Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Assistant Chief) - External in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Assistant Chief) - External
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
VA Boston Healthcare System
- ##### Open & closing dates
07/10/2019 to 07/24/2019
- ##### Service
- ##### Pay scale & grade
- ##### Salary
$94,699 to $111,922 per year
- ##### Appointment type
- ##### Work schedule
1 vacancy in the following location:
Jamaica Plain, MA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
**POSITION IS LOCATED AT THE JAMAICA PLAIN CAMPUS, Radiology Service Line APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS: RESUME, ARRT CERTIFICATE/LICENSE AND TRANSCRIPT(S)
WHO MAY** APPLY:
- U.S. Citizens
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Learn more about this agency
Assignment to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the Assistant Chief Radiologic Technologist at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiographic and imaging programs. Employees in these assignments plan and direct the radiologic technology program at active, affiliated medical centers or outpatient clinics, and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of nonsupervisory personnel. Functions: The incumbent is responsible for the performance and supervision of the individuals within the department of Radiology. He/she recommends promotions, reassignments or other status changes of assigned personnel. Resolves informal complaints of employees. The incumbent provides direction to personnel in managing their respective sections and offers advice and guidance in handling unique problems. Ensures the monitoring of all activities within the radiology sections and takes appropriate action as required in order to insure their efficient and effective operation. Advises employees of performance requirements and keeps them informed of their progress in meeting these requirements. Holds corrective interviews with employees regarding inadequate performance or conduct. Participates in the management of human resources for the department including selection, promotion, performance appraisal, and award and promotion systems. Regularly sets objectives for self, staff and the department, monitors and evaluates objectives in order to use time effectively and meet deadlines. Deals with the union representatives on matters involving action by an immediate supervisor. Implements provisions of personnel management programs where well established procedures exist such as EEO, career development plans, departmental policy and procedures, award and incentive programs, grievance procedures and safety practices. Directs the in-service training and radiologic student programs; ensures staff maintains a high level of skill and meets at least the minimum level of continuing education required for certification and/or licensure. Conducts monthly staff meetings with staff to exchange information, and discuss policy and procedure changes, safety and medical center issues. Coordinates the integration of the Radiology Department functions with other aspects of overall patient care. Participates in the development/revision, implementation and communication of goals, policies, and standards for the department. Participates in the radiology resident education experience within the department and facilitates the attainment of established residency program objectives. Works with nursing and other clinical supervisors in addressing radiology service issues and to support the maintenance of high quality patient care. Recommends action to the Chief, Technologists and Administrative Officer in regard to equipment purchases, modifications and construction within the department. Provides technical information when requested. Assists in the planning of new construction projects. Direct and controls the purchase and inventory of radiology supplies.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
- #### Job family (Series)
0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
- Mri Technologists
- Radiologic Technologists
- Technologists, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Technologists, Mri
- Technologists, Radiologic
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated drug testing required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
NOTIFICATIONS: - This position is a non-Bargaining Unit position. - Travel and relocation expenses are not authorized. - This position is covered by a special rate. - Selectee may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed. - Candidates who meet the qualification requirements within 15 calendar days following the closing date of the announcement will be considered. - This position is in the Excepted Service. - The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. For internal selectees being promoted, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy - Drug Testing Position: Applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Applicants will not be appointed to the position if a verified positive drug test result is received. - Selectee will be required to complete additional forms to proceed with employment process. - Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by 15 calendar days from the closing date of this announcement, 07/24/2019. 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 for Computed Tomography (CT) and 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. - Credentialing Standards. Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified as radiographers in their field. - English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Grade Determinations: GS-10 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. Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. Functions as a supervisor for a group of DRTs which may include support staff. Evaluates new products and equipment, making recommendations to supervisor concerning upgrades/new purchases that would improve operations. Informs higher level management of anticipated staffing variances and informally recommends promotions, reassignments, or other personnel changes such as retention or release of probationary employees, and recommending recognition of superior performance in the diagnostic radiologic area. Directs the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Experience must demonstrate practice skills in a specialty area or in administration demonstrating progressively more professional competency and judgment. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): Assignments. 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. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments: *a. Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation; b. Skill to evaluate quality management procedures and processes; *c. Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity; *d. Skill to develop new policies and guidelines as needed; and e. Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.
GS-11 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. 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 needed to provide services as a quality control technologist, DRT team leader, supervisory radiologic technologist, or an assistant chief radiologic technologist. Assignments. 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. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments: Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Assistant Chief). This assignment is restricted to employees serving as a full assistant to a GS-12 chief radiologic technologist. Individuals in this assignment share full responsibility for managing the radiologic technology section. The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): a. Knowledge of overall radiology department operations, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation; *b. Ability to monitor and evaluate subordinate supervisor's performance; *c. Ability to formulate plans, delegate authority, and follow-up on delegated tasks; d. Knowledge of new and recent developments in the field; *e. Skill in participating in organizational facility initiatives, workgroups, and/or committees; and*f. Ability to draft and/or recommend organizational policies and/or directives.
References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25
Physical Requirements: This position requires a moderate amount of physical activity working with the equipment and maneuvering patients including eye/hand coordination; full use of arms, hands and wrists; transporting, lifting, lowering, moving, turning heavy objects and/or patients; standing, sitting, or reaching for extended periods of time. Requires color vision and depth perception: must be able to differentiate subtle shades of gray on a diagnostic image; must also respond to audio signals.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
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- Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Professional Certification
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 (current/former Federal employees), etc.
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- Disability Letter (Schedule A)
- Disability Letter (VA)
- VA 10-2850C
- Performance Appraisal
- Professional Certification
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
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VA Boston Healthcare System 940 Belmont Street Brockton, MA 02301 US
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