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Job Title: Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Broadcasting/Public Communications, Medical
Job Description
Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI)

The incumbent performs a variety of highly complex Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations for patients to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. The incumbent receives and reviews requests from physicians and other health care providers for MRI examinations of patients. The incumbent also sets up, adjusts and operates MRI equipment, monitors patient condition during examination and, if necessary, renders emergency aid and summons assistance. The incumbent trains other personnel in MRI principles, procedures, capabilities, techniques, and equipment; develops MRI imaging training plans for incorporation in other programs of instruction; assures migration of images from the MRI unit to the Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) is correct and complete. The incumbent's primary responsibility is the oversight of both clinical and administrative programs related to the performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations.

Work Schedule: Full-time 8:00am - 4:30pm
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.
  • English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • 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.
  • Certification - All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)(R).
  • Additional Certification - In addition to the above general certification, applicants must also have Advanced ARRT certification for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR).

    Grade Determinations: GS-10 - At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level or the successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled. Additional experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR). This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging. The technologist must be educated in the safety factors governing a magnetic environment that patients, visitors, and equipment enter into. The practitioner must have specific specialized knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and how it relates to the soft tissues and vessels of the human body. The technologist must also have specialized knowledge in the radio-frequency surface coils required for each specific anatomical area to be imaged.

    References: VA HANBOOK 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Dated: June 26, 2014,

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10.

    Physical Requirements: The job requires reaching, bending, walking and carrying light loads of supplies.

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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
  • Other
  • Veteran's Disability Rating 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.
  • English Language Proficiency - Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
  • 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.
  • Certification - All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT)(R).
  • Additional Certification - In addition to the above general certification, applicants must also have Advanced ARRT certification for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR).

    Grade Determinations: GS-10 - At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level or the successful completion of 1 full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled. Additional experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR). This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of super conducting magnets, the physics of superconducting magnets, and how they relate to the human anatomy in medical imaging. The technologist must be educated in the safety factors governing a magnetic environment that patients, visitors, and equipment enter into. The practitioner must have specific specialized knowledge of cross sectional anatomy and how it relates to the soft tissues and vessels of the human body. The technologist must also have specialized knowledge in the radio-frequency surface coils required for each specific anatomical area to be imaged.

    References: VA HANBOOK 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Dated: June 26, 2014,

    The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-10.

    Physical Requirements: The job requires reaching, bending, walking and carrying light loads of supplies.
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