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Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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The Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist works and performs technical duties depending upon the needs of the Radiology Service, and will direct Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists (DRT) assigned to the department. He/she will ensure that all work assignments of DRTs are performed in a satisfactory manner.

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If you are not a current permanent federal employee, please apply to Vacancy CBST-10986601-21-LD

Duties performed include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for work schedule assignments, and overtime rotational schedule when necessary, and assumes their responsibilities in their absence;
  • Routinely performs non-invasive/invasive procedures as it relates to the scope of practice of a Radiographer;
  • Functions as an expert regarding software and hardware capabilities; advises radiologists of protocols available, and determine technical factors;
  • Schedules inpatients and outpatients for appropriate exam;
  • Evaluates the nature of critical and emergency procedures and rearranges priorities to accommodate patients;
  • Plans and develops training schedule for all DRTs to include new hires;
  • In instances of unusual examinations, confers with radiologists and makes recommendations regarding modifications in protocol;
  • Makes minor adjustments to equipment and serves as a liaison between the radiologist and maintenance engineers and facilitates software/hardware upgrades, services, and repairs;
  • Makes decisions on work problems presented by facility supervisors, administrators, facility team leaders etc.;
  • Provides advice, counsel or instruction to employees on both clinical and administrative matters;
  • Takes immediate corrective action to solve problems which may include contacting medical center maintenance personnel, Bio-Med, and/or maintenance personnel.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. (Subject to change based upon agency needs)

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


Basic Requirements:

  • Citizenship: 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), and 7407(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].
  • 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).]

Grade Requirements:

Knowledge of Current Radiologic Technology Practice. 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 one year of active practice, which is paid or nonpaid employment as a DRT as defined by ARRT.

Grade Determinations:

Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (GS-9)

Experience. At least one year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-8) that demonstrates the clinical competencies described at that level. DRTs at the GS-9 level functions as a lead DRT for a group of DRTs at the full performance level and below, providing input on performance, resolving daily workplace issues, and maintaining efficient workflow. Provides a full range of general radiologic imaging exams, has a general knowledge of the different modalities within the diagnostic radiologic area, and is accountable to the next higher-level supervisor. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following technical KSAs:

i. Ability to provide technical oversight and assign personnel and tasks to be accomplished in a manner that assures completion of the workload utilizing the personnel to the greatest advantage thus providing the optimal level of patient care within the workday.

ii. Ability to plan, direct, and distribute work assignments to DRTs at lower grade levels.

iii. Skill in instructing and training DRTs on newly acquired equipment.

iv. Ability to plan and project staffing needs

v. Skill to independently perform general and specialized diagnostic radiologic procedures in advanced levels of complex treatment situations.

References: VA Handbook 5005/119, Part II, Appendix G25

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands of the work includes: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; moderate carrying, 15-44 pounds; pushing up to 4 hours; reaching above shoulder; use of fingers, good dexterity (both hands required); prolonged walking, prolonged standing; repeated bending; ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20; ability to distinguish basic colors; hearing (aid permitted); speed in working; and emotional stability. Must have the ability to stand and work while wearing a lead apron for possibly long periods of time.


IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Pensacola , Lead Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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