Assistant Chief Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist As Assistant Chief Supervisor Radiologic Technologist, the incumbent has the responsibility for directing the performance of the General Technologists. Incumbent works closely with the radiologists, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic/therapeutic exam results, and patient satisfaction. 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 general radiologic technology by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology, Radiography (ARRT) (R). Advanced ARRT certification is required for assignments that include computed tomography (CT). Education: Completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months in 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). Credentialing Standards: Public Law 97-35, the Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981, requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75, Standards for the Accreditation of Educational Programs and the Credentialing of Radiographic Personnel. 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 U.S. Department of Education and be certified as radiographers in their field. English Language Proficiency: DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and7407(d) Grade Determinations: GS-11 Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Experience: At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-10, directly related to the position being filled that demonstrates the clinical competencies needed to provide services as an assistant chief radiologic technologist. These include: Ability to analyze organizational, technical, and administrative problems and to develop and implement solutions that result in efficient section operation; Ability to evaluate quality management procedures and processes; Ability to analyze and use data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance, and productivity; Skill in developing new policies and guidelines as needed; Skill in problem solving and conflict resolution. AND Certification: ARRT (R)(CT) AND Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): The candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): i. Knowledge of overall radiology department operations, and the ability to judge effectiveness of the operation. ii. *Ability to monitor and evaluate subordinate supervisor's performance. iii. *Ability to formulate plans, delegate authority, and follow-up on delegated tasks. iv. Knowledge of new and recent developments in the field. References: VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. ["The VA Midwest Health Care Network advocates for a Whole Health System of care in each of the Medical Centers. This is an approach to healthcare that empowers and equips people to take charge of their health and well-being and live their lives to the fullest. As an employee operating in a Whole Health System of care, you will operate in a model with three core elements, seeking to create a personalized health plan for each Veteran. This is done in the context of healing relationships and healing environments and a connection back to the Veteran's community. This aligns with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Mission Statement to Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. Duties include, but are not limited to: a. Supervises the technical operations of Imaging Service. These services provided are direct and have a significant impact in other multi mission organizational units' ability to provide critical patient support. The incumbent's ability to identify and implement methods for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of performing these services and the liaison role the incumbent plays affect the overall operational services to the patients, families, and community. b. Plans and coordinates work to be accomplished by General section. Sets and adjust short-term and long-term priorities, and prepares schedules for goals on completion of assigned tasks. c. Assigns work based on priorities, consideration of difficulty and requirements of assignments, and capabilities of employees . d. Evaluates and directs work performance of subordinates e. Decides on emergent, costly, or controversial training needs and training requests related to employees of Radiology for service chief approval. f. Oversees work of CT Radiologic technologists (5), and affiliated with Radiologic technology students. g. Oversees work of general Radiologic technologists (9), and affiliated with Radiologic technology students. h. Makes decisions on work problems presented by facility supervisors, administrators, facility team leaders, and contractors. i. Provides advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both clinical and administrative matters. j. Follows established Quality Assurance (QA) guidelines and protocols to insure integrity, availability, authenticity and confidentiality of imaging data transmitted by the various modalities. k. Incumbent must be professional, cooperative and be able to work with other employees. Work Schedule: Full-time; 7:30am-4:00pm Telework: Not available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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