Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Ultrasound)(ES/MP/DH)(Open Cont) in Belcourt, North Dakota

Indian Health Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Belcourt, ND
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Sunday 1/31/2016 (268 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 1/30/2017 (97 day(s) away)

Job Overview

About the Agency

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives. This position is located in the Radiology Department at the Quentin N. Burdick Memorial Health Care Facility, Belcourt, North Dakota. The primary purpose of this position is to perform technical work in the field of diagnostic radiologic examinations at the Service Unit. This position will report to the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist. 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.

Exceptional recruiting difficulty may result in payment of a recruitment or relocation incentive/bonus.


Responsible for performing Diagnostic Radiologic x-rays and Ultrasound exams in a safe and efficient manner.

Receives patient, explains method of procedure, positions patient, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required, and make exposures necessary for the requested procedure.

Responsible for ordering and maintaining supplies specific to Ultrasounds and cleaning work area.

Establishing and maintaining the Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs required of the Ultrasound Program.

Performs examinations/procedures with a Radiologist.

Schedules patients for Radiologic examinations.

Maintains and updates data base records of patient examined, examinations performed, views taken, and technical factors used.

Protects patients from direct or secondary radiation by using proper exposures.

Incumbent will be required to be on a rotational on-call schedule in accordance with Radiology Department needs, which may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel may be required for training and/or other work related duties.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check.
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation.
  • Selectee will be subject to a probationary/trial period.
  • ESEP appointees typically serve two year trial period.
  • More than one selection may be made from this announcement.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required

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.

Individual Occupational Requirements


NOTE: Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (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. All applicants, however, must meet the requirements below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: (for positions at GS-4 and above): Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment. OR EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association. GS-08: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level is required. EXAMPLES OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL IS LISTED BELOW: EXAMPLE OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR THE GS-08:Performs Diagnostic Radiologic x-rays, and ultrasound exams in a safe and efficient manner.Receives patient, explains method of procedure, position patient, selects and sets technical factors, sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required, and makes exposures necessary for the requested procedure. Performs Ultrasound imaging and all necessary documentation that follows in Ultrasound. Extensive and intensive knowledge of the concepts, practices, procedures, techniques and equipment applied to Radiology and its expanded modalities.

Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

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You must meet the qualification requirement of this position by the issuance date of the selection roster.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You can track the progress of your application package via your USAJOBS account. You will receive an acknowledgement from USAJOBS that your submission was successful once we have received your on-line occupational questionnaire, resume, and any supporting documentation. You will be notified of the status of your application via your USAJOBS Account after we conduct a qualification review of your complete application package. You will be contacted if further evaluation or interviews are required. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempt to conceal information may disqualify you for employment consideration. We may verify all information you provide in your resume and questionnaire responses, through reference and/or background check, and/or verification of your education. If you are selected, you will be contacted personally by the Human Resources (HR) office posting this announcement.

You will no longer need to call the HR Office to determine your application status. USAJOBS has added an alert setting to their system to provide status updates for applicants. You can elect to activate the status updates from your USAJOBS profile at any point during the application process.

If all required documentation is not submitted with your application you will lose consideration. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate. HR will not modify answers submitted by an applicant.

Indian Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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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 newly-appointed Federal employees 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.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 90 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. 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.

A copy of Current Certification in Radiology is required (Submit a Photo-Copy).

Subject to rotational on-call schedule in accordance with Radiology Department needs, which may include days of unscheduled days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and callback/overtime for emergency situations.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: These positions are being filled through Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hire Authority [DHA]. The Direct Hire Authority has been authorized by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and Part 337, Subpart B, Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations [5 CFR]. If filled utilizing DHA, the following is applicable: all applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The "rule of three," Veteran's preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to the Direct Hire process. Indian Preference does apply.

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Salary Range: $46,523.00 to $58,151.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/08

Promotion Potential: 08

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: This is an "Open Continuous Vacancy Announcement" and applications will be referred as vacancies occur.

Control Number: 428208500

Job Announcement Number: IHS-16-GP-1615022-ESEP/MP