Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist-MRI
Department of Veterans Affairs - Boston, MA

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Service: Radiology

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN):
842714

***POSITIONS ARE LOCATED AT WEST ROXBURY, MA CAMPUS***

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?

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

http://www.vacareers.gov/

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

WHO MAY APPLY

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  • Open to all U.S. Citizens
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:
This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging. The technologist must be educated in the safety factors governing a magnetic environment that patients, visitors, and equipment enter into. The practitioner must have specific specialized knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and how it relates to the soft tissues and vessels of the human body. The technologist must also have specialized knowledge in the radio-frequency surface coils required for each specific anatomical area to be imaged. The technologist requires knowledge of image acquisition in Computerized Radiography (CR) and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS).

WORK SCHEDULE

: Intermittent 8 hour shifts

Weekends -8:00am-4:30pm

This position will primarily cover weekend shifts, but may include various weekdays and/or holidays as needed. Shifts on these days could vary between

7:00am to 3:30pm, 9am to 5:30pm or 11am to 7:30pm

FUNCTIONAL STATEMENT#

901240

NOTE

: This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.

NOTE

: This position is covered by locality-based comparability pay.

NOTE

: Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

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: Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.

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: Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered.

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: Salary will be determined by a Professional Standards Board.

NOTE:
Incomplete applications will not be considered

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC REQUIREMENTS

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.)

Certification.

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

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.

English Language Proficiency.

Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

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Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled. For this position, applicants must have one year of experience at the GS-8 level in federal service or the equivalent in a private sector setting.

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs

(1)

Ability to balance the needs of the patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;

(2)

Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;

(3)

Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;

(4)

Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;

(5)

Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous skills, and universal precautions.

(6)

Knowledgeable in pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

NOTES/ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

: Applicant must submit form 2850-C to be considered for this position.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires a moderate amount of physical activity working with the equipment and maneuvering patients. Eye/hand coordination. Full use of arms, hands and wrists. Transport, lift, lower, move, turn heavy objects and/or patients. Color vision and depth perception: Must be able to differentiate subtle shades of gray on a diagnostic image. Must also respond to audio signals. Standing, sitting, or reaching for extended periods of time.

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:

http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

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

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx

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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.

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

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NOTE :
Subsequent vacancies may be filled under this announcement for a period of 90 days from the date of the Certificate. Candidates who fail to submit required forms will not be considered. None of these forms will be subsequently loaned or returned to the applicant.

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

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status. It is...