Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Ultrasound) in Anderson, South Carolina

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
2 vacancies in the following locations:
  • Anderson, SC
  • Greenville, SC
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Tuesday 8/2/2016 (85 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (5 day(s) away)

Job Overview

If you NOT a current, permanent employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs you should apply to Job Vacancy: OE-16-MWM-1766131

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): TAG:VacancyID OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.


*This position is located in the Radiology Service at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and is located at either the Anderson or Florence CBOC (community based outpatient clinic). *The Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT), Diagnostic Ultrasound has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the DRT/Ultrasound areas at the Anderson and Greenville CBOCs. Incumbent works closely with the technologists, radiologist, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic exam results, and patient satisfaction. Incumbent will complete staff DRT and Ultrasound work as required.

Percentage may fluctuate with needs of the service. Duties include, but are not limited: Program Management/Supervision (50%): * Responsible for ensuring coverage for a 24 hour 7 day week section. Develops and maintains staffing schedule and on-call schedule for sections assigned; Plans and organizes staffing to ensure services are provided timely, uses past workload along with additional inputs to determine and plan; Evaluates and directs work performance of staff assigned, Ensures an exceptional patient flow structure is maintained; Completes staff training for all new staff members assigned. This includes completion of initial competencies and on-going competencies of assigned staff; Ensures adherence to department protocols, reviews and revises as necessary with approval of Chief of Radiology; Evaluates equipment functionality and participates in acquisition of new equipment; and Reviews assigned staff images and coaches on technique. *Diagnostic Ultrasound (25%):Incumbent performs patient assessments, acquiring and analyzing data obtained using ultrasound and related technologies; Uses independent professional judgment to adapt a procedure plan to optimize examination results or modifies the procedure plan according to the patient's disease process or condition using accessory equipment when appropriate; Adheres to infection control standards, using universal precautions and maintaining sterile technique in appropriate situations.

Diagnostic Radiology Technologist (25%): Incumbent will help to maintain effective control of the Radiology Department by coordinating, organizing and executing the work potential to expedite work flow patterns with the department. Performs all Ultrasound procedures to include administrative duties associated with each procedure. Ensure adequate quantities of supplies for Ultrasound are available to meet workload demands.

Reports equipment malfunctions in a timely manner; Knowledge of all Joint Commission National Safety Goals and VA standards relating to radiology quality assurance; Is required to work alternating Holidays and cover for staff shortages as needed; and other duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Various shifts to include rotating, set schedule, weekends, holiday, and/or on-call. Tour of duty is subject to change depending on agency needs. Functional Statement Title/#: Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist/544-

Travel Required
  • 25% or Greater
  • Travel between the Anderson and Greenville CBOCs.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • ARRT (R) Certification Required
  • May be required to serve a supervisory probationary period.

Citizenship. Citizen of the United States (non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy). Certification. Must be certified in general radiology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology ARRT(R). English Language Proficiency. Must be proficient in both written and spoken English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). 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 (JCERT) or from schools accredited by the ARRT and certification by the ARRT in radiology.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. *Preferred characteristics/experience: *

Grade Determinations:

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:

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-10 LEVEL: This incumbent functions as a supervisor for a group of DRTs with 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 (knowledge, skills and abilities) and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSA designated by an asterisk (*):

  • *Ability to analyze organizational, technical and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation;
  • Skill to evaluate quality management procedures and processes;
  • *Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity;
  • *Skill to develop new policies and guidelines as needed, and
  • Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution.

References: VA Handbook 5005/77, Part II, Appendix G25, Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard, GS-647, Date JUNE 2014. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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: 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.

Physical Requirements: Heavy lifting, 45 lbs and over; Heavy carrying, 45 lbs and over; Straight pulling, up to 2 hours; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Walking up to 4 hours; Standing, up to 4 hours; Repeated bending, up to 2 hours; Both legs required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Depth perception; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Mental and emotional stability required.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Other Information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

Salary Range: $53,925.00 to $70,103.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-10/10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 446426000

Job Announcement Number: OE-16-MWM-1767141