Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Position Opening at in Madison, Wisconsin

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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?

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This position performs a full range of general radiologic and/or specialized radiologic examinations independently. These exams are performed with and without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies so that proper diagnosis and treatment may be effectuated.

  • Performs routine and complex diagnostic exams for various outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, ICUs, Emergency Department, and operating room procedures including c-arm fluoroscopy for Orthopedics, Urology, Cardiology, Neurology (carotid stenting and spine), PV Angiography (AAA stenting, grafting and angioplasty) and general surgery.

  • Prepares contrast materials under the direction of the radiologist for the purpose of performing exams requiring injectable solutions. These procedures require the use of needles, syringes, renografin, barium, and enema bags. The radiographer must know the effects and adverse reactions of these contrast materials.

  • Review patient records for diagnosis, allergies and laboratory results prior to contrast administration.

  • Maintains effective supervisory control of the Radiology area by coordinating, planning, organizing and executing the work potential to expedite workflow patterns within the departments.

  • Properly identifies patient images, making sure the patient ID band and the request are identical, and by asking the patient their name and social security number.

  • Operates computerized and conventional Radiology equipment.

  • Captures digital and computerized images, applies an algorithm, configures/processes images and verifies patient and exam information before transmitting to the Picture Archive System (PACS).

  • Performs a variety of tests and treatment procedures as needed to compensate for patient's individual medical conditions and body habitus.

  • Practices radiation safety in order to reduce exposure to patient, staff and self, by use of lead aprons, lead gloves, lead shields, lead-lined walls and collimation.

  • Maintains records and files of exams performed on patients.

  • Supervises and trains rotating x-ray students and technologists.

  • Troubleshoots equipment used in diagnostic radiologic procedures and is able to make minor repairs and adjustments.- Must be professional, cooperative and able to work with other employees, using tact and courtesy when conversing with patients, family, visitors, and volunteers.

Work Schedule:Monday through Friday, 12:00pm to 8:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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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

Physical Requirements: The employee works and functions in the medical center in a safe manner, including infection control and the correct operation of equipment.


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. * Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 USC 7402 (d), 7407 (d) * Must be certified in general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R). (SUBMIT A COPY OF THIS CERTIFICATION) * Must have completed a full-time training course of at least 24 months duration (or the equivalent) in a post-high school diagnostic radiologic technology program, evidenced by a certificate or an associate's degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), or from schools accredited by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and certification by the ARRT in radiology. (TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED) Preferred Experience: 1 year DRT Experience

Grade Determinations: GRADE DETERMINATIONS: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: GS-6 DRT Experience or Education: At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-5) grade level of performing examinations which are routine and standardized in nature; explaining exams to patients in terms they can understand as well as potential hazards; troubleshooting equipment used for diagnostic radiology and exercise extreme caution in the handling and safeguarding of all radiation producing equipment; reporting major equipment malfunctions within a timely manner to service representatives, and assisting higher graded technicians in performing more complicated examinations. OR The successful completion of a 4-year baccalaureate degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of basic technique standards for minimum radiographic exposure 2. Knowledge of anatomy and positioning 3. Knowledge of all patient safety procedures 4. Knowledge of radiographic producing equipment 5. Ability to learn basic computer functions GS-7 DRT Experience or Education: At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-6) grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Experience includes performing a substantially full range of duties but receive guidance and directions regarding unfamiliar or unusual situations for more complex patient issues. OR The successful completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate education leading to a degree program in radiography or other directly related field to diagnostic radiology/imaging. Education may relate to the duties of a specific position or to the occupation, but must be appropriate for the position being filled. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of the technical adequacy of the digital image, including the ability to adjust the image quality in the digital system 2. Knowledge of different contrast material required for the requested study 3. Knowledge of radiation protection standards, minimum radiographic exposure techniques, appropriate beam, limitation to anatomical area, and employing lead shielding when performing standard or fluoroscopic procedures 4. Knowledge of the function of computed radiography, Phosphor cassettes and CR readers 5. Knowledge of PACS, and basic computer skills GS-8 DRT Experience. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower (GS-7) grade level that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. Experience includes providing services in specialized areas of radiologic technology and/or general radiologic technology services. In addition, candidates must demonstrate the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Ability to check system for operation and assess acceptable performance based on established guidelines 2. Knowledge of calibration parameters and the ability to make adjustments as needed 3. Knowledge of patient's clinical record, diagnosis, and laboratory results 4. Ability to monitor patient's physiologic changes during the procedure and keep the radiologist informed 5. Skill in using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy in dealings with the customer base, patients, staff, family, visitors, and volunteers 6. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and cross-sectional anatomy, recognizing unusual images, and determining proper positioning to best demonstrate areas of interest

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/77 PART II APPENDIX G25. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS 6 to GS 8.


IMPORTANT:A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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:

Additional information

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

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.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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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Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-50
  • Transcript

VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at:;=&Action;=Search.

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).

  • Certification
  • Resume
  • 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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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.

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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 10/30/2017 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS 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
Kayla Landry





William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital 2500 Overlook Terrace Madison, WI US

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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.

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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 and hiring process 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.

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  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/10/2017 to 10/30/2017

Salary: $45,612 to $62,649 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 6 - 8

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent