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The Phoenix VA Health Care System is Seeking Highly Energetic Candidates for many Diagnostic Radiology Technologists (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), in its Diagnostic Service Line. The position performs examinations in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) suite. The MRI is a highly complex computerized imaging device which employs the use of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images. This position performs MRI examinations, and readings. This is a solicitation for a Hiring Fair. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship: Citizen of the United States. Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or Mammography (M) duties performed independently. [A COPY OF CERTIFICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION]. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This specialty modality requires additional knowledge of superconducting 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. The practitioner must have 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. This assignment may also perform basic magnetic resonance safety program duties. Technologists must be knowledgeable in contrast media, power injectors, and PACS. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist assignments that include performance of independent duties in this subspecialty require advanced ARRT (MR) certification. Education. Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months in duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from other accrediting agencies as recognized by the Department of Education (DOE). [TRANSCRIPT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED. COMPLETION DATE SHOULD BE PRESENT ON TRANSCRIPT(S) and/or certification. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT(S) OK.] Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements above, candidates must meet the following grade requirements. GS-9 Diagnostics Radiologic Technologist Experience: At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: 1. Ability to balance the needs of patients and staff while still performing complex scans and procedures. 2. Knowledge of techniques for gathering 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. 6. Knowledge of pre-procedural, procedural, and post-procedural care of patients. Assignment. Employees at this level are fully functional as an advanced DRT and carry out their assigned tasks independently. DRTs at this level may have varying assignments including special and complex imaging procedures beyond the full performance level, clinical instruction, and basic QM type duties within the program. Regardless of the nature of the specific assignment, the work must be of sufficient scope and complexity to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at this level. [Please make sure that your experience is evident in your resume. Please make sure your resume contains hours worked per week, and beginning and ending month and year, for each work experience entry, or else your resume will be considered incomplete, and you will be considered "ineligible" for the position.] References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G25 - Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standards. Physical Requirements: Light lifting (under 15 pounds); light carrying (under 15 pounds); straight pulling (2 hours); reaching above shoulder; walking (2 hours); standing (2 hours); repeated bending (2 hours); near vision corrected to 13" to 16"; far vision correctable in on eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other; and hearing (aid permitted). ["*****The Phoenix VA Health Care System is Seeking Highly Energetic Candidates*****\nThis vacancy is a solicitation for a Hiring Fair Event, which will be on an invite only basis once the position qualifications have been met. If you receive an invitation, you will be required to attend in person on: Date: October 22, 2022 Time: 8:00AM. - 3:00PM. Location of Hiring Event: VA Outpatient Clinic, 32nd Street - (Address and map of hiring fair location will be provided to candidates who have met minimum qualifications for invitation) You will be notified of your qualifications and if determined to be minimally qualified, you will receive an invitation for interview and MUST RSVP no later than 10/17/2022. Applicants should plan for a long day if selected, as there are several pre-employment stations to clear. Requirements for Pre-Employment Screening: Fingerprints (Two forms of ID required) Security background Physical (if applicable to occupation) Drug testing (if applicable to occupation) Immunizations (Immunization records preferred) Medical Credentialing (if applicable to occupation) Duties: The Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (MRI) works under the general direction of the Radiologist and the Chief Technologist who set the overall objectives and program emphasis. Assignments are made in the form of work assignments and verbal instructions. This position independently carries out assignments, coordinates the work with others, and keeps the Chief Technologist informed of potential problems in meeting patient needs. The major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Monitors patient during all phases of the examination, removing the patient from the influence of the magnetic field upon completion of the data acquisition. Coordinates with the radiologist to determine the most ideal pulse sequences and other parameters necessary to accomplish a high-quality examination. Programs all technical factors by integrating computer console and choose the most effective coil for producing the correct signal. Records all computer data, scanning data, on film and or optical disc. Monitors data pertinent to patient, equipment information, and usage. Performs, and maintains a monitoring system for quality assurance purposes and complies with FDA Safety Standards. Identifies administrative, clinical, or mechanical problems, and defines solutions. Sets up, and positions patients, provides immobilization devices, selects proper technical factors, on an individual patient basis, and operates the equipment. Monitors the examination by checking computations, performances, and results of the selected parameters, to obtain the best diagnostic computer data, and images. Coordinates daily schedule, and consults with hospital physicians, clinical and administrative personnel. Advises the Radiologist of those examinations which require immediate attention, while the patient is still undergoing the examination. Work Schedule: (4)10 hours shifts per week: The shifts include Monday - Thursday: 4:00 am - 2:00 pm; Friday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.\nCompressed Schedule: Available\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nPermanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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