Location: Columbia, South Carolina, South Carolina
Internal Number: 677387300
The Columbia VA Health Care System (VAHCS) opened in 1932 at its current location. The facility has 204 skilled nursing beds, which includes acute medical, surgical, psychiatric, and long-term care. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and some tertiary care. The facility is a complex teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, education, and research. 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. 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. 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).] May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS 8: Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: (a) Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines. (b) Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed. (c) Knowledge of patient's clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results. (d) Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed. (e) Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers. (f) Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest. References: VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 December 13, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-8 Physical Requirements: This position requires heavy lifting , 45 pounds and over, standing, bending, transferring. stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, or pulling without assistance from another patient care provider or significant other. Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Lead Apron) for period s of time. A health examination must be successfully complete prior to this assignment and periodically thereafter as required by the Employee Health Clinic policy. ["This announcement is to establish an applicant pool to fill vacancies more quickly as they occur. Eligible applications will be reviewed for consideration as vacancies occur, but no sooner than 15 business days after the opening date of the announcement. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals. Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable solutions such as Cystograms, cholangiograms, fistula-grams, arthrograms, and myelograms. Also prepares contrast materials for the purpose of performing oral and rectal exams of the GI tract. Help to maintain effective control of the Radiology department by coordinating, organizing and executing the work potential to expedite workflow patterns within the department. Performs all Diagnostic procedures to include all administrative duties associated with each. Validates all images prior to transmitting them to VistA to be interpreted by the professional staff. Keeps abreast of technological advances in the fields of Radiology. Successful completion of all required educational classes and successfully receives all Continuing Education Units (CEU'S) as governed by the ARRT, to maintain an active status with the ARRT Society. Performs Diagnostic procedures on a high volume of patients to include outpatients, inpatients, and procedures performed with C-arms in the operating room and the pain clinic. Performs Portable exams. Assists in the training of rotating x-ray students and technologists. Responsible for explaining exams to patients in terms the patient will comprehend. Receives and interprets all radiology requests, inputting pertinent radiology information into the computer system. Responsible for shielding patients as needed to minimize patient dose. Performs other duties as assigned by management. Work Schedule: Full-Time, 8:00am -4:30pm / 7:30am - 4:00pm, to include Rotational weekends and Holidays. (Subject to change based on agency needs). Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: PD01544A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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