Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mammography) Job in Las Vegas, Nevada – Department of Veterans Affairs



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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Mammography) – Las Vegas, Nevada
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 539366
Start Date: 11/19/2021
End Date: 12/11/2021

Qualification Summary
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. 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. Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R) (M) and advanced ARRT certification required for Mammography. Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months in duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic 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). English. Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Preferred Experience: Must hold ARRT Certification in X-ray and Mammography Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in Mammography High level of computer skill for accessing, receiving, sending, and manipulating data when required Resolves patient complaints without the intervention of a Supervisor. Is self-directed and self-managed without Supervisor intervention. Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: GS-9 Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-8) directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Example of experience include but not limited to performing breast imaging and diagnostic radiology procedures as needed under the direction of a radiologist with minimal technical supervision; adhere to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) compliance and licensing standards for mammography; receives requests or instructions for the performance of mammography and X-ray examinations to include fluoroscopy and bone density; communicate and correspond with patients as needed for follow-up examination; understands and carries out the requests made by physicians or seeks assistance of the supervisor or a higher graded technologist when an uncommon, unique, or new procedure is required; independently interprets and carries out the requests made by physicians. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) for Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. Employees at this level are fully functional as an advanced DRT and carry out their assigned tasks independently. DRTs at this level may have varying assignments including special and complex imaging procedures beyond the full performance level, clinical instruction, and basic QM type duties within the program. 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. The candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): i. *Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. ii. Knowledge of techniques for gathering relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers. iii. *Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure. iv. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography. v. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions. vi. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, APPENDIX G25. DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD GS-06477, Dated December 13, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-08. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-9. Physical Requirements: VA Directive and Handbook 5019 – a physical examination will be conducted based on the physical requirements of the position. A physical examination prior to placement is required.

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