Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computed Tomography) in Kansas City, Missouri
As an Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, the incumbent will be required to perform Computed Tomography (CT) examinations in the Radiology Service at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, as well as provide on-call coverage in the modality as necessary. The incumbent should expect to maintain current advanced registry in Computed Tomography (CT).
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The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist is expected to perform the following duties:
- Multi Slice Computed Tomography (CT) Axial and/or 3D Reconstruction Scans to include drainages and biopsies. Prior to scanning acquisition, technologist selects and sets protocols and parameters for each individualized patient's examination(s). Monitors, observes, and assists patient(s) within the CT.
- Receives patients to include a verbal interview for demographic accuracy and patient education prior to procedure, ensuring the patient's comfort, relaxation, and safety.
- Adheres to all Radiation Safety guidelines and reports any issues to the appropriate party.
- Positions the patient within the CT System, monitors patients during all phases of appropriate examination(s), and removes the patient from the respected system(s) upon completion of the data and/or imaging acquisitions.
- In all sections, administers contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist(s). Confers with the radiologist(s) to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiological monitoring to perform the procedure(s).
- Registers patient and procedure(s) in the KAN VISTA System-Radiology Package, and enter the case number to case edit the patients file and indicate that the procedure has been completed.
- Maintains imaging files on the patient, clinical analysis, computer data, and technical parameters of each examination to include short and long term archives, film library and Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS).
- Utilize appropriate CPT codes for the exam performed, performs timely, accurate case editing, and accurate usage of parenting codes to multiple examinations.
- Perform all other duties common to the Radiology Service as assigned by the supervisor and/or Chief Technologist, Radiology Service.
Work Schedule: Two Tours Available: (1) Thursday/Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm & Saturday/Sunday & 7:00 am - 7:00 pm OR (2) Monday through Friday 4:00 pm - midnight Fi*nancial Disclosure Report:* Not Required
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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
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Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
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 general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination. * 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) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology. * English Language Proficiency: DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.
Grade Determinations: At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-08) directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. 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. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): * *Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures; * Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather 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; and * Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.
References: VA Handbook 5005/77 Part II Appendix G25 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard
Per VA Handbook 5019, the incumbent will need to meet the following physical requirements to perform their duties: * Ability to routinely lift up to 45 pounds and occasionally perform heavy lifting/carrying of over 45 pounds. * Position requires long periods of sitting, standing, and walking. * Position requires intermittent periods of kneeling, bending, twisting, pulling/pushing, simple grasping, and occasionally reaching for objects above the shoulder. * Advanced modalities involve long periods of fine manipulations (using keyboard for operation of scanner and computer databases).
NOTE:Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VAleased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
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Note:Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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Drug test required
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VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/searchaction.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey;=&Action;=Search.
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NOTE: Participation in the seasonal influenza program is a condition of employment and a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individuals who, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations where patients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients as part of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to, VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers (CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliary units, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VA licensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid and unpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, fee basis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers, and trainees who work at these facilities. HCPs that are unable to receive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear a face mask throughout the influenza season.
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Kansas City VA Medical Center 4801 Linwood Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64128 US
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520373200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 12/26/2018 to 01/16/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 9
Salary: $50,918 to $66,194 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time