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Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
DECATUR GA 30032
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-90666840

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
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## Duties
### Summary
The Radiology Service Line at the Atlanta VA Medical Center is currently hiring a Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist. The incumbent will perform CT treatment planning scans for treatment planning/tumor localization, deliver the prescribed therapeutic radiation for cancer therapy, and provide oversight, training and encouragement to other therapists.
**Work Schedule:**Monday - Friday; 8AM-4:30PM
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not Required
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### Responsibilities
Additional responsibilities include:
* Scheduling treatments to optimize accelerator times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases; Prioritizing scheduled patients and verifying patient consent and treatment area; Identifying individual patient by the required identification methods set forth by hospital policy before simulation or radiation treatment is delivered;
* Performing quality control of the treatment machines by taking recorded readings every morning prior to patient treatments using the dosimetry verification and record system for each energy level; Obtaining weekly machine check for rotational therapy and electronic dynamic wedge verification;
* Preparing contrast materials that are to be used for treatment simulations; Ensuring proper use or administration of the contrast materials to avoid the risk of patient mortality and maintain a thorough understanding of contrast material usage;
* Properly operating CT simulator and providing reproducible patient treatment position sets-ups; Providing custom patient immobilization devices, as requested; Providing set up DDR's for use in treatment planning and transferring the data set to the dosimetry section;
* Performing all darkroom procedures such as loading and unloading cassettes, operating film processor, and maintaining processing chemical supply to assure adequate and properly processed radiographs; Notifying staff of equipment issues and reporting all environmental and/or equipment issues by the use of the computerized work order system reporting to the Bio-Med department; and
* Staying abreast new developments in radiation therapy and utilizing the new technologies available; Following established safety practices and promptly report to supervisor unsafe conditions, unsafe practices or any occupational illness or injury sustained; Adhering to all safety and health standards, regulations, work practices and use proper protective equipment as required; Participating in reviewing, revising or authoring policies and procedures as needed.
### Travel Required
Not required
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
10
* #### Job family (Series)
0648 Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist
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* Radiologic Technologists
* Technologists, Radiologic
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
* Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
* Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
* You may be required to serve a probationary period
* Subject to a background/security investigation
* Must be proficient in written and spoken English
* This is a bargaining unit position
* Pre-employment physical may be required
* You MUST submit a copy of your SF-50, ARRT certification, and transcripts
### Qualifications
**Basic Requirements**:
* **United States Citizenship**: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
* **Certification**: All applicants must be certified in therapeutic radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (T). YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
* **Education**: Completion of a program in therapeutic radiologic technology, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT); certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiology, and the subsequent completion of a 12-month JRCERT approved program in therapeutic radiologic technology. JRCERT is the accrediting agency for the radiation therapy programs recognized by the US Department of Education. YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF THAT YOU MEET THIS REQUIREMENT (EITHER CERTIFICATION OR TRANSCRIPTS) WITH YOUR APPLICATION.
(1) Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must have successfully completed an educational program that meets or exceeds the standards described in that regulation, and is accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, and be certified (registered) as radiation therapists in their field.
(2) Non-certified applicants who otherwise meet the eligibility requirements for ARRT (T) certification may be given a temporary appointment as a graduate TRT under the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 7405 (a) (1) (D). Failure to obtain certification during that period is justification for termination of the temporary appointment. This may result in termination of employment.
Creditable Experience:
(a) Knowledge of Current Therapeutic Radiologic Technology Practice. To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics associated with current therapeutic radiologic technology practice including Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS), digital imaging, and Computed Radiography (CR) readers.
(b) Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it was earned after completion of the basic requirements identified in paragraph 2.b. above. Experience as a graduate TRT is creditable provided the candidate functioned as a TRT and subsequently passed the certification examination.
**Preferred Experience:**Four years of experience as a Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist.
**Grade Determinations**: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants at this grade level must demonstrate the following (KSAs) knowledge, skills, and abilities. If selected for the position KSAs need to be completed on plain paper, with a narrative description of experience, education and training as related to each skill.
For the GS-10 grade level, all applicants must have at least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09) that demonstrates the core competencies to perform the duties of the position. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
a. Ability to confer with radiation oncologist regarding simulation/CT procedure needed to yield the most optimal images needed for treatment planning procedures to be performed;
b. Knowledge of disease process, co-morbid conditions, and other factors relating to individual patients in selecting appropriate positioning devices for procedure to be performed;
c. Knowledge of radiographic fluoroscopic, CT, and combinations of modalities and ability to obtain the images for review by the radiation oncologist for localization of tumors, their extent, and ancillary areas needing treatment; and
*d. Ability to accurately transfer radiographic images to treatment planning and dosimetry for use in development of computer generated treatment plans.
**References:** VA Handbook 5005/22, Part II, Appendix G26, THERAPEUTIC RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST QUALIFICATION STANDARD, dated July 14, 2008
**Physical Requirements:**The work requires long periods of standing and walking. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy articles such as film cassettes, treatment devices, and molds with heavier lifting of wedges and specially designed shielding blocks. Patients often are assisted to achieve proper positioning, which may require reaching, lifting, or working in strained positions. The deterioration of the patient due to disease progression often requires lifting of the patient from stretchers or wheelchairs to treatment and examination tables utilizing special techniques designed to minimize the discomfort of the patient.There is a combination of potentially extended periods of standing, walking, and lifting of items weighing up to 20 lbs, such as portable grids, computer paper boxes, etc. The incumbent must be able to travel to distinct treatment areas with ease.
### Education
**IMPORTANT:**A transcript must be submitted with your application.
**Note:**Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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 unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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### How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Your application, résumé, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE:** The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will determine grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Public Trust - Background Investigation
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Resume/CV
2. SF-50 showing that you are a current, permanent VA employee
3. Copy of your ARRT (T) certification
4. Copy of your transcripts showing you meet the education requirement
VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
* Cover Letter
* DD-214
* OF-306
* Other
* Other Veterans Document
* Resume
* SF-15
* SF-50
* Transcript
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit
#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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## Benefits
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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## How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 06/22/2018 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Natalie Belk
##### Phone
4042457629
##### Email
NATALIE.BELK@VA.GOV
##### Address
Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs Help Center.
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## Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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### Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
* An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
* An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/501341100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 06/04/2018 to 06/22/2018
*Salary:* $58,517 to $76,073 per year
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 10
*Work schedule:* Full-Time
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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