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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Computed Tomography Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Computed Tomography Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $49,994.00 to $64,995.00 Grade 09 to 09
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/7/2017 Close Date 12/1/2017
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    09/07/2017 to 12/01/2017

  • Salary

    $49,994 to $64,995 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 09

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Excepted Service NTE NTE 1 year


2 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    The Kansas City VA is embarking on a journey of moving beyond performance measure and becoming the Healthcare System Veterans Trust and Choose.

    Our patients depend on us and we depend on professionals like you.

    If you are interested in being a part of a LEAN organization and putting other's needs before your own this may be the organization for you. Yours might be the first face they see when they come through our doors. Yours might be the voice they hear right after a surprise diagnosis. Yours might be the eyes they look into as they are pushed in a wheelchair to a frightening procedure. Your attitude reflects us and everything we are proud of in this organization. By applying for this position you have chosen to help serve our patients and we appreciate you.

    With the initiation of cultural change, along with knowledge and tools for change, the Kansas City VA will continue to move towards a practice of continuous improvement. In the endeavor, we recognize that this change will not occur suddenly, that dedicated individuals like yourself will be required, that leadership involvement is necessary, and employee engagement paramount.

    As a 157 bed medical, surgical, and psychiatric facility, the Kansas City VA provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Take a closer look at Kansas City at www.thinkkc.com.

    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 ANNOUNCEMENT only. All current, permanent Facility, VA, and employees of other Federal agencies should apply under the INTERNAL ANNOUNCEMENT #CD-17-MS-2007551-BU.

    This is an open continuous announcement. Candidates will be referred as needed. All applicants applying under this external announcement will be subject to Veteran's Preference each time a referral is requested. This announcement may close early.

    Learn more about this agency


    This vacancy is for a position as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (CT) with the Radiology Service of the Kansas City VA Medical Center. As a Certified Diagnostic Radiological Technologist (DRT), the incumbent is required to perform difficult imaging procedures inclusive of Computed Tomography (CT) with 3D reconstructionsfor the Radiology Service at this complex medical center.

    Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    ·        Operates a Multi slice and Spiral Computed Tomography Scanner.

    ·        Develops new techniques, defines optimal protocols, and devises alternative ways to visualize  pathology with the patient.

    ·        Evaluates new system(s) and compares them with existing methodologies.

    ·        Interacts with physician, physicist, an manufacturers technical service personnel on a recurring basis in the performance of daily assignments.

    ·        Receives patient's to include verbal interview for demographic accuracy and patient education prior to procedure, ensuring patient comfort and relaxation.

    ·        Monitors patient during all phases of appropriate examination(s).

    ·        Administers contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist.

    ·       Confers with the radiologist(s) to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiological monitoring to perform the procedures(s).

    ·       Assists and scrubs with the radiologists during the procedure on an as needed basis. 

    ·       Uses hospital electronic medical record system to register and document patient information.

    ·        Performs technical and general operation and maintenance of the computer, disk drives, console, imaging devices, etc.

    ·        Assists manufacture and biomedical engineers in the calibration and trouble shooting of any malfunctions in all equipment associated with Computer Imaging Devices.

    ·        Establishes and monitors quality control programs for these sections and maintains operations logs, service and maintenance reports.

    ·        Maintains imaging files on patient, clinical analysis, computer data, and technical parameters of each examination to include short and long term archives, and ensures images transfer to Picture Archival and Communication System (PACS).

    ·        Replenishes section stock items/supplies at the end of each shift.

    ·        Assists in the development and execution of procedure manual(s) and in devising and modifying procedures as necessary to include research protocols

    ·        Assists and develops training programs for new technologist(s), physician(s), esident(s), and general clinical staff in Computed Tomography.

    ·       Technologists are required to remain certified with their registry and be current in continuing education requirements.

    ·       Requires participation in-part and/or all after hours call, Standby or Call-back, for Computed Tomography.

    ·       Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor/and or Chief, Radiology Service 

    Work Schedule: Intermittent/PRN. Various tours. May be required to work shifts with short notice (leave coverage for evening, night and weekend shifts.

    Functional Statement Title/#:  Diagnostic Radiological Technologist (CT), GS-647-9

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478716000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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