Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT)-DHA


Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Shiprock, NM - Jul 22, 2022 via USAJobs

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This position is located in Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC), Division of Clinical Services, Branch of Radiology Services, Computer Tomography (CT) section, Shiprock, NM.

The purpose of this position is to serve as a Computed Tomography Technologist responsible for the technical operation of the CT Section and computerized axial tomography equipment.

Incumbent works under the general direction of the Radiologist and Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist.

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):nPublic 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: 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.

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.

Specialized ExperiencenFor 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.

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

Advanced ARRT Certification is required for Computed Tomography (CT): Advanced certification indicates that the technologist has demonstrated specific competency in the appropriate specialty and has taken and passed the designated examination.

(A copy of your ARRT advanced certification must be submitted with your application) In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:nYour 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: GS-08 Grade Level: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level; examples of specialized experience: Perform computerized axial tomographic scanning of heads and/or bodies; confer with radiologist to establish requirements of standard examinations and determines technical actors.

Advise radiologist of referring physical of results of examination.

GS-09 Grade Level: one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 grade level; examples of specialized experience: 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.

Performing all Diagnostic Radiologic, Bone Density and Computed Tomography examinations.

Perform invasive procedures and utilize sterile techniques.

Computed Tomography (CT): This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainage, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations.

The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of particular interest to the physician.

This subspecialty requires advanced ARRT certification.

Position is open until filled, the position may close earlier than the current closing date.nYou must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.



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