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Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist – External

US Department of Veterans Affairs

This is a Full-time position in Boston, GA posted February 22, 2021.

n n nnAn official website of the United States governmentnn n Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
– External n nn nn WHO MAY APPLY: nn U.S.

Citizens POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE WEST ROXBURY CAMPUS, Radiology Service Line n APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: RESUME, ARRT CT Certificate, and Transcripts n n Work Schedule: Monday
– Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm n Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required Learn more about this agency nn nn The Radiology Lead Technologist has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the Interventional Radiology Department at West Roxbury.

He/she works closely with the Lead CT Technologist, Nurse Manager of IR, CT/IR technologists, radiologists, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic/therapeutic exam results, and patient satisfaction.n Functions:nTechnologist Staff Scheduling: Develops and maintains an on-call schedule for IR technologists The Lead Technologist will also take call for IR.

Determines staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns and develops the weekly/monthly schedules for IR.

Organizes staff work assignments, including lunch and break rotations.

Reports absences and tardiness to Chief Technologist.

Recommends the reassignment of techs if necessary because of call-ins or increased/decreased workload.

Coordinates leave requests i.e.

vacation schedules, to maintain optimal staffing levels.n Staff Training: Trains new technologists in ALL aspects of Interventional Radiology protocols.

Develops formal orientation, training, and evaluation programs.

Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures/protocols.

Instruct other technologists on specialized tasks and new/modified procedures and policies.

Participates in the education of Interventional Radiology technologists as well as other technologists through departmental in-services.

Evaluate work performance of lower level employees and recommend performance ratings; evaluates candidates for employment, promotion, disciplinary action, etc.

Evaluates performance, provides continuing education training as needed.n Inventory Control: Ensures that adequate quantities of Interventional Radiology supplies are available at both campuses, to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control.

Assures that Interventional Radiology procedure rooms are stocked with necessary supplies at all times with special attention to emergent equipment and supplies.

Assists in determining costs for specific exams, and projecting costs for budgetary purposes.

Coordinates new product evaluation.

Recommends methods and products to reduce costsnand/or increase quality.n Equipment Maintenance/Repair: Coordinates the repair and installation of Interventional Radiology equipment at both campuses.

Serves as the liaison between Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and repair contractors.

Tracks and maintains records of repair histories and vendor performance for all Interventional Radiology machines at both campuses.

Monitors work performance by contractors and in-house Services assuring satisfactory completeness.

Recommends equipment improvements, repairs, upgrades, etc.

Participates in developing specifications for new equipment requests.

Participates in developing service contract specifications.

Develops and maintains a quality control program.no Is proficient in all exams offered by Interventional Radiology, including angiography, venography, biopsies, drain procedures, radio frequency ablations, microwave ablations, chemoembolization, and Y-90 radiopharmaceutical injections.no Performs Interventional Radiology exams on critically ill patients and intubated on the floors and in the intensive care units.no Works with the Nurse Manager of IR and Lead CT Technologist to Schedule exams in a manner so as to optimize room times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases.

Since we have two Interventional Radiology rooms in addition to using one of the CT Scanners for IR cases, this requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient.no Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of nonstandard exams.

Determines technical factors, positioning, and pre exam sterile prep,.

Schedules patients for examinations.

Advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results.

Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention.

nn nTravel Requiredn nnOccasional travel
– You may be expected to travel for this position.nn You must be a U.S.

Citizen to apply for this job Designated drug testing required Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to a background/security investigation Must be proficient in written and spoken English Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process n Qualificationsn nn NOTIFICATIONS: This position is a NAGE Bargaining Unit position.

Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized.

This position is covered by a special rate.

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

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

This position is in the Excepted Service.

Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.

Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received.

Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process.

Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action).

The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted).

In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 15 calendar days from the closing date of this announcement, 02/05/2021.n n 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.

Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT).

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 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) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology.

English Language Proficiency.

DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.

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).n n Grade Determinations:n Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist GS-10.

(The incumbent) functions as a lead DRT for a group of DRTs (at the GS-9 level and below).

(The incumbent) provides a full range of general radiologic imaging exams, has a broad knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic radiologic area, and is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor.

The candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):ni.

Ability to provide feedback to supervisor on technical aspects of work.nii.

*Ability to resolve informal employee complaints.niii.

*Ability to monitor and report on the status and progress of work and make adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established procedures.niv.

Ability to perform general and specialized diagnostic radiologic procedures in advanced levels of complex treatment situations.n n Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist GS-11
– The technologist functions as a lead technologist for a group of DRTs (at the GS-10 level and below.

The technologist performs) a full range of general radiologic treatment procedures and possesses broad knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic radiologic area.

The technologist is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor.

The candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs: and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assig

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