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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Job

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Job

Vacancy No. ST-10108724-18-MM Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $52,465.00 to $68,209.00 Grade 8 to 8
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/9/2018 Close Date 1/31/2018
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    01/09/2018 to 01/31/2018

  • Salary

    $52,465 to $68,209 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 8

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



3 vacancies in the following locations:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VA Connecticut Healthcare System was officially formed in 1995. We serve veterans in Connecticut and southern New England. The West Haven facility is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology and a renowned research program. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary, acute, tertiary and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. Newington is an ambulatory care center that provides primary and specialty care. In addition to our main campuses, we operate six community-based primary care centers throughout the state.

    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.

    If you are not a permanent internal employee (i.e., VA applicant located at the facility and or Community Based Outpatient applicant) or VA Agency Wide employee, or current Permanent Federal employee, you should apply under the announcement #10108725.

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    This position is located in the Diagnostic Imagining Service, Radiology/Diagnostic section at the West Haven campus. The Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist performs technical work in support of diagnostic radiology under the direction of a physician. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Operates radiology equipment as part of the diagnostic plan for patients.
    • Performs as technologist in charge on less demanding shifts or in a detached clinic.
    • Explains procedures, positions patients for desired results and cushions and shields patients as appropriate.
    • Administers contrast materials orally, by enema or in some circumstances, intravenously under close supervision.
    • May administer anesthetic or antispasmodic drugs under close control.
    • Determines technical factors, sets controls and operates equipment. Performs darkroom duties, and maintains supplies.
    • Operates computerized radiography as well as conventional Radiology equipment.
    • Sets up and adjusts accessory equipment required, and makes exposures necessary for requested procedures.
    • Performs procedures such as multi-axial tomography and bone densitometry.
    • As a team member with a radiologist, performs procedures such as bronchograms, cholecystograms, cholangiograms, urethrograms, G.I. series, and barium and air contrast barium enemas.
    • Sets up the X-ray Room. Assures that sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contrast materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present and laid out.
    • Serves as technologist in charge on less demanding shifts or in a detached clinic.
    • Independently makes routine radiographic examinations of head, trunk and extremities for diagnosis of illness or injuries.
    • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and area after use.
    • Performs advanced darkroom duties and minor maintenance on equipment.Captures computerized radiographs, applies an algorithm, configures the image and verifies patient information before transmitting them to the picture archive system
    Work Schedule: Varied shifts to also include weekend and holiday coverage.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Current Permanent VA Connecticut Employees and Current Permanent VA Nationwide Employees

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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

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