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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computed Tomography) - Intermittent (Open Continuous)
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: Must be certified in Advanced Radiology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology ARRT (R)(CT). English Language Proficiency: Must be proficient in both written and spoken English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402 (d), and 7407 (d). 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 (JCERT) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in Radiology. Grade Determinations: In addition to meeting the basic requirements listed above, all applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level in the federal government. Specialized experience consists of experience directly related to DRT Computed Tomography(CT) and may have been acquired through operating, supervising the operation of, or instructing the operation of equipment related to CT.In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk(*): Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.