U.S. Army Medical Command Medical Instrument Technician (MRI) in Fort Carson, Colorado
Summary About the Position: This position is located in Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO, Department of Radiology, performing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury. This is a TERM position. It is time-limited and may be extended beyond six (6) years, up to eight (8) years. This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. Responsibilities As a Medical Instrument Technician, you will perform a wide variety of complex Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients to aid in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Receive and review requests from physicians for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations of patients Analyze the condition at issue and determine the procedures and equipment necessary to best meet the needs of the individual case. Receive and position patient for examination. Explain procedures and actions to allay fears and secure maximum cooperation. Assist radiologist or physician in reading or evaluating results. Independently perform complex computerized 3D and 2D MRI scanning of the head and/or body. Confer with radiologist to establish the requirement for non-standard examinations. Advise radiologist of the result of examination and provide preliminary diagnostic evaluation. Perform operator level maintenance and care of equipment. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. 30 Percent or More Disabled VeteransCurrent Department of Army Civilian EmployeesCurrent Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Interchange AgreementDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceExecutive Order (E.O.) 12721Interagency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Modification of Term AppointmentsNon-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)Non-Department of Defense (DoD) TransferOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement EligiblePeople with Disabilities, Schedule APriority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleReinstatementVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. 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; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. Specialized Experience: To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Performing a full scope of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) examinations which involve obtaining high quality images from difficult and varied MRI examinations by setting up, adjusting, operating, or maintaining MRI and ancillary equipment. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-08). OR Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9 (Note: You MUST submit transcripts for proof of education to verify your claim). OR Combination of Experience and Education Substitution for Specialized Experience for GS-09: Only graduate education in excess of one year may be used to qualify when combining Specialized Experience and Education. Compute the percentage of these requirements and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts.) Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. An ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Registration/Certification is highly desired You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: AccountabilityDecisivenessPatient-focused Customer ServiceTeaches OthersTechnical CredibilityTechnology Management Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-08). Education FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 53 - Medical position. You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. The following special programs/incentives may be offered if it is appropriate to the position being filled and in the best interest of the government: - Student Loan Repayment - Advanced In-hire (offered to new Federal employees only) - Advanced Leave Accrual (offered to new Federal employees only) - Relocation/Recruitment Incentives. A Term Appointment does not offer career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. Permanent employees of another agency may be required to take a 3 day break in service. Permanent federal employees are not guaranteed return back to their permanent position prior to being placed in the time-limited position.