Indian Health Service Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) Direct Hire in Polacca, Arizona

Indian Health Service
2 vacancies in the following location:
  • Polacca, AZ
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/3/2016 (22 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 11/10/2016 (16 day(s) away)

Job Overview

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.

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.

This position is the Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Computerized Tomography) for the Clinical Service Division, Radiology Department located at the Hopi Health Care Center in Polacca, Arizona and 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.

This is an Open Continuous Announcement (OCA). These vacancies are being filled through the Office of Personnel Management's delegated Direct Hiring Authority. The following is applicable: all applicants with a completed application and who meet the basic and minimum qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, licensure, specialized experience, performance appraisals, and training.

Veterans' preference does not apply to this vacancy announcement.


Who May Be Considered: Citizens of the United States, Competitive Service federal employees, Commissioned Corps Officers of the U.S. Public Health Service, and eligible Indian Preference candidates.

Period of Eligibility: Applicants will remain eligible for three (3) months from the time the application is received.

Salary Range:

GS-08: $46,523 - $58,151

GS-09: $49,958 - $63,654

  • 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 appropriate protocol and demonstrates ALARA in the selection of scan parameters.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
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.
  • 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

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.


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 educational 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.

In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:


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-08 Grade Level:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 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 suite; 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-09 Grade Level:

  • One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 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 conditions(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; OR Two years of graduate education or a master's degree with courses in radiography or other related radiographic studies attained from an accredited college, university, or medical school.

Certification: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Computed Tomography (CT) is required.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: Thursday, November 10, 2016

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

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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Other Information

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.

Incentive: Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may or may not be authorized and is subject to availability and service unit approval. If offered, you will be required to sign a one year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement will result in repayment of the incentive.

Government Housing: Is subject to availability and approval.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Selectees are required to have a viable bank account at a financial institution for electronic direct deposit of salary payments.
  • May drive a U.S. Government vehicle and must have a valid, unrestricted driver's license.
  • Subject to holidays, rotational schedules, or call back to provide continuity of service.

IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free

Salary Range: $46,523.00 to $63,654.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0647-08/09

Promotion Potential: 09

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452394300

Job Announcement Number: IHS-R1-PX-1672215-DHA