Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Angiography) in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1976313

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". How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center is a 673-bed tertiary healthcare facility which provides care to over 100,000 veterans in northern Ohio. We provide care through our main medical facility at the Wade Park campus, 13 community based outpatient clinics, and 3 vet centers. The medical center has been recognized for more programs of excellence than any other Veterans Affairs Medical Center. These programs of excellence include: Open Heart Surgery, Care of the Seriously Mentally Ill, Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Substance Abuse Care, Spinal Cord Injury Care, Medical Care of the Homeless, Domiciliary Care of the Homeless, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Advance Platform Technology, Primary Care Education, and Patient-Centered Specialty Care Education. We are a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services to Veterans with state-of-the art technology as well as medical education and research. Our main campus in Cleveland, Ohio has a full service ER for both general acute care and psychiatric care and a comprehensive reference clinical laboratory. With us, you will find a challenging, yet rewarding career experience.

Note: A Professional Standard Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the step at which the candidate will be placed in that specific grade. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

Duties

The Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center is recruiting for a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Angiography). The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Angiography) will function in Radiology Service. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Angiography) duties include:

  • Assisting the interventional radiologist and performing radiographic portion of difficult procedures such as arteriography, pulmonary angiography, peripheral arteriography, selective arteriography, chemo- and radioembolization procedures, nephrostomy tube placement, biopsies and digital subtraction angiography (DSA).
  • Receiving patients and explaining procedure.

  • Setting up room and sterile trays for procedures

  • Scrubbing in with radiologist when needed.

  • Setting up and adjusting necessary radiographic equipment required for optimal images with lowest exposure.

  • Performing radiologic exams using CR or DR radiography systems.

  • Preparing and administering contrast material under the direction of the radiologist.

  • Acquiring images for transfer to the PACS system

  • Monitoring vital signs such as pulse, respirations, and blood pressure as required by patient condition and notify radiologist of significant changes.

  • Protecting patients, co-workers and visitors from unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation.

  • Instructing students in all aspects of the profession.
  • Maintaining pertinent records of technical factors used, patients examined, views taken, and examination performed.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm with possible weekend and holiday coverage.

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current, permanent VA employees and current, permanent employees of other Federal agencies

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U. S. Citizenship.
  • Occupational physical may be required.
  • English Language Proficiency.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship: United States Citizen
  • Education: 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.

  • Certification: Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)(R)

Grade Determinations:

GS-9: Must possess one year of experience at the GS-8 level or equivalent to qualify. You must have skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others and health care providers; knowledge of basic first aid and life support practices related to radiography; know of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and knowledge of pre-procedural and pros-procedural care of patients. DRTs perform procedures and examinations in hospitals or clinics under the direction of radiologists and other medical officers. The objective of the examinations and procedures is to produce radiographic studies that are used in medical diagnosis and interpreted by medical officers to locate injuries, foreign bodies, pathological conditions, or lesions within the body. They prepare and administer contrast media and medications in accordance with State and Federal regulations. All DRTs must be knowledgeable in Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS).

References: VA Qualification Standard VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25

In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience.

When describing your experience please include your title, duties performed, and dates of employment (month/year).

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; religious; 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.

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.

Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements of this position are concerned with the mental and physical ability of the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the proposed assignment and may include requisite laboratory and other screening as required by Federal regulatory agencies.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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. .

Areas of Consideration – Applicants will be considered based on the following areas of consideration.

  • First Area of Consideration (facility employees) – Current, permanent Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center (CBOC's included), permanent employees of the Veteran Canteen Service assigned to this facility, Office of Information & Technology employees assigned to this facility, CPAC bargaining unit employees located at the Cleveland VAMC, and Virtual CBOPC bargaining unit employees under station 741 located at the Cleveland VAMC.
  • Second Area of Consideration (other VA employees) – Current, permanent Department of Veterans Affairs Employees (VA employees who are located at other VA medical centers).
  • Third Area of Consideration: Current, permanent employees of other Federal agencies.
BENEFITS

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

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.

Other Information

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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472475300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-07-13 to 2017-08-03

Salary: $54,787 to $67,765 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 09

Series: 0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: FZ-17-JM-1976313-BU

Control number: 472475300