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Nuclear Med Technologist (Multi-Modality Technologist) – Indianapolis, Indiana
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 506567Start Date: 09/08/2021End Date: 09/23/2021
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 nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (N). NOTE: Multi-modality technologists must hold appropriate specific certifications in nuclear medicine (NMTCB or ARRT(N)), as well as CT (NMTCB(CT)) or ARRT (CT)), and/or MR (ARRT (MR)) applicable to independently perform the assignment duties. *Must provide copy of current certification(s) in application packet* Education: NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification eligibility requirements are normally satisfied by one of the following: 1) Completion of a NMTCB-recognized nuclear medicine technology program, OR 2) Completion of a nuclear medicine technology program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), or other accrediting agencies as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), culminating in a certificate, associate, baccalaureate, or master’s degree. Educational programs must have structured clinical training sufficient to provide clinical competency in radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures, and radio-pharmacy, as deemed acceptable by the NMTCB. Grandfathering Provision: 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). Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service. Additional details outlined below. English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in spoken and written English. Preferred Experience: Not applicable Grade Determinations: To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must have one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and fully meet the KSAs at that level. Experience includes having a full understanding of proper methods of receipt, use, storage, and disposal of radioactive material; properly and independently handling unusual circumstances; performing and evaluating daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly quality control on all imaging and non-imaging instrumentation and auxiliary equipment; providing basic patient care, and recognizing and responding to emergency conditions; documenting excessive radiation exposure in the working environment; communicate orally and in writing post iodine-131 therapy radiation safety precautions; troubleshoot gamma camera and auxiliary equipment problems; analyze computer generated data for technical quality and artifacts and initiate corrective measures. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of contrast media, side effects, medication allergic reactions, drug interactions, and extravasation assessment. Skill to differentiate multi-modality protocols and adjust protocols according to patient needs, body mass index, or area of interest. Knowledge of unique scanning and processing parameters required of multi-modality imaging. Ability to troubleshoot and make simple repairs to PET/CT and/or PET/MR imaging systems. Ability to care for patients during all stages of the procedure and provide emergency response care when necessary. Knowledge of all contraindications for performing CT and/or MR scans. References: VA Handbook 5005/125, Part II, Appendix G19 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is at the GS-11 grade level. Physical Requirements: Use of fingers; both hands required; walking and standing (up to 6 hours); ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; depth perception; hearing (aid permitted); radiant energy; electrical energy; slippery or uneven walking surfaces; working closely with others; working alone; protracted or irregular hours of work; blood and other body fluids.
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