Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist - Clinical Program Director
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minnesota
Internal Number: 747461500
The Clinical Program Director functions as an educational program director for a hospital based JRCERT accredited radiological technology training program at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. 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).] [NOTE: Assignment to the clinical program director requires meeting JRCERT minimum educational standards as noted in the assignment description.] 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. 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: 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. NOTE: Each uncertified VHA DRT who was permanently employed on June 21, 1986, and whose competence in the safe administration of ionizing radiation was affirmed, in writing, by a VA licensed physician not later than January 1, 1987, is considered fully qualified. These employees may be promoted, changed to lower grade, or reassigned within the GS-0647 occupational series. Any employee initially retained in this manner who leaves this job series loses protected status and must meet the full requirements in effect at the time of reentry. Physical Requirements. See VA Directive and Handbook 5019. English Language Proficiency. DRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). 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). Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for appointment, the following criteria must be used when determining the appropriate grade assignment of candidates: [Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist], GS-11 Education: Master's degree required 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 clinical program director. Additional Experience: Two years experience as a Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist 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: Clinical Program Director. The director functions as an educational program director for a hospital based JRCERT accredited radiological technology training program. The director oversees the development of an assessment plan that meets programmatic accreditation standards. The director ensures maintenance of educational records and prepares for site visits from JRCERT. The director develops or revises curriculum to meet changing program needs. The director prepares and maintains course outlines and objectives, instructs and evaluates students, and reports progress. The director has direct responsibility for program design, policy development, personnel administration, budget, marketing, and public relations. The director implements the selection process for hiring program faculty and staff. Initiates and coordinates evaluation of faculty and staff. Provides oversight of course scheduling. The director supervises subordinate staff and evaluates the clinical instructors. This position must meet minimum educational requirements established by JRCERT to direct an accredited radiologic technology training program (two years DRT experience and a masters' degree as noted in JRCERT requirement). Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: Ability to create and revise program policies that meet accreditation standards required for program growth and improvement. Ability to independently perform the duties of a fully functional general radiographic DRT. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and clinical health organizations. Skill in curriculum development, supervision, instruction, evaluation, and academic advising. Ability to create and administer a program budget meeting needs for growth and improvement. Ability to establish, monitor, and oversee long- and short-range goals of program, curriculum, course descriptions, policies and procedures used to evaluate student performance, processes of assessment and program evaluation. Ability to provide the full range of supervisory duties, which includes responsibility for assignment of work, performance evaluations, selection of staff, and recommendation of awards, advancements, and disciplinary actions.] Preferred Experience: At least one year as a Program Director at a School of Radiology, knowledge of accreditation process and placing students in clinical rotations; years of experience References: VA Handbook 5005/119 Part II Appendix G25The full performance level of this vacancy is gs-11. ["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. Duties include but are not limited to the following: Oversees the development of an assessment plan that meets programmatic accreditation standards ensures maintenance of educational records and prepares for site visits from JRCERT Develops or revises curriculum to meet changing program needs Prepares and maintains course outlines and objectives, instructs, and evaluates students and reports progress. Incumbent has direct responsibility for program design, policy development, personnel administration, budget, marketing and public relations Implements the selection process for hiring program faculty and staff Initiates and coordinates evaluation of faculty and staff Provides oversight of course scheduling. The incumbent supervises subordinate staff and evaluates the clinical preceptors. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm Telework: Ad Hoc Telework may be authorized Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required"]
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