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Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Mri Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Diagnostic Radiological Technologist Mri 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

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • 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


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


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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 announcement is open to U.S. Citizens. All current permanent federal applicants should apply to CD-17-MS-2007553-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.

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    This vacancy is for a position as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (MRI) with the Radiology Service of the Kansas City VA Medical Center. As a Certified Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist the incumbent is required to perform difficult imaging procedures in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner. This will include post-procedure 3D reconstructionsfor the Radiology Service at this complex medical center. Additionally, the DRT performs Super Conductive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans to include: Spin Echo, Fast Spin Echo, Inversion Recovery, EPI, 2D and 3D TOF MRA's MRV's, and 3-D Reconstruction procedures.

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

    ·         Ensuring sterile supplies, contrast media and other materials are set up and readily available prior to the scan(s).

    ·         Selecting and setting correct parameters and protocols for each examination prior to scanning.

    ·         Monitoring, observing, and assisting patient(s) within the MRI Suite.

    ·         Adjusting technical factors by accessing the computer and responding with input that will result in optimal parameters for pulse sequences, slice profile, etc. for each examination.

    ·         Performing and monitoring safety checks on patients, employees, and visitors to comply with known standards regarding ferrous objects and contra-indicated medical devices prior to those person(s) entering Zones lll and lV.

    ·         Coordinating with radiologist(s) to determine the most ideal parameters to best visualize specific anatomy or pathology for each individualized patient procedure(s).

    ·         Interviewing patients for demographic accuracy and patient education prior to procedure. 

    ·         Positioning the patient within the MRI unit, monitoring patients during all phases of appropriate examination(s), and removing patient from the respective system upon completion of the data and/or imaging acquisition(s).

    ·         Administering contrast media and medications under the direction and supervision of the staff radiologist(s) and conferring with the radiologist(s) to establish requirements with reference to contrast agents, vital signs, medications, and physiological monitoring.

    ·         Assisting physicians and other employees in the development and execution of procedure manual(s) and in devising and modifying procedures as necessary to include research protocols.  

    ·         Assisting and developing training programs for new technologist(s), physician(s), resident(s), and general clinical staff in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

    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 Radiologic Technologist (MRI) 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/478739500. 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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