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Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Indian Health Service
Job Site Location

Inscription House, AZ
Job Description
  • Duties


  1. Duties
  1. Summary

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

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  1. Responsibilities

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you losing consideration for the job. This position is located at Kayenta Service Unit, Radiology Department, Inscription House, AZ and Kayenta, AZ. The incumbent:

  • Performs computerized radiography with GE Proteus XR/a equipment and operates teleradiology equipment and PAC’s equipment and all standard diagnostic x-ray procedures.
  • Receives patient, explains methods of procedure, positions patient and makes exposures necessary for requested examination. Independently makes standard examinations.
  • Confers with Radiologists to establish requirements of nonstandard examinations and determines technical factors, positioning, number and exposure factors, etc., to satisfy requirements.
  • Schedules patients for examinations; evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures; rearranges patient priorities for accommodation purposes; maintains records of patients treated, examinations performed and images taken; maintains permanent record of examination by entering proper information into Radiology Information System. Performs appropriate clerical filing and maintains orderly records as needed.
  1. Travel Required

Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.

  1. Supervisory status


  1. Promotion Potential


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0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

  • Requirements


  1. Requirements
  1. Conditions of Employment
  • Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment fingerprint check
  • Selectee will be subject to a background investigation
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  1. Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards in 42 CFR Part 75. Essentially, they must (l) 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 (2) be certified as radiographers in their field. The following meet these requirements:

(l) Persons employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel prior to the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986) who show evidence of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.
(2) Persons first employed by the Federal Government as radiologic personnel after the effective date of the regulation who (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation, or (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program, provided that such persons show evidence of training, experience, and competence as determined by OPM or the employing agency.
In addition, to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment under the direction of radiologists or other medical officers to produce radiographic studies used in medical diagnosis and treatment.

For GS-5: Successful completion of a full-time training course of at least 24 months’ duration in a post-high school radiography program.

Successful completion of a course for medical radiologic technicians in the Armed Forces is qualifying on a month-for-month basis up to the l year of specialized experience required for GS-5. Specialized experience such as: Producing digital images of routine views of the body (i.e., chest, joints, feet, hands, long bones of arms and legs) under general supervision of a Radiologist.

GS-6: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level. Specialized experience such as: Perform a variety of difficult radiographic examinations; Receive patient, explain method of procedure, position patient, select and set technical factors, set up and adjust accessory equipment required, and make exposures necessary for the requested procedure; Perform procedures such as cholangiography, linear tomography, xerographic mammography, lumbar and thoracic myelography, bronchography, lymphangiography, or femoral arteriography; Set up the X-ray room; Assure that sterile supplies, contrast materials, catheters, or other required equipment are present and laid out; Prepare and administer contrast material orally, by enema, or, under close control of radiologist, intravenously; As required by procedure or patient’s condition, monitor vital signs such as heart beat and blood pressure and notify radiologist of significant changes; Perform examinations of head, trunk, and extremities for routine physical examinations and for diagnosis of illness or of injuries of accident victims; Assist radiologists and higher grade technologists to perform more complex procedures such as carotid arteriograms.
GS-7: 1 year equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level. Specialized experience such as: Perform a variety of difficult radiographic examinations; Independently make routine radiographic examinations of head, trunk, and extremities for diagnosis of illness or injuries; Perform procedures as a team member, with a radiologist, such as bronchograms, cholecystograms, cholangiograms, urethrograms, G. I. series, and barium and air contrast barium enemas; Set up the X-ray room; Assure that sterile supplies, local anesthetics, contract materials, catheters, and other required equipment are present and laid out; Prepare and administer contrast material; Schedule patients for examinations; Maintain logs of patients and procedures used; Prepare file jackets on patients X-rays; Requisition supplies; Clean, oil, make minor repairs and adjustments to X-ray equipment, accesso

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