Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department of Veterans Affairs - Tuskegee, AL

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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.

NOTE: The Professional Standards 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.


U. S. Citizenship

Must pass pre-employment examination

English Language Proficiency required

Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required

Background and-or Security Investigation required

The incumbent serves as the Lead Technologist to the Chief Technologist and has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the radiology section to include all modalities. He/she works closely with the technologists, radiologist, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic exam results, obtain patient satisfaction and identify challenges and resolve issues at the lowest levels. Assist the Imaging Supervisor in overall management of the department by immediately and effectively communicating all perceived and confirmed problems and concerns and recommending courses of actions and/or solutions. Ensures that adequate quantities of supplies are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control. Coordinates the flow of patient through the radiology department.

Performs radiologic procedures when staffing levels require the incumbent to do so to ensure that patient care is continued without delay or interruption. Oversees image transmission and acquisition process to ensure that all radiographic images are transmitted in PAC's system. In the absence of the Chief Technologist, performs daily checks of the archive manager reconciliation logs and performs patient/study reconciliation. Practices hospital safety, infection control, universal precaution and radiation safety in accordance with age and/or gender specific departmental guidelines. Assess and reviews requisitions with clerical staff. Participates in the radiology student educational experience within the department as directed. Assist in initiating and implementing changes in methods. Implements departmental and medical center policy and procedures. Effectively communicates verbally and through example and attitude. Coordinates the intragration of diagnostic section. Oversee staff assignment. Determines staffing requirements based on past, present and future workload patterns. Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures/protocols. Provides advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both clinical and administrative matters. Follows established Quality Assurance guidelines.Coordinates the repair of radiographic equipment. Has the ability to multi task, prioritize work and analyze problems to come to sound solutions. Continually reviews new developments in the field. Secures the confidence and cooperation of the patients during procedures.

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates)

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

c. Experience or Education. Completion of 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 and associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.

Requires a minimum of one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSA's at that level. In addition the candidate must meet the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*)

  • (1) Ability to provide technical oversight and assign personnel and tasks to be accomplished in a manner that assures completion of the workload utilizing the personnel to the greatest advantage thus providing the optimal level of patient care within the workday;
  • (2) Ability to plan, direct, and distribute work assignments to diagnostic radiologic technologists at lower grade levels.
  • (3) Skill in instructing and training DRTs on newly acquired equipment.
  • (4) Ability to plan and project staffing needs.
Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

. Functions as a lead DRT for a group of DRT's.


References : VA Handbook 5005/15, Part II, Appendix G25 II-G25-1 APPENDIX G25, DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST



Physical Requirements:
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Functional Requirements:
Heavy Lifting (45 lbs and over); Moderate lifting (15-44 lbs); Light lifting (Under 15 lbs); Moderate carrying (15 -44lbs); Light Carrying under 15 pounds; Pushing (2hrs); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 3 hours); Standing (up to 4 hours); Repeated bending (2-3 hours); Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Hearing (aid permitted).

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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:


All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. 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.

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on their application or résumé. Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must complete an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference. Veterans who are still in the service may be granted tentative preference on the basis of information contained in their applications, but they must produce a DD Form 214 or other proof prior to appointment to document entitlement to preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit



Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. You may also be evaluated based upon the question responses you provide during a structured interview. In responding to structured interview questions you should be sure to cite specific examples of experience, explain exactly what you did, and the outcome.

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, thrift savings plan, 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



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

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

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. 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.

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