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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT/MRI) – Wichita, Kansas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 510828Start Date: 09/17/2021End Date: 10/08/2021
Applicants must meet all requirements for the grade by the close of the announcement. 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. English Language Proficiency: Medical Instrument Technicians must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G27. Certification: Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Additionally, advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include Computed Tomography (CT) AND Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which is included in this announcement. Education: Must have completed a full-time training course of at least 24 months in duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from other accrediting agencies as recognized by the Department of Education (DOE). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation. GS-09 Grade Determinations: Experience: At the GS-09 level, you must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Experience at the GS-08 level would include but not be limited to: Operating imaging equipment and all ancillary equipment to obtain examinations and studies, performing all aspects of MRI imaging to include spine, head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. Performing MR angiographic studies and interpreting all radiology requests for accuracy and appropriateness. AND In addition, you must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) and must demonstrate potential to acquire KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): *Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. Knowledge of techniques for gathering relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers. *Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. Preferred Experience: Be an expert in performing all modalities and be able to prioritize the urgency of their work to maintain optimum patient care in all areas. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards. Physical Requirements: Lifting (15 lbs. and over); carrying (up to 20 lbs.); pulling and pushing (up to 2 hours); reaching above shoulder; standing and walking (up to 3 hours); bending (up to 1 hour); use of fingers/hands; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; near vision correctable at 13 – 16″; hearing (aide permitted)
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