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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Diagnostic Radiological Technologist in Iowa City, Iowa

Summary The Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System is recruiting for 1 full-time Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist for the Diagnostic Imaging Service Line. Responsibilities The Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist serves as Chief Radiologic Technologist. The incumbent has the responsibility for planning, developing, and directing the General Radiology (including intermittent staff), Computed Tomography (CT) scan, Ultrasound (US), Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy, & Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) operations of the Radiology Service within the Imaging Service Line. This involves providing radiological studies in the inpatient and outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and ICU areas throughout the medical center and offsite locations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Directs the technical services and programs that support this complex tertiary care facility, VA satellite clinics in surrounding communities, and VISN 23. These services provided are direct and have a significant impact in other multi-mission organizational units' ability to provide critical patient support. The incumbent's ability to identify and implement methods for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performing these services and the liaison role the incumbent plays affects the overall operational services to the patients, families, and community. Plans and coordinates work to be accomplished by sub-areas General Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, CT scan, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, Fluoroscopy, & MRI. Sets and adjust short-term and long-­term priorities, and prepares schedules for goals on completion of assigned tasks. Assigns work based on priorities, consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and capabilities of employees. Evaluates and directs work performance of subordinates. Decides on emergent, costly, or controversial training needs and training requests related to employees of Imaging for service for Administrative Officer approval. Evaluate technical imaging contractors work to ensure quality and standards compliance. Oversees work of General Radiologic technologists (GS-8's), CT scan technologists (GS-9's), Ultrasound technologists (GS-8's), Interventional technologists (GS-9's), Nuclear Medicine technologists (GS-9's), and MRI technologists (GS-9's), and affiliated radiologic technology students. Makes decisions on work problems presented by facility supervisors, administrators, facility team leaders, similar personnel, and contractors. Provides advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both clinical ahd administrative matters. Follows established Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines and protocols to insure integrity, availability, authenticity and confidentiality of imaging data transmitted by the various modalities. This requires personally previewing imaging coming from modalities prior to storage in the P ACS archive. The incumbent assists Radiologists and provides evaluation and reports to upper Imaging management regarding the effectiveness of P ACS imaging for the veterans. PLEASE SEE THE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BELOW Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. All 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. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications 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. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or Mammography (M) duties performed independently, as applicable. Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months in duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from other accrediting agencies as recognized by the Department of Education (DOE). English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and7407(d). Grade Determinations: GS-12 Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Experience. At least one year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-11) that fully meets the KSAs at that level, which is defined as: Analyzing organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation; Analyzing and using data effectively to manage section workload, quality, performance, and productivity; Problem solving and conflict resolution; Supervising technologists performing a wide variety of difficult radiographic exams (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, Ultrasound); Interviewing and evaluating candidates for positions, evaluating subordinate performance, recommending appointments, advancements, or recommend or take appropriate disciplinary actions; Participating in organizational facility initiatives, workgroups, and/or committees. Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. Assignment to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the chief radiologic technologist at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiographic and imaging programs. Employees in these assignments plan and direct the radiologic technology program at active, affiliated medical centers with critical care and emergent inpatient services, and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of subordinate personnel, including GS-10 DRTs, at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower grade level, and may include clerical or administrative support staff. At this level, the radiologic technology program typically includes the full variety of comprehensive and complex modalities. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): - *Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs. - Ability to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases. - *Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research. - *Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences, etc. - *Ability to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility. All qualifying experience you possess must be clearly described in your application package. We will not make assumptions when reviewing applications. Failure to demonstrate your experience in your resume may result in disqualification. It is strongly recommended that you write to each KSA in your application package. References: December 13, 2019 VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Work is performed in a clinical setting. Walking, standing, light lifting, typing, carrying, and bending may be required. Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: 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. For further information, visit: Additional Information This is an OPEN CONTINOUS ANNOUNCEMENT. Qualified applications will be referred every two weeks from the opening date of this announcement until the closing date, or until the position is filled, whichever is sooner. The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Receiving Service Credit or 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.