Posted on 10/11/2017

Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Interventional Technology)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Las Vegas, NV

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## Duties

 

### Summary

 

**OUR MISSION**: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise ? "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" ? by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

 

Since 1972, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 240,000 veterans living in our catchment area. In addition to our main facility in Las Vegas, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics located in Henderson, Pahrump and Laughlin. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to www.vacareers.va.gov

 

**NOTE:** The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-9. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

 

 

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### Responsibilities

 

The incumbent serves as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) Interventional Technology (IR) in Radiology Service at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. The incumbent performs neuroangiography, including spine, head and neck studies. The incumbent performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities (i.e., renal, hepatic, mesenteric, aortic, femoral, etc.). The incumbent performs interventional radiographic studies while operating interventional and ultrasound equipment, including abscess drainages, biopsy procedures, thoracenteses, paracentheses, etc. The incumbent uses specialized equipment to perform diagnostic angiographic procedures and complex vascular and non-vascular interventional and therapeutic procedures.

 

**Work Schedule:** Various shifts to include weekends, holidays, and on-call

 

**Functional Statement Title/#:** Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Interventional Radiology)

 

Recruitment/relocation incentives have not been authorized.

 

### Travel Required

 

Not required

 

##### Supervisory status

 

No

 

### Who May Apply

 

#### This job is open to…

 

United States Citizens

 

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

 

* #### Job family (Series)

 

0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

 

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## Requirements

 

### Conditions of Employment

 

* Must pass pre-employment examination

* Must be proficient in written and spoken English

* Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

* Background and-or Security Investigation required

* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

* VA Form 10-2850c required

 

**Physical Requirements:** Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; walking 3 hours, standing 3 hours, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; hearing (aid permitted); mental and emotional stablility.

 

### Qualifications

 

**Basic Requirements:**

 

* Citizenship: Citizen of the United States.

* Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)(R).

* 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.

* Physical Requirements: Applicants must meet the physical requirements for the position. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

* English Language Proficiency: Applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).

 

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.

 

**Grade Determinations:**In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment.

 

**Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology (CV):**Cardiovascular-interventional technologists (CV) use specialized equipment to perform diagnostic angiographic procedures and complex vascular and nonvascular interventional and therapeutic procedures. This specialty requires additional knowledge of vascular systems and major vessel anatomy. The technologist must be knowledgeable in the specialized equipment employed for digital subtraction systems and interventional procedures. The technologist administers contrast media under the supervision of the staff radiologist and confers with the radiologist to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiologic monitoring to perform procedures. CV technologists must be knowledgeable in CR and PACS.

 

**GS-9 DRT**

 

**Experience:**At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-8) directly related to the position being filledthat demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level.

 

**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. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

 

*1. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;

 

2. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;

 

*3. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;

 

4. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;

 

5. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and

 

6. 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-647. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

 

### Education

 

**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: 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.

 

### Additional information

 

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

 

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

 

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

 

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### How You Will Be Evaluated

 

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

 

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

 

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

 

**NOTE:**The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate?s education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy. ****

 

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### Background checks and security clearance

 

##### Security clearance

 

Not Applicable

 

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## Required Documents

 

The following documents are required:

? Resume or CV

 

? VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available athttp://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) **This is a required form and must be submitted with your application.**

 

? Responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

 

? Optional Form 306 - Declaration for Federal Employment (Available at www.opm.gov/forms/pdffill/of0306.pdf)

 

? Proof of certification

 

? Unofficial transcripts

 

? Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action. This is a required form and must be submitted with your application. No Award SF-50s will be accepted. Your SF-50 must include series, grade, step, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

 

Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.**

****Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:**You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is TAG:VacancyID.

 

*NOTE*: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

 

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

 

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

 

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## Benefits

 

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

 

* Benefits for federal employees

* Healthcare insurance

* Pay and leave

 

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

 

**Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee.

 

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

 

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## How to Apply

 

**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.**

 

**To apply for this position,** you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to receive consideration.

 

1. To begin,** click Apply Online** to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

 

2. **Click Submit My Answers**to submit your application package.

 

*NOTE*: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

 

 

To verify your application is complete,log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

 

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

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### Agency contact information

 

### Sean K. Jones

 

##### Phone

 

(702)791-9000

 

##### Email

 

SEAN.JONES6@VA.GOV

 

##### Address

 

VHA Southern Nevada HCS Las Vegas

HRMS 05

6900 North Pecos Road

North Las Vegas, NV

 

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### Next steps

 

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

 

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on ?Application Status.? For a more detailed update of your status, click on ?more information.? Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

 

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## Fair & Transparent

 

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

 

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

 

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* Office of Equal Opportunity

 

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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

 

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

 

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

 

* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

 

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

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#### Legal and regulatory guidance

 

* Financial suitability

* Social security number request

* Privacy Act

* Signature and false statements

* Selective Service

* New employee probationary period

 

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481543700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

 

 

 

*Open & closing dates:* 10/10/2017 to 10/18/2017

 

 

*Salary:* $48,403 to $62,920 per year

 

 

*Pay scale & grade:* GS 09

 

 

*Work schedule:* Full-Time - Full Time

 

 

*Appointment type:* Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent

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