The purpose of this position is to serve as the Radiology Administrator in Radiology Service. Incumbent plans and directs the technical and administrative operations of the radiology program at the Amarillo VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) and has full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of non-supervisory personnel, including GS-10-DRTs, at least 1 subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower level, and the clerical and administrative support personnel. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 12/30/2022. 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). 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).] Physical Requirements. Please see physical requirements listed below. English Language Proficiency. Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). GS-12 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (Radiology Administrator) Grade Determination: Experience. At least one year of the following types of experience comparable to the next lower grade level that fully meets the KSAs at that level. Specialized experience includes: Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist; Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist; Picture Archive Communication System (PACS) Technologist (support and troubleshoot system application issues and instruct users in the proper operation); Quality Management Technologist and may also include oversight of a departmental Quality Improvement (QI) program; or Clinical Program Director (functions as an educational program director for a hospital based JRCERT accredited radiological technology training program). Assignments. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. DRTs at this grade level may be appointed to one of the following assignments: Radiology Administrator. Assignment to this grade level is restricted to those serving as the radiology administrator at medical facilities with comprehensive and complex radiographic and imaging programs. Employees in these assignments plan and direct the technical and administrative operations of the radiology program at active, affiliated medical centers, and have full supervisory responsibility for a large staff of subordinate personnel, including GS-10 DRTs, at least one subordinate team leader or supervisor at the next lower level, and may include clerical and administrative support personnel. At this level, the radiologic technology program typically includes the full variety of specialties. The candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*): 1. *Knowledge of the fiscal matters of the radiology program, including VHA funds and several additional fund controls, and ability to administer the scarce medical specialist contracts for professional services. 2. *Ability to make short and long-term supply, equipment, and major space alteration recommendations, and prepare specifications for radiographic equipment purchases and remodeling requests. 3. Ability to recommend program effectiveness improvements to meet VHA and JCAHO accreditation standards. 4. *Ability to make and implement major managerial recommendations for the radiology program, such as organizational improvements including changes in structure and delegation; maintain realistic cost/benefit ratios; and policy and procedure changes to improve service to patients. 5. *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. Preferred Experience: 10 or more years creditable experience as a General Radiographic, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance, and/or Ultrasound Technologist. 5 or more years creditable experience leading, managing; and balancing workload, scheduling, patients, PACS, and a diverse staff of Diagnostic Imaging technologists. Experience using GE, Phillips, Hitachi, and Canon Imaging equipment. Experience with budget execution, equipment acquisition, consolidation, disposition, and/or life-cycle planning processes. Experience drafting, reviewing, revising, and implementing new policies and procedures. Experience managing and implementing change. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G25 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Qualification Standard dated December 13, 2019. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. Physical Requirements: Light Lifting (under 15 pounds); Light Carrying (under 15 pounds); Straight pulling (up to 1 hour); Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Both hands required; Walking (up to 2 hours); Standing (up to 2 hours); Repeated bending (up to 1 hour); Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other; Both eyes required; Ability to distinguish basic colors; Ability to distinguish shades of colors; Hearing (aid permitted); Ability to communicate with patients and staff; Prolonged periods of sitting (up to 4 hours); use of computer screen; Subject to rotate or float to different location units, workstations based on needs of healthcare system. ["This vacancy will remain open until filled. The first cut-off date is Friday, September 16, 2022. Additional applications will be referred as needed. *** Non-Bargaining Position *** Participates in process improvement activities, monitoring, reporting and planning. Practices hospital safety, infection control, universal precaution, and radiation safety. Assesses and reviews requisitions with clerical staff and technologist. Directly supervises all administrative staff and subordinates team leaders. Facilitates the attainment of established program objectives by aiding in diagnostic procedures and equipment. Manages budgetary issues. Serves as the Records Control Manager for Radiology. Performs evaluation of employees under his/her supervision. Advises employees under his/her direct supervision. Resolves Conflicts within his/her jurisdiction as appropriate. Ensures the monitoring of the activities within the diagnostic section and take appropriate action as required to ensure their efficient and effective operation. Takes action to correct identified problem areas in a timely fashion within available resources or through identification of needs related to staffing and equipment. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Alternate schedules may be necessary to meet the needs of the organization.)\nTelework: Not Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nFunctional Statement #: 000000\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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