Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 830576
Salary : Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade (5 to 8) and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
The VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho is now recruiting for 3 permanant, full time Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists to work in the Radiology Service.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans.
Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your country's service.
If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans .
The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.
The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are I ntegrity, C ommitment, A dvocacy, R espect and E xcellence (" I CARE ").
America's Veterans need you!
To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/ . KEY REQUIREMENTS
Must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
English Language Proficiency required.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Must pass a pre-employment physical.
Must have an Associate’s degree as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.
Must be an ARRT Certified Radiologic Technologist. DUTIES:
The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist will be Working under the guidance of the Chief Technologist or Lead Technologist during the day and independently on evening shifts, weekend shifts and after hours, the technologist performs routine to complex radiographic examination procedures. Exams are achieved by using diagnostic x-ray equipment such as fluoroscopic units, portable units, c-arm units and general diagnostic units. Exams are performed within the radiology department or other places within the hospital such as surgery, ICU, ER, etc. These exams are performed with and without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of the exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated. Quality assurance checks are completed on resulting digital images before submitting the images for interpretation.
WORK SCHEDULE Position 1: Sun, 12 am - 8 am; Mon - Wed, 11 am - 7 pm; Sat, 12 am - 8 am
WORK SCHEDULE Position 2: Mon - Fri, 4 pm - 12 am.
WORK SCHEDULE Position 3: Sun, 4 pm - 12 am; Wed - Fri, 11 am - 7 pm; Sat, 4 pm - 12 am
Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP) may be available.
Relocation expenses and/or Recruitment incentives have not been authorized. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Reference: VA Handbook 5005, Diagnostic Radioliogic Technologist Qualification Standards: http://vaww1.va.gov/ohrm/T38hybrid/qualstandards.htm
Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.
English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position.
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 associates degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
Physical Requirements. The work may require long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy items such as cassettes and leaded aprons. Overhead pulling and pushing of moderately heavy equipment such as tube heads as well as pushing and pulling of patients on tables for the purpose of positioning is performed on a routine basis. Lifting of disable patients is done with lifting devices and is usually shared with other hospital employees.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
GS-5: None beyond the basic requirements. Employees at this level serve in a DRT career development position. It is expected that they receive guidance from more experienced staff members for more complex patient issues, and require daily and direct supervision.
GS-6: At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level. OR successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging.
GS-7: At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level OR successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field related to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled.
GS-8: At least 1 year of experience at the next lower grade level AND Certification by ARRT in one of the specialized areas of radiologic technology is highly desirable, in addition to certification by ARRT as a general radiologic technologist. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. You can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency.
Veteran's Preference : When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, nonservice-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF 15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, go to http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetsinfo.asp . HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Complete application packages will be reviewed to determine if the basic qualifications for this position have been met. A listing of candidates who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the hiring facility where the credentialing and privileging screening process is completed. BENEFITS:
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp . OTHER INFORMATION:
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. This is not a guarantee and must be requested in advance.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You may be required to serve a probationary period.
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