Is assigned to the position of Supervisory DRT, Assistant Chief Technologist, and shall oversee the coordination and planning of the complex, comprehensive imaging services across the healthcare system. Employs independent judgment in the day-to-day operation of the Imaging Service, serving directly under the Chief Technologist. Serves as assistant chief technologist and shares full responsibility for managing the radiologic technology section. 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. English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and7407(d). 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), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), [or Mammography (M) duties performed independently, as applicable]. Advanced certification indicates that the incumbent [can operate independently] and has demonstrated specific clinical competency in the appropriate specialty and taken and passed the designated examination. 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}. May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). GS-11 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 a quality control technologist, DRT team leader, supervisory radiologic technologist,[PACS technologist, clinical program director], or an assistant chief radiologic technologist. And Knowledge skills Abilities and 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. Preferred Experience: Supervisor experience of at least 3 years in the imaging setting. Must be able to drive between facilities within ECHCS. References: VA Handbook 5005/119 PART II APPENDIX G25 Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5005. ["The incumbent serves as the Assistant Chief Technologist with supervisory responsibilities for the Imaging Technologists; and Program Support Assistants as assigned to ensure patient care and administrative requirements to support the Imaging Service needs. The incumbent shall direct and provide supervision to imaging employees as assigned and as required for re-organization purposes or operational requirement; staffs paygrades range from GS-5 to GS-11. Responsible for acquiring knowledge, implementing, and training staff of new processes, procedures, exam protocols, technological advances, and any other proficiency related to imaging and other assigned imaging staff in their technical field and administrative requirements to maintain their professional or imaging program certification. Train, facilitate, lead, or coordinate proper orientation of new staff, residents, and affiliated x-ray students. Evaluate and conduct appraisals and periodic assessment of staff. Review, discuss, and approve types of leave (annual leave, sick leave, administrative absence, FMLA, military) and payroll request such as Comp Time and overtime (OT) by staff in accordance with regulations while using necessary documents and VATAS. Utilizing electronic management tools or coordination with various services with direct expertise in the field to include DSS, Fiscal, Payroll. Incumbent shall, perform, facilitate, designate, and monitor non-VA care referrals. Accurately input exam reports received from external sources; upload into the PACS system; and close out the requisition in CPRS, VISTA Imaging, and Community Care consults to ensure requesting providers are alerted. Assures section operations are complying with patient care and safety standards as set forth by the MQSA, Joint Commission, OIG, VACO, ACR and other regulatory bodies. Overall responsibility for coordination and performance of the imagery program. Performs exams and assists with procedures as needed in field of expertise and to maintain qualifications. Ensures all staff and equipment are properly vetted, qualified, and credentialed. For acquisition, the incumbent, in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), shall conduct research and evaluation of new equipment in accordance with end user's needs and best practice for patients' procedures. Self-directed in assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating patient care activities and processes. Demonstrates effective coordination of care of Veterans requiring imaging/scheduling within ECHCS and Community Care facilities. Oversee tracking of Community Care images/results and the upload to Vista Imaging radiology package and any other reporting system utilized by the department. Ensures orders management and proper tracking of exams and procedures; utilizes information to make changes in the service. Serves as a resource to patients, ancillary and support services to control and prevent inappropriate imaging scheduling, thus decreasing no-shows, increasing utilization of appointments (including reminder letters and calls). Work Schedule: 8am-4:30pm may vary Telework: Not Available Functional Statement #: 563180 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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