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Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: East Orange
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThe New Jersey VA Healthcare system- East Orange Location is currently recruiting for 1 Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for the Imaging Department. This incumbent will serve as the Chief Technologist, (Supervisor), with overall responsibility for the coordination, planning and direction of the general diagnostic, MRI, CT, US, Sp/Interventional suite, Operating Room, Bone Dexa daily operations for these radiology/imaging modalities. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesThis incumbent will have responsibilities that includes oversight for all in patient procedures; outpatient clinics, and ICU areas throughout the Medical Center and off site locations where radiology equipment is present. Incumbent supports the mission/vision statement for the service, performs responsibilities independently with guidance as needed by the Administrative Officer/Supervisor for the Imaging Service. The tour assignment is based on the needs of the service and may include weekend and holiday coverage. The incumbent is expected to perform emergent radiology procedures during the absence of appropriate staffing levels so that direct patient care services are not affected and continuity of service is maintained. The incumbent is expected to drive to the outlying campus, the CBOC's on a regular basis in order to assess the continuity of service provided. The incumbent will drive to other Medical Centers within VISN 2 or outside VISN 2 as directed by the Chief of Service as required. The incumbent is expected to be available during the off tour hours addressing the immediate needs of the service relative to staffing issues, equipment malfunctions, etc. capable of resolving those issues via the telephone or by reporting to the Medical Center if needed. Decisions made by the incumbent are based on the urgency of need, their cost to the organization, the training needs of subordinates, and the complexity of short term, goals and the impact such decisions have on long term commitments.Some duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:Directs the technical services, provides counsel/instruction to employees on clinical and administrative matters, and programs that support this tertiary care facility, the Lyons off site campus, CBOC's in the surrounding communities, and VISN 3 imaging initiatives. The services provided are direct and affect other multidisciplinary services ability to provide critical patient support/care. The incumbent's ability to identify and implement methods for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performing these services and the liaison role the incumbent plays affect the overall operational services to the patients, families, and community. The incumbent is responsible for the Quality Control/Quality Assurance program through a subordinate staff member under his/her supervision. The incumbent provides direct oversight daily for 21 Multi-Modality trained DRT's; 3 Medical Machine Technologists and serves as the clinical instructor for the affiliate allied health radiology program by providing guidance to the students that rotate through the service. The incumbent also supervises two Lead DRT Technologists position. The incumbent works closely with the PACS Administrator, when issues surface relative to dicom compatibility equipment issues; procedure outliers that appear on the incomplete listing, etc. Incumbent is able to trouble shoot "exceptions" or issues that may develop prior to images sent through to the PACS environment. Coordinates the competency reviews for staff working permanent off tours and weekends during the course of the rating cycle.Works closely with the Radiation Safety Officer, reporting/resolving issues as they arise, providing a safe environment for staff and patients. Is responsible for staff practicing radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patients, staff and self. This is achieved by the use of lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead lined walls and collimation. Film badges are worn by the technicians in compliance with radiation regulations. The incumbent must be aware of and practice the safety policies/procedures of the Medical Center, and participate in quality assurance activities as directed. Is able to identify when procedures; SOP's require modifications in order to achieve the best outcome and implement new procedures as needed. Inventory Control: Ensures that adequate quantities of supplies are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control. Assures that all imaging modality areas, ultrasound procedure rooms are stocked with necessary supplies at all times with special attention to emergent equipment and supplies. Assists in determining par levels forspecific supplies. Coordinates new product evaluation. Recommends methods and products to reduce costs and/or increase quality. Recommends staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns. Organizes staff work assignments, including lunch and break rotations. Reports extended or unusual absences and tardiness to Administrative Officer, recommending appropriate disciplinary action. Recognizes when additional staff are required in order to complete increased workload, makes assignments on a fair and equitable basis.Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8a -4:30pm or as dictated by patient care demandsFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Supervisory status Yes Promotion Potential None Job family (Series) 0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Similar jobs Mri Technologists Radiologic Technologists Technologists, Mri Technologists, Radiologic Help Requirements 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 ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING CONSIDERED. Qualifications Basic Requirements:Citizenship: US CitizenCertification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), [or Mammography (M) duties performed independently, as applicable]. Advanced certification indicates that the incumbent [can operate independently] and has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination. [In modalities that require advanced certification, to support their continued development, technologists who do not possess an advanced certification may be provided on the job training with oversight from a certified radiologic technologist.] . NOTE: Advanced ARRT-CT is what is required for this position. Proof of this must be provided at the time of application, failure to do so will result in disqualification.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).Grade Determinations: Experience. At least one year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that fully meets the KSAs at that level. Experience comparable to the next lower grade level includes experience such as directing on the job training, evaluating employees work performance and recommendation of performance ratings, technical planning and oversight to set and adjust work priorities, knowledge of medical center, VHA and government wide human resources management regulations, policies and procedures.Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments:Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist-Assignment to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the chief radiologic technologist at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiographic and imaging programs. Employees in these assignments plan and direct the radiologic technology program at active, affiliated medical centers with critical care and emergent inpatient services, and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of subordinate personnel, including GS-10 DRTs, at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower grade level, and may include clerical or administrative support staff. At this level, the radiologic technology program typically includes the full variety of comprehensive and complex modalities.The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs:i. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs.ii. Ability to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases.iii. Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research.iv. Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences, etc.v. Ability to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility.References: VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. THIS IS A REQUIRED DOCUMENT, AND MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING CONSIDERED. 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. Additional informationThis job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Please note due to the Coronavirus pandemic the VA is using an expedited pre-employment process. Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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, rsum, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.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. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Other Drug test required Yes Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsTo apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:VA FORM 10-2850C- APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLICATION DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLICATION DATECurrent ARRT certification in Radiography (R)Current advanced ARRT-CT certificationResumeTranscriptVA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850==Search. THIS IS A REQUIRED DOCUMENT AND MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING CONSIDERED.The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.Cover LetterDD-214/ Statement of ServiceDisability Letter (Schedule A)Disability Letter (VA)VA FORM 10-2850C- APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLICATION DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLICATION DATEBasic Life Support Certification (BLS)Current ARRT certification in Radiography (R)Current advanced ARRT-CT certificationResumeSF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionTranscriptFINAL DOCUMENTS REMINDER: THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION. THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: VA FORM 10-2850C- APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLCIATION DATE, PROOF OF EDUCATION- TRANSCRIPTS, PROOF OF REQUIRED CERTIFICATION- AART-(R), AART-ADVANCED CT, IF YOU'RE A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR MOST CURRENT SF-50 DATED WITHIN A YEAR OF APPLICATION DATE SHOWING YOUR MOST RECENT GRADE, STEP AND SALARY. THE SF-50 CANNOT BE AN AWARD. IF YOU'RE CLAIMING STATUS YOU MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF THAT STATUS.Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx. 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. Help BenefitsA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits 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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