Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Veterans Health Administration | Charleston, SC

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Posted Date 11/24/2021
Description This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn moreThe Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, opened in 1966, is a tertiary care facility located in Charleston, SC, serving over 75,000 Veterans in 21 counties, encompassing more than 15,000 square miles. Charleston VAHCS is a 155 authorized bed tertiary care teaching hospital with 20 operating nursing home care beds. This position works under the direction of the Chief of the Radiology Service and supervises Supervisors and technical staff of the service to assure the optimal quality control, efficient coordination of activities and quality technical production. This position oversees all areas of the Diagnostic Radiology Service. Your duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plan, assess, evaluate programs to ensure proper coordination of care between care delivery within each section;
  • Perform radiologic procedures when staffing levels require such;
  • Plan & assess the need for new imaging services/equipment;
  • Participate in the decision making of the purchasing of new equipment;
  • Instruct staff on clinical findings & improvements;
  • Perform personnel related functions (i.e. interviewing, hiring, performance standards, appraisals etc.);
  • Recommend and make decisions on training needs and training requests related to employees of the service for service chief approval;
  • Conduct meetings, review policies/rules/regulations/procedures and discuss changes in routines and other related subjects
Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 7:30am-4:00p
Telework: Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Title/Functional Statement #: Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist/ FS# 534-51027-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
EDRP Authorized: Contact Pauline Stewart, the EDRP Coordinator at for questions/assistance
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic 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 general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) (R).
  • Education: Completion of 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 degree, accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) or from other accrediting agencies as recognized by the Department of Education (DoE).
  • English Language Proficiency: DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Grandfathering Provision: All persons employed in VHA as a DRT on the effective date of this qualification standard (December 13, 2019) are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and certification that are part of the basic requirements of the DRT occupation.

Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements of employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
  • Creditable Experience: To be creditable, experience must have demonstrated possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (also referred to as clinical competencies) associated with current radiologic technology practice. This may have been evidenced by the equivalent of 1 year of active practice, which is paid or non-paid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT. Experience is only creditable if it was earned after completion of the basic certification requirements identified in Basic Requirement above. Experience as a graduate DRT is creditable provided the candidate functioned as a DRT and subsequently passed the certification examination. Part-time experience as a DRT is creditable according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a DRT would receive 1 week of full-time credit for each 2 weeks of half-time work.
  • Supervisory DRT, GS-12: At least 1 year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level (GS-11) that fully meets the KSAs at that level: 1. Experience in a supervisory capacity or as a quality control technologist, or a DRT team leader; 2. Experience in planning or assisting in the establishment of a completely integrated radiologic technology program at a medical center or comparable facility; or 3. Experience in the management or administration of a radiologic technology or closely related program
  • The candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): *a. Ability to perform the full range of supervisory duties, including responsibility for assignment of work performed; performance evaluations; recommendations for appointments, awards, advancements, and, when appropriate, disciplinary actions; and identification of continuing education and training needs; b. Skill to serve as a consultant to other facility personnel in evaluating and planning radiologic technology services for the most complex cases; *c. Ability to participate in research studies and/or as a consultant to others conducting research; *d. Ability to consult with staff and resident physicians through patient presentation, attending ward rounds, and specialty clinics and/or conferences, etc.; and *e. Skill to assess, plan, and evaluate the delivery of radiologic technology services at the facility.

Preferred Experience: Chief Technologist or equivalent experience in supervising technologists
References: VA Handbook 5005/119 Part II Appendix G25. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard GS-647

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent requires one to be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time. There is some bending and carrying of moderately heavy articles such as equipment or records. The chief technologist must be able to help lift and move patients to difficult positions if needed.
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