Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
This position is located in the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility, Radiology Department, Chinle, AZ.
Position is responsible for the administrative and technical direction of the Medical Imaging Services that includes planning, directing, controlling and evaluating the effectiveness of the medical imaging services provided by department employees; identifies and resolves problems and recommends changes.
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.
BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75.
Applicants must (1) 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.n(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.
Applications will be considered incomplete without proof.
Certification: Applicants must have certification from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Must submit copy showing expiration date.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below:nMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Supervise or oversee other staff members in x-ray by review of assignments, evaluate performance, counsel on work, performance or conduct issues, interview potential hires; ensure accreditation requirements and maintained with the x-ray program in accordance with established policies, procedures and guidelines; receive and complete requests from medical provider for examinations, i.e.
computerized and tomographic scanning of heads and/or bodies, non-complex and complex x-rays and images, consult with medical providers on requests received, provide expert reading of requests received; assure radiology equipment is properly maintained and repaired, calibrations of equipment are properly completed, etc.
This is a supervisory position.
To be a successful performer of supervisory work, candidates should possess proficiency or the potential to develop proficiency prior to entry into a supervisory position in a variety of competencies:nAccountability: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.
Accepts responsibility for mistakes.
Complies with established control systems and rules.nCustomer Service: Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers.
Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement.nDecisiveness: Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences; perceives the impact and implications of decisions.nFlexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.nIntegrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner.
Shows consistency in words and actions.
Models high standards of ethicsnInterpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.nOral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations.
Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed.nProblem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.nResilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
Recovers quickly from setbacks.nWritten Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
Candidates must meet/have subject-matter knowledge and skill requirements, such as:nPublic Service Motivation: Shows a commitment to serve the public.nDeveloping Others: Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.nTeambuilding: Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust.
Facilitates cooperation and motivates team members to accomplish group goals.nTechnical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies principles, procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.nTechnology Management: Keeps up-to-date on technological developments.
Makes effective use of technology to achieve results.
Time In GradenFederal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the 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).
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.
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