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Job Title: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Science, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI)

The duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Advises the Radiologist of those examinations which require immediate attention while the patient is still undergoing an examination.
  • Assists the radiologist in the administration of contrast material agents.
  • Practices sterile technique to prevent contamination.
  • Accurately and routinely performs the associated DHCP and imaging network responsibilities that relate to a patient examination and the patient's record.
  • Responsible for setting up and positioning patients, provides immobilization devices, selects proper technical factors on an individual patient basis, and operates the equipment.
  • Interaction with physicians, scientists, physicists, computer programmers and manufacture's technical design engineers will be a normal occurrence of the daily duties of the operator, along with patient interactions.
  • Checks all equipment and reports failures to the MRI Supervisor or Lead Technologist.
  • Maintains and stocks all supplies used in his/her work area.
  • Interacts with patients, explains exam procedures, positions patients within the scanner, monitors patients during all phases of the examination, and records all patient exam information for permanent record.
  • When operating the MRI, the incumbent coordinates with Radiologist and Physicist to determine the most ideal parameters to pulse the magnet for each individualized patient examination.
  • A, Programs technical factors by interrogating computer console and responding with inputs that will result in the required parameters as determined by the Radiologist and Physicist.
  • Monitors the examination by checking computations, performances and results of the selected parameters to obtain the best diagnostic computer data and images.
  • Performs clinical analysis of data recorded by the computer and records the computer data on film, magnetic tape and printer plotter paper
  • Performs technical operation and general technical maintenance of the computer, disk drives, console, imaging devices, etc.
  • Assists manufacturer representative and biomedical engineers in the calibration and trouble shooting of malfunctions in the equipment used, notifies the MRI Supervisor or Lead Technologist of any failure or required service.
  • When operating the MRI, the incumbent performs or monitors safety checks on patients, employees and visitors to comply with FDA safety standards regarding ferrous objects and cardiac pacemakers prior to those persons entering the environment of the five (5) Gauss magnetic field
Basic Requirements:
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates.)
b. Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R) (MR).
c. 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) or from schools accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and certification by the ARRT in radiology.
d. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience: Extensive CT exam experience and 3D image reconstruction knowledge and experience

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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

Grade Determinations:
GS-9 level experience requirements. Completion of 1 full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition the candidate must meet following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
*a. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
b. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
*c. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
d. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
e. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
f. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II APPENDIX G25. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS9.

None

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

  • VA-10-2850c
  • Resume


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
  • VA-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:
a. Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates.)
b. Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R) (MR).
c. 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) or from schools accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and certification by the ARRT in radiology.
d. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English.

Preferred Experience: Extensive CT exam experience and 3D image reconstruction knowledge and experience

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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

Grade Determinations:
GS-9 level experience requirements. Completion of 1 full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition the candidate must meet following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
*a. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
b. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
*c. Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
d. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
e. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
f. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II APPENDIX G25. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS9.
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