Date: 09/27/2021
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/27/2021 .
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 (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT)
Experience or 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), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in radiology.
Physical Requirements : Scope of the Examination: The examination will be concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and will include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification for Computed Tomography (CT) Preferred Experience: Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT) Minimum of 2yrs experience as a ARRT certified CT tech working in an independent setting. Experience in an inpatient and outpatient clinic or hospital preferred. Qualifications 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 drainage, 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 interrelationship of the various organs; 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 Grade Determinations:
Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level (GS-8 Full Performance Level). Examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities at the next lower grade level (GS-8) include but are not limited to:
1. Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines;
2. Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed;
3. Knowledge of patient’s clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results;
4. Ability to monitor patient’s physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed.
5. Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers; and
6. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest. 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 assignments: 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. a. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
b. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
c. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
d. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
e. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
f. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. References: VA Handbook 5005/77 Part II Appendix G25 http://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/DirectivesHandbooks/Documents/5005.pdf The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09 The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS09 Physical Requirements: Perform imaging studies while standing and will be required to make trips to the patient waiting room in order t call the patient for their exam. There may be some standing, bending, and carrying of light items, such as carrying paperwork, utilizing the mobile x-ray machine, and utilizing the C arm in the operating room. This requires repositioning of the camera during an OR procedure or during a portable x-ray completed on the on the unit. Performs functions as a mammography technologist, utilizing the imaging equipment provided
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