Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist ( Computerized Tomography) in Polacca, Arizona
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This is a Direct Hire Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) for a permanent Full-Time Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) for the Clinical Service Division, Radiology Department located at the Hopi Health Care Center in Polacca, Arizona. This position will report to the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) will provide a variety of highly complex radiologic examinations through use of a Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner in support of patient care.
Multiple position types may be filled from this announcement during the term of the open period. Qualified candidates with a complete application will be considered for current or future vacancies as they occur. Positions may be filled at any grade level indicated in the announcement, with or without promotion potential. Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applications do not apply to this vacancy announcement. Your application will remain active for three (3) months after date of receipt of this office.
The IHS is required by law to give absolute preference to qualified applicants who meet the Secretary of the Interior's definition of Indian for appointment to vacancies within the IHS in accordance with established IHS policy as outlined in the Indian Health Manual Part 7, Chapter 3. The IHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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- Performs quality control, daily required calibration and records appropriate performance.
- Review and evaluate developed x-rays or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes.
- Operate and oversee operation of radiologic or magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes.
- Position imaging equipment and adjust controls to set exposure time and distance, according to specification of examination.
- Evaluates the exam order for appropriateness, prepare CT suite and provides education and assessment to the patient.
- Positions the patient correctly, selects appopriate protocol and demonstrates ALARA in the selection of scan parameters.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
- Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date December 31, 2018
To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.
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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (1) have successfully completed an education program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation and its accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education and (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:
(1). Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.
(2). Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience and competence as determined by OPM or the employing agency.
CERTIFICATION: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Computed Tomography (CT) is required.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-
Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level.
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector.
GS-8 Grade Level:
One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level independently performing various types of routine and non-routine specialized radiological exams; uses radiation safety measures and protection devices in compliance with regulations; plans, directs, controls and evaluates the effectiveness of the medical imaging services; performs daily required calibration and records appropriate performance to ensure quality control; evaluates the exam order and prepares the CT suits; provides education and assessment to the patient; prepares and administers the contrast medium; documents the procedure; treatment, dose and patient information; retrieves labs values from RPMS, assess BUN and Creatinine levels; and reviews image quality, optimally the anatomic region, archives and sends the exam for interpretation.
GS-9 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-8 grade level independently performing a full range of advanced computerized tomography examines involving special and complicated procedures; receives and reviews requests from physicians and other health care providers for CT examinations of patients and determines the condition(s) and proper procedure and equipment necessary to best meet the needs of each individual case; selects, sets up, adjusts and operates CT equipment in accordance with required protocol for the type and level of imaging requested.
GS-10 Grade Level: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level independently performing a full range of advanced computerized tomography examines involving special and complicated procedures. Full responsibility and performance of a variety of specialized diagnostic and treatment procedures and technical aspects of the specialization; involves diverse and complex technical problems, instructing in the operation of equipment; adapt the instrument to the patient and/or select procedures based on patient's physical condition; and respond to emergencies and make recommendations to physicians based on observation of patient's responses.
GS-9: Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree
When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
Federal employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer new-appointed Federal Employee's credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which annual leave is earned.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized. You will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the one year service agreement may result in repayment.
A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.
Government housing is subject to availability, otherwise private housing only.
Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.
This position has full promotion potential to the GS-10 grade level. Promotion to the next grade level is at management's discretion and is based on your demonstrated ability to perform the higher level duties, the continuing need for the higher level duties, and "Regulatory/Administrative" approval. Promotion to the next higher grade level is not guaranteed and no promise of promotion is implied.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a fingerprint check. Fingerprint results must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.
- This position is covered by Public Law 101-630, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Protection Act (25 United States Code Chapter 34) requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this law, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.
- Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.
- Works on a regularly assigned rotation to provide continuity of medical service 24/7 including weekends and holidays.
- May drive a U.S. Government vehicle and must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply early in order to maximize their employment opportunities. Your application will remain in the inventory of tentatively qualified applications for a period of 3 months from the time the application is received. Applicants that are among the best qualified will be referred to selecting official for consideration as requests to fill vacancies are processed by the Human Resources Office.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
- This is an open continuous announcement. Qualified applicants will be considered as job opportunities occur and may or may not receive further notification regarding the status of their application.
- Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements. Qualified candidates will be referred for consideration in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management direct hire guidelines.
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- Required Documents
Required Documentation for Eligibility and Preference:
- Resume: You are highly encouraged to use USAJOBS Resume Builder to ensure all required information is included in your Resume. If you use your own resume, curriculum vitae, or any other written form you choose then you must describe your job-related qualifications that includes beginning and ending dates for paid and non-paid work experience (month and year), hours worked per week, annual salary, and description of job duties. Include name and address of employer; supervisor name and telephone number.
- Childcare Addendum form must be included for this position and is available for downloading at: https://www.ihs.gov/DHR/includes/themes/newihstheme/displayobjects/documents/applicants/OF306AddendumToDeclarationForFederalEmployment.pdf Indian Preference Applicants: Indian preference will not be given unless a properly signed and dated Form BIA-4432 (Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the BIA and IHS Only) is submitted with your application, including any verification by an authorized Tribal Representative or BIA Official of tribal enrollment records, this may include the completion of the family history chart if necessary. If you are obtaining a new form you must provide a completed copy of the Form BIA-4432 with expiration date 1/31/2018. For detailed instructions on how to obtain a completed form, see Form BIA-4432. You must also complete the family history chart if necessary. Refer to BIA-4432 link: http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/xois/documents/document/idc1-029504.pdf
- Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or other Veterans preference (VRA and 30% or more disabled): include a copy of your DD-214, if you're claiming Vet preference. For more information please see link at:http://opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide/
- Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP, follow the instructions below: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctapguideline.pdf
- Transcripts: Copy of your college transcripts.
- Certification: Copy of your certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT), (R), and/or (CT).
- Current or former Federal Employee: include the most recent SF-50.
- USPHS Commissioned Corps: Current, active Commissioned Corps applicants should submit the applicable Required Documents listed in this section in addition to your most recent Personnel Order and/or COER.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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- Follow the prompts to upload required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
- Please ensure you click the 'Submit Application' button to submit your application.
- Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
- Check application status by logging into your USAJOBS account, clicking Home, then click the Job Title to expand the details. Return to an incomplete application by clicking Apply Online in the vacancy announcement and re-selecting your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account. The IHS provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Human Resources Office (Theresa Thomas, (602) 364-5103, and/or Theresa.Thomas@ihs.gov.) The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
For additional questions please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) found here: https://www.ihs.gov/jobs/index.cfm?module=faq
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Phoenix Area Indian Health Service 40 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004 US
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- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
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- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488785700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 01/12/2018 to 12/31/2018
Salary: $46,989 to $71,247 per year
Pay scale & grade: GS 8 - 10
Work schedule: Full-Time
Appointment type: Permanent