Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
Department Of Veterans Affairs - Hampton, VA

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Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 839556 (Include # on all documents)

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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.

One full-time Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT), GS-0647-12 position is currently available in the Diagnostic Imaging Service, Hampton VA Medical Center. The normal tour of duty is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There may be some instances where the incumbent would be required to work after 4:30 p.m., or have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which include weekends and holidays. Salary is determined by the Professional Standards Board based on education, qualifications, experience, and credentials. This announcement is open to all qualified U. S. Citizens. More than one applicant may be hired from this announcement. First consideration will be given to permanent Hampton VAMC employees.

Introduction : Responsible for the technical operation of the Diagnostic Radiology Service. Supervises the work of all staff in general and specialty diagnostic sections. Maintains the flow of patients through the department in such a manner as to minimize patient delay and increase efficiency in the utilization of diagnostic equipment. Is responsible for maintaining high quality in radiographs produced by the radiologic technologists. Reviews work on completion. Rejects unsatisfactory work and provides a solution to the technologists so that they can repeat the work satisfactorily. Is on the alert for specific technical problem areas and provides the technologists with the training necessary for improvement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

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 DUTIES:
Duties and Responsibilities : Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Administer and supervise the activities of general and specialty diagnostic personnel to include Diagnostic, Magnetic Resonance, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Mammography and Nuclear Medicine.

Supervises the establishment of technique charts for diagnostic equipment.

Supervises the planning, organizing, and assignments of daily workload. Maintains adequate data necessary for monthly and quarterly reports.

Develops procedures and instructs technicians in specialized equipment usage and in new or unusual procedures as set forth by the professional radiology staff.

Repairs and adjusts diagnostic radiology equipment and makes appropriate requests for service and repairs as necessary. Inventories and is responsible for maintaining an adequate level of supplies to insure efficient operation of the department.

Maintains the general area of the radiographic rooms keeping equipment clean and in good working condition.

Supervises shift operations of the technologists which include three shifts a day seven days a week.

Is responsible for arranging emergency coverage after hours and on holidays and weekends in the case of emergency sickness or leave or any other condition which nay render the technologist scheduled to work unable to do so. Participates in the selection of new employees.

Prepares formal requests and recommendations for promotions, reassignments, and other status changes, or recognition of outstanding performance of assigned employees. Prepares position classification actions. Approves and disapproves leave and recommends action in unusual cases.

Receives formal grievances, resolving those that can be resolved at the first full

supervisory level. Takes disciplinary action as deemed necessary and proposes to higher authority a specific disciplinary action consistent with the problem and facts.

Plan and schedule work for the group ensuring proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning, space and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Develop and implement quality assurance programs relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment.

Maintain liaison with physicians, management personnel and staff to resolve problems and to advise concerning technical procedures, techniques and equipment.

As clinical instructor in radiologic technology, supervise and provide instruction to Radiologic Technology students from all affiliates; train new employees. Assists with the evaluation of the student's performance while rotating through the VA. Is expected to attend at least one continuing education program annually.

Prepare reports setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Assist in the determination of fiscal requirements and prepare budgetary recommendations; monitor, verify and reconcile expenditures of budgeted funds.

Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions and vacation schedules.

Formulates training plans for assigned employees; conducts informal training to broaden employee skills and to provide back-up skills by cross training; recommends more formal training when need is apparent; and officially recommends employees for formal training courses.

Implements specific and general provisions of government-wide and medical center programs in the area of equal employment opportunity and employee management relations to assure equal treatment to all employees.

Informs employees of all aspects of personnel programs of the medical center, either answering their questions on such matters or obtaining information from specialists when more technical answers are required. Assists the Chief of Radiology and his assistant in planning for new or replacement equipment including room preparation, acquisition and economical and workable installation.

Keeps Radiology equipment inventory up to date. Initiates necessary paperwork for equipment to be turned in and assures that necessary entries are made for new equipment received. Makes periodic inventories and keeps the Chief of Radiology informed of findings.

Deals effectively with employees and union representatives on employee suggestions, complaints, grievances, and other matters involved in the day-to-day administration of labor management agreements, including the formulation of provisions contained in the negotiated agreement.

Performs other directly related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Qualification Requirements

a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

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 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), and certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiology.

e. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019.

f. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-11) and must fully meet the KSAs at that level or 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiology or other directly related field related to diagnostic radiology/imaging.

1. Ability to monitor and evaluate subordinate supervisors’ performance.

2. Ability to formulate plans, delegate authority, and follow-up on delegated tasks.

3. Knowledge of new and recent developments in the field.

4. Skill in participating in organizational f acility initiatives , workgroups, and/ or committees.

5. Ability to draft and/or recommend organizational policies and/or directives.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):

  • (1) Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluation; recommendations for appointment, awards, advancement, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs;
(2) Skill to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases.

  • (3) Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research.
  • (4) Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences, etc.
  • (5) Skill to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility.
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: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Time-in-Grade. Current General Schedule (GS) employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grande in order to meet all applicable time-in-grade requirements. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

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.

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 http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx . 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, 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 http://www.va.gov/JOBS/Job_Benefits/benefits.asp .

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. OTHER INFORMATION:

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