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Job Title: DRT/CT
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Roseburg, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/12/2018
Expire Date: 10/11/2018
Job Categories: Information Technology, Quality Control, Medical
Job Description
DRT/CT

Technologist performs a variety of diagnostic radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, which range in complexity from routine to moderately complex. For this, the Technologist operates a wide range of equipment including fixed and mobile DR radiographic and fluoroscopic machines, computed radiography plate readers, IMPAX, and a variety of complex computational equipment. The Technologist will be actively involved in all phases of work flow within the Imaging Service, from the receipt of requests for service through the final generation of imaging reports. The DRT/CT technologist will rotate with other DRT/CT qualified technologists on a rotational basis (usually weekly) between CT and Diagnostic X-ray.

All types of CT and CTA procedures dictated by service policy.Procedures include CT and CTA studies of the head, body, neck, chest, extremity, heart.The incumbent practices CT safety at all times during the operation of the CT scanner.The incumbent will perform second screening of patients; observes TJC standards relative to patient safety and ACR recommendations by following written SOP's for the CT section.

secondary duties including diagnostic radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, which range in complexity from routine to moderately complex.

  • Interpret requests from clinical provider and assist with CT protocol preparation.
  • Explain procedures to patients
  • Prepare room, equipment and material needed for patient procedures
  • Prepare contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for performing exams.
  • Starting intravenous line for contrast injection under appropriate guideline and competency.
  • Perform daily quality assurance for each CT scanner
  • Practice radiation safety (ALARA)

Work Schedule: Varies- Some on call required
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • The Technologist will be registered as a Radiographer with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Completed a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) 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. M=ust submit a copy of transcripts. Unofficial are sufficient.
  • Have an advanced ARRT certification in Computed Tomography (CT), (please attach certificate).
Preferred Experience: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position

Grade Determinations:

Must be certified in the following specialties:

Computed Tomography (CT). This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician. This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification in CT.

GS-9 Grade Requirements

Have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. The next lower grade level is GS-8 DRT (Full performance level). Employees at this grade level (GS-8) serve as staff DRTs at the full performance level. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.

References: VA Handbook 5005/77 Appendix G25 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over with or without assistance and the aid of mechanical lift equipment; moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; light lifting under 15 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; light carrying under 15 pounds; straight pulling; pulling hand over hand; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking; standing; kneeling; repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; specific visual requirement ability to visualize x-rays clearly; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted).

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • 10-2850c
  • Resume
  • Transcript


VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
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.
  • The Technologist will be registered as a Radiographer with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  • Completed a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) 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. M=ust submit a copy of transcripts. Unofficial are sufficient.
  • Have an advanced ARRT certification in Computed Tomography (CT), (please attach certificate).
Preferred Experience: 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position

Grade Determinations:

Must be certified in the following specialties:

Computed Tomography (CT). This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician. This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification in CT.

GS-9 Grade Requirements

Have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. The next lower grade level is GS-8 DRT (Full performance level). Employees at this grade level (GS-8) serve as staff DRTs at the full performance level. Candidates at this grade level are to be qualified to provide services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services.

References: VA Handbook 5005/77 Appendix G25 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting 45 pounds and over with or without assistance and the aid of mechanical lift equipment; moderate lifting 15-44 pounds; light lifting under 15 pounds; moderate carrying 15-44 pounds; light carrying under 15 pounds; straight pulling; pulling hand over hand; pushing; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers; walking; standing; kneeling; repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; specific visual requirement ability to visualize x-rays clearly; ability to distinguish basic colors; ability to distinguish shades of colors, hearing (aid permitted).
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