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Job Title: Nuclear Medical/PET Technologist
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Nuclear Medical/PET Technologist

Nuclear Medicine Technologists are responsible for independently performing a full range of routine, non-routine, research and new radionuclide studies to include PET/CT. The responsibilities of the nuclear medicine technologist include an empathetic and instructional approach to patient care, the preparation, calibration and administration of radiopharmaceuticals and pharmaceuticals under the direction of an authorized user (nuclear medicine physician) the performance of quality control procedures, the operation of imaging, laboratory and computer instrumentation and the application of accepted standards (ALARA)of radiation safety and protection. The Technologist works within the guidelines from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Department of Transportation (DOT), National Health Physics Program, Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) among others. Continuing education is a necessary component in maintaining the skills required to perform the ever-changing duties, to stay current as new imaging drugs and imaging equipment is developed, and to maintain licensure. The incumbent is a registered CNMT or ARRT (N).

Ability to work independently in operating PET/CT clinic with outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Duty Station: Baltimore, Maryland
Work Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Bargaining Unit: This position is not a bargaining unit position
Telework: This position is not approved for telework
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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 nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification eligibility requirements are normally satisfied by one of the following: graduation from an educational program in nuclear medicine technology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; or national certification as a registered medical technologist or registered radiologic technologist; or a bachelor's or associate's degree in one of the physical or biological sciences, and 4 years of clinical NMT experience.
Preferred Experience: Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification. Current BLS issued from the American Heart Association. PET/CT experience of at least 1yr. CT certification is desired.

Grade Determinations:
GS-11

Experience
. Completion of 1 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.

Examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities at the next lower grade level (GS-09) include but are not limited to:

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Ability to document excessive radiation exposure in the working environment.

2. Knowledge of medical events requiring documentation and the ability to properly document them and make recommendations to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing post-therapy radiation safety precautions.

4. Ability to troubleshoot gamma camera and auxiliary equipment problems.

5. Ability to analyze computer generated data for technical quality and artifacts and initiate corrective measures.

Assignments. NMTs at this GS-11 level may be senior-level practitioners in assigned areas, may be in lead positions, or may be encumbering a position that is supervisory in nature. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.

Examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities at this grade level (GS-11) include but are not limited to:
1. Ability to analyze consequences of improper packaging of radioactive material and take appropriate actions.

2. Ability to determine personnel needing personal monitoring devices, analyze personal monitoring results, and recommend corrective action, if needed.

3. Ability to analyze instances of increased radiation exposure levels and recommend measures to reduce.

4. Ability to calculate exposure rates.

5. Ability to properly document excessive radiation exposure.

6. Ability to develop new protocols for imaging procedures.

7. Skill in motivating and/or mentoring staff, if supervisory position.

8. Ability to develop continuing education standards, if supervisory position.

9. Skill in responding to any decrease in staffing or increase in workload involving all parties to restructure work assignments, if encumbering a supervisory position.

References: https://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11.

Physical Requirements: The work requires frequent standing bending, reaching and walking. The work requires wearing of lead apron, gloves, mask, gown and eye shields. The selectee must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have full manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. This may be considered demanding physical activity

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

  • Resume

CV or Resume (Required) too include: Name of Employer; Month/Year to Month/Year Worked; Number of Hours Worked Per Week; A Detailed Description of your Duties Performed; Current active Licensure, Certification, or Registration number with State, and expiration date.

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
  • Form 10-2850, License, Certification, BLS, ACLS
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

CV or Resume (Required) too include: Name of Employer; Month/Year to Month/Year Worked; Number of Hours Worked Per Week; A Detailed Description of your Duties Performed; Current active Licensure, Certification, or Registration number with State, and expiration date.

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 nuclear medicine technology by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). NMTCB or ARRT (N) certification eligibility requirements are normally satisfied by one of the following: graduation from an educational program in nuclear medicine technology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation; or national certification as a registered medical technologist or registered radiologic technologist; or a bachelor's or associate's degree in one of the physical or biological sciences, and 4 years of clinical NMT experience.
Preferred Experience: Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) certification. Current BLS issued from the American Heart Association. PET/CT experience of at least 1yr. CT certification is desired.

Grade Determinations:
GS-11

Experience
. Completion of 1 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.

Examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities at the next lower grade level (GS-09) include but are not limited to:

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Ability to document excessive radiation exposure in the working environment.

2. Knowledge of medical events requiring documentation and the ability to properly document them and make recommendations to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

3. Ability to communicate orally and in writing post-therapy radiation safety precautions.

4. Ability to troubleshoot gamma camera and auxiliary equipment problems.

5. Ability to analyze computer generated data for technical quality and artifacts and initiate corrective measures.

Assignments. NMTs at this GS-11 level may be senior-level practitioners in assigned areas, may be in lead positions, or may be encumbering a position that is supervisory in nature. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time.

Examples of knowledge, skills, and abilities at this grade level (GS-11) include but are not limited to:
1. Ability to analyze consequences of improper packaging of radioactive material and take appropriate actions.

2. Ability to determine personnel needing personal monitoring devices, analyze personal monitoring results, and recommend corrective action, if needed.

3. Ability to analyze instances of increased radiation exposure levels and recommend measures to reduce.

4. Ability to calculate exposure rates.

5. Ability to properly document excessive radiation exposure.

6. Ability to develop new protocols for imaging procedures.

7. Skill in motivating and/or mentoring staff, if supervisory position.

8. Ability to develop continuing education standards, if supervisory position.

9. Skill in responding to any decrease in staffing or increase in workload involving all parties to restructure work assignments, if encumbering a supervisory position.

References: https://vaww.va.gov/OHRM/Directives-Handbooks/Documents/5005.pdf

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-09. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-11.

Physical Requirements: The work requires frequent standing bending, reaching and walking. The work requires wearing of lead apron, gloves, mask, gown and eye shields. The selectee must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must have full manual dexterity and keyboarding skills. This may be considered demanding physical activity
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