The incumbent serves as the Radiology Administrator of Imaging Services for Sioux Falls VA Health Care System(SFVAHCS). They are responsible for the administrative operations of the Imaging Service Line, including daily operation budget, financial management, procurement and contracting, long-range planning, property management, and supplies of the Imaging Service Line. 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), 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]. 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) 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. Loss of Credential. An employee in this occupation who fails to obtain certification within two years, or who fails to maintain the required certification must be removed from the occupation, which may also result in termination of employment. Grandfathering Provision. All persons employed in VHA as a DRT on the effective date of this qualification standard are considered to have met all qualification requirements for the title, series and grade held, including positive education and certification that are part of the basic requirements of the DRT occupation. For employees who do not meet all of the basic requirements in this standard, but who met the qualifications applicable to the position at the time they were appointed to it, the following provisions apply: (1) DRTs that require a certification, may be reassigned, promoted up to and including the full performance (journeyman) level, or changed to lower grade within the occupation, but may not be promoted beyond the journey level or placed in supervisory or managerial positions. (2) DRTs that require a certification only at higher grade levels must meet the certification requirement before they can be promoted to those higher grade levels. (3) DRTs who are appointed on a temporary basis prior to the effective date of the qualification standard may not have their temporary appointment extended or be reappointed, on a temporary or permanent basis, until they fully meet the basic requirements of the standard. (4) DRTs initially grandfathered into this occupation, who subsequently obtain additional education and/or certification that meet all of the basic requirements of this qualification standard must maintain the required credentials as a condition of employment in the occupation. (5) Employees who are retained as a DRT under this provision and subsequently leave the occupation lose protected status and must meet the full VA qualification standard requirements in effect at the time of reentry as a DRT. Grade Determinations: Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist, GS-12 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. 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 (*): *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. *Ability to make short and long-term supply, equipment, and major space alteration recommendations, and prepare specifications for radiographic equipment purchases and remodeling requests. Ability to recommend program effectiveness improvements to meet VHA and JCAHO accreditation standards. *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. *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. References: VA Handbook 5005/119 Part II Appendix G25 The full performance level of this vacancy is 12. ["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. The Radiology Administrator keeps abreast of national initiatives and participates in Imaging Service Line workgroups and/or committees that further Veterans Health Care Services. They assist with the planning of construction projects, logistics, tactical and strategic plans.Duties include but are not limited to the following: The Radiology Administrator is responsible for the operations of the Imaging Service Line. They coordinate the flow of patients through the Imaging Service by efficient assignment of work and maximum utilization of staff and imaging equipment. They expedite the examinations of acutely ill patients by communicating and working with imaging staff, nursing, providers and radiologists, and work with other services to meet facility imaging needs. Collaborate with the Women Veterans Program Manager to facilitate community care scheduling and coding of Mammography in the Radiology package. Conduction of regular monitoring of scheduling activity for assigned clinics. Compliance with the mandatory training requirements for the scheduling process. Responsible for oversight of the PACS administrator who maintains the PACS and voice recognition systems. Responsible for oversight of the MR Safety Officer, who coordinates the MR Safety Program for the SFVAHCS. Uses advanced knowledge of concepts, principles and methodology of an imaging service to assess program effectiveness and provide authoritative guidance for operations, personnel and management. Utilizes information to plan and execute short- and long-range programs. Evaluates and implements new methodologies and instrumentation. Writes and updates standard operating procedures. Practices hospital safety, infection control, universal precaution and radiation safety in accordance with age and/or gender specific departmental guidelines. Is responsible for designing, developing, establishing and participating in quality assurance programs. Acts as a consultant to the Chief of Staff and Chief Radiologist regarding implementation of programs/policies. Prepares funding and staffing requests to appropriate committees. The Radiology Administrator is the Imaging Service Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and performs contract authorization within delegated authority and provides technical expertise, both before and after contract award. They are responsible for developing the statement of work, pre-solicitation paperwork and monitoring contract compliance. Represents the SFVAHCS within the VISN 23 Imaging Service Line and attends monthly conference calls and VISN 23 Imaging Service Line business planning and strategy meetings. The strategies include the review of previous business plans, amendments to the business plan, purchase of new equipment, expansion of services, outline Federal mandates, and effective ways of governing a service line for the procurement of funding for projects and initiatives. Manages significant resources including equipment, supplies, personnel, space, and budget; analyzes budget expenditures; identifies workload trends; prepares and monitors budget and control expenditures; approves expenditures on all recurring and non-recurring items; determines staffing needs and projections; and prepares funding and staffing requests to the appropriate committees. Responsible for building and maintaining clinics within the Service Line while following the clinic build process. Participates in the student educational experience within the department and oversees the coordination of student affiliations with area schools. Develops and serves as the approving official for position descriptions, performance standards and competency programs. Conducts annual performance ratings and evaluations. Counsels and resolves complaints from employees when not resolved at the supervisory level. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Not Authorized 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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