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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $35,209.00 to $58,840.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 11/28/2017 Close Date 12/19/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    11/28/2017 to 12/19/2017

  • Salary

    $35,209 to $58,840 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • 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 internal announcement, open to current, permanent Facility employees, VA employees, or Federal employees.  U.S. Citizens should apply under the external announcement # CD-18-MS-2023934-BU.

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    This vacancy is for a position as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist with the Radiology Service of the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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

    · Technologists may rotate shifts on nights, weekends, and holidays without supervision and are responsible for making on the spot decisions regarding patient care and procedures. They may pull on-call duty as required.

    · Provides one-on-one training to rotating student technologists and direct/indirect instruction to Radiology residents.

    · May be authorized to complete limited timekeeping tasks and/or critical exam-scheduling alterations as the Acting Supervisor as designated.

    · Performs the full spectrum of radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations.

    · Sets up the x-ray room appropriately.

    · Prepares and administers contrast material.

    · Documents procedures appropriately.

    · Follows all VA/department guidelines, protocols, policies, practices, and infection control standards.

    · Performs procedures such as: G.I. examinations, tomography, cholangiograms, and hip pinning in operating suite, intravenous pyelography, arthrography, ERCPs, and routine diagnostic procedures.

    · Surgical procedures include but are not limited to: Abdominal Aortic Aneurism repair, laminectomies, cholangiograms, retrograde pyelograms, cystograms, pacemaker placement, hip pinnings, and placement of other foreign materials used in aligning or repairing body parts.

    · Pages Radiologist appropriately for all intra-operative radiographs performed.

    · Ensures speedy response to stat and urgent exam requests.

    · Transfer and position patients safely and accurately.

    · Properly identifies patient and patient images.

    · Processes film plates using CR system.

    · Operates computerized diagnostic fluoro equipment, automated developing film systems, and computerized record systems.

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

    · Maintains annual training requirements, and pursues continuing education activities to stay current in techniques and maintain competency.

    · Reviews labs and medical history of patients for their ability to tolerate the exam and for possible side effects.

    · Determines technical factors, positioning of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of Dexa scanning.

    · Verified regions of interest (ROI); evaluates quality of measurements for problems due to artifacts, pathology, etc. and recommends additional scans as necessary. Flags values that require physician's attention and archives results.

    · Ensures all images are sent to PACS/VISTA Imaging without case editing errors.

    · Maintain courteous and professional interactions with all patients, visitors, and co-workers.

    · Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to interact appropriately with all age-specific factors.

    · Protects sensitive data in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    · Uses word processing software and the Veterans Health Information and Technology Architecture (VISTA) as needed.

    · Other duties as required.

    Work Schedule:  Friday - Tuesday, 7:30 am - 4 pm. May be required to provide other weekend/holiday coverage and on-call.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist GS-647

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This announcement is open only to current, permanent employees of the Federal Government. External applicants should apply to vacancy ID #2023934.

    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/485198800. 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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