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Nuclear Medicine Technologist Job in KANSAS CITY, MO

Nuclear Medicine Technologist 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


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 announcement is an external announcement, open to U.S. Citizens.  Permanent Facility employees, VA employees, or Federal employees should apply under announcement #CD-17-MS-1985809-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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    Incumbent serves as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for the Radiology Service at the Kansas City VA Medical Center.

    Duties include but are not limited to the following: 

    ·         Performs examinations utilizing radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, special imaging and scintillation counting instruments and computers with defined software consisting of imaging studies on organs and systems to define anatomy and structure, quantitative studies for the analysis of organ function and in-vivo studies to determine the status of biochemical and metabolic processes.

    ·         Calibrates, standardizes, adjusts and maintains imaging cameras and associated equipment, dose calibrators and well counter. Verifies uniformity and spatial resolution of photomultiplier tubes with a radioactive flood source and bar phantoms. Performs accuracy and linearity checks verifying dose calibrator response to absolute quantities of radioactivity.

    ·         Prepares, assays, and administers radiopharmaceuticals, as prescribed, from radionuclides and pharmaceutical kits and conduct and analyze results of quality control procedures on the radiopharmaceuticals while maintaining aseptic technique. Schedules and receives patients and request transportation of patients taking into account the type of study requested and the physical condition of the patients, previous nuclear medicine and radiology examinations, and prerequisites for exams.  Explains procedure to patients to help allay anxieties and enhance patient cooperation.

    ·         Assists in the transfer of patients from differing transportation modes in placement onto the camera bed using proper ergonomic techniques. Verifies the correct radiopharmaceutical and dosage and administers either intravenously or orally to the correct patient while maintaining safe handling of the radiopharmaceutical.

    ·         Checks patients and their clothing for contamination and objects that may cause a false positive study.  Determines if additional and different views are needed for a definitive diagnosis. Performs dynamic and static imaging procedures on patients to include proper patient positioning, operation of equipment, film development and identification. Performs computer operations utilizing acquisitions, processing, and storing parameters as defined by computer software.  Analyzes processed data for quality and accuracy of results.

    ·         Judges the quality of scans and exercise technical adjustments and quality control over work performed. Receives radioactive material packages, conducts surveys and records results. Practices compliance with NRC regulations by conducting and recording daily, weekly and quarterly surveys of the work area including radiation monitoring performed with a survey meter and wipe tests to detect designated surface contamination sites. Performs radionuclide therapies in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine Physician. 

    ·         Recognizes potential radiation contamination by visual and mechanical methods. Determine exposure rates and take necessary actions according to ALARA to minimize contamination and exposure to self, co-workers and the general public accordingly. Report incident to the Radiation Safety Officer as needed.

    ·         In the absence of an RSO or Nuclear Medicine Supervisor, demonstrates thorough knowledge of personnel requiring film badges and can read and understand the badge reports. Performs the various clerical tasks including record keeping systems, dose records of patients, results of equipment calibration, radiation monitoring records, equipment maintenance and receiving, processing, distributing and the storing of supplies. 

    ·         Interacts with individuals from the differing regulatory agencies as necessary. Assists technologists, radiologists, and administrative staff in the performance of duties as necessary. Maintains and encourages an environment of teamwork and a positive workplace. Instructs Nuclear Medicine and Radiology students, new technologists, residents and others on techniques, procedures, equipment use, etc. Performs other duties as assigned as it relates to Nuclear Medicine and serves as liaison between various administrative services of the medical center.

    Work Schedule: Intermittent/PRN. Various Tours, must be able to work shifts (day) with short notice.

    Functional Statement Title/#: Nuclear Medicine Technologist GS-601 

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    0601 General Health Science

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/474185100. 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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