Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist in Danville, Illinois

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Danville, IL
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 10/10/2016 (13 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1820641

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?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to **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 is an external job announcement. * Current permanent Illiana Healthcare employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under announcement number *HI-16-AQ-1820602-R unless applying by using Veterans Preference. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veterans preference.


The Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Supervisory DRT) is assigned to Imaging Service at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS), located in Danville, Illinois. The Supervisory DRT supervises a comprehensive and complex radiographic imaging program in the Diagnostic Imaging Service. The Supervisory DRT has full responsibility for technical aspects, patient care functions, supervisory, and administrative tasks within General X-Ray, CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, General Ultrasound, and clerical staff. Other duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for the performance of the individuals within the service of Imaging: recommending promotions, reassignments or other status changes of assigned personnel.

  • 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 of overall patient care.

  • Direct and controls the purchase and inventory of radiology supplies.

  • Participates in quality performance/improvement activities and ensures compliance with Joint Commission and all other governing body agency requirements.

  • Responsible for the technical aspect of radiologic equipment operation and safety and for carrying out the recommendations of the Radiation Safety Committee.

Work Schedule:Monday-Friday, 7:45am-4:15pm

Functional Statement Title/#: Supervisory DRT

Travel Required
  • Not Required
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.

To qualify for this position,applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement: Monday, October 31, 2016

Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship. Citizen of the United States.

  • 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.

  • Certification: All applicants must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).

  • English Language Proficiency. Licensed practical or vocational nurses appointed to direct patient care positions must be proficient in both spoken and written English.

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 Experience: Supervisory and/or Radiology Administration experience is preferred.

*Grade Determinations: *In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met determining the grade of candidates.


Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Chief):Employees in this assignment assume full administrative and professional responsibility for planning and directing the radiologic technology program at a medical center or independent outpatient clinic that does not meet the level of complexity described at the GS-12 level for a chief radiologic technologist and has significant supervisory responsibility for staff.

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.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume.

*a. Ability to develop and initiate new imaging services that apply current research findings;

b. Ability to participate as an instructor in the facility's in-service clinical training findings;

c. Skill to interview and evaluate candidates for positions in the section and recommend appointments, advancements, or, when appropriate, disciplinary actions;

d. Ability to evaluate performance, identify continuing education and training needs, etc.; and

*e. Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation.

References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G25.

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: In order to do the full functional duties: Lifting 20-44lbs, pulling, pushing, reaching above shoulders, use of fingers, hands, walking, standing, kneeling, and bending, anywhere from 1-6 hours a day. Ability to distinguish basic and shades of colors and Hearing aid permitted. Environmental factor include exposure to constant noise, radiant energy, working around machinery with moving parts, working close with other and or working alone.

Security Clearance


Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

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.

Other Information

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

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Actions to fill this position will not be based on discriminatory factors such as sex, race, color, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical handicap, age, gender identity, or expression, which are prohibited by law.

Reasonable Accommodations: Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodations for any part of the applicant and hiring process, please notify Ms. Debbie Lewis, Selective Placement Coordinator at (217) 554-5969. Reasonable accommodation decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Telework:VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

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

Probationary Period:You may be required to complete a one year supervisory probationary period.

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

Salary Range: $59,246.00 to $77,019.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-11/11

Supervisory Status: Yes

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452796800

Job Announcement Number: HI-16-AQ-1820641-R