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Job Title: Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Kansas City, MO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Major duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operates a Super Conductive Magnetic Resonance Scanner. S/he will develop new techniques, define optimal protocols, and devise alternative ways to visualize pathology within the patient. Evaluates new system(s) and compares them with existing methodologies.
  • Positions the patient within the MRI System, monitors patients during all phases of appropriate examination(s), and removes the patient from the respected system(s) upon completion of the data and/or imaging acquisitions.
  • In all sections, administers contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist(s). Confers with the radiologist(s) to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiological monitoring to perform the procedure(s).
  • Registers patient and procedure(s) in the KanVista System-Radiology Package, and enters the case number to case edit the patient's file and indicate that the procedure has been completed.
  • Maintains imaging files on the patient, clinical analysis, computer data, and technical parameters of each examination to include short and long term archives, film library, and Picture Archival and Communication (PACS).
  • Advanced modalities - Magnetic Resonance Imaging The technologist performs Superconductive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans to include, but not limited to, Spin Echo, Fast Spin Echo, Inversion Recovery, EPI, 2D and 3D TOF MRA's and MRV's, and 3D Reconstruction procedures.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge of changes associated with aging and principles of human growth and development, possess the ability to assess and interpret patient data and the ability to identify age-specific needs such as considering age related factors and how it affects the radiographic appearance of the anatomy, or how the age-related factors must be considered while positioning the patient to best demonstrate anatomy parts.
Work Schedule: Sat/Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (MRI) and Tues, Thurs, Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; call coverage required
Functional Statement: Advanced Diagnostic Radiologic TechnologistBasic 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 (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
  • 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 as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: ability to work independently and be flexible for call coverage

Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.

Grade Determinations:
  • Experience. 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.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
  1. *Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
  2. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
  3. *Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
  4. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
  5. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
  6. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.

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

Physical Requirements: Routinely lifts up to 45 pounds and occasionally perform heavy lifting/carrying of over 45 pounds. Requires long periods of sitting, standing, and walking; intermittent periods of kneeling, bending, twisting, pulling/pushing, simple grasping, and occasionally reaching for objects above the shoulder. Advanced modalities involve long periods of fine manipulations (using keyboard for operation of scanner and computer databases).

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

  • 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
  • ARRT Certification
  • VA Benefits Letter
  • 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.
  • Certification. All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination.
  • 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 as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Preferred Experience: ability to work independently and be flexible for call coverage

Applicants with the following certifications from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN) are highly preferred: Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). (AHA certification preferred.) The selected employee will be required to receive these certifications prior to assuming clinical responsibilities and ensure current certifications after employment is maintained.

Grade Determinations:
  • Experience. 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.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
  1. *Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures;
  2. Skill to demonstrate appropriate techniques to gather relevant information from the medical record, significant others, and health care providers;
  3. *Ability to assess factors that may contraindicate the procedure;
  4. Knowledge of basic first aid and basic life support practices related to radiography;
  5. Knowledge of physical assessment, aseptic techniques, intravenous methods and techniques and universal precautions; and
  6. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients.

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

Physical Requirements: Routinely lifts up to 45 pounds and occasionally perform heavy lifting/carrying of over 45 pounds. Requires long periods of sitting, standing, and walking; intermittent periods of kneeling, bending, twisting, pulling/pushing, simple grasping, and occasionally reaching for objects above the shoulder. Advanced modalities involve long periods of fine manipulations (using keyboard for operation of scanner and computer databases).
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