Basic Requirements for Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist:
Qualifying educational programs for radiography and radiation therapy technology are available in accredited colleges, universities, hospitals, medical schools, or postsecondary technical or vocational schools. Education or training from programs based in hospitals must have been from those hospitals that were accredited at the time of the education or training by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals or by the American Osteopathic Association.
Public Law 97-35 requires that persons who administer radiologic procedures meet the credentialing standards of 42 CFR Part 75 as follows:
A. 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 Department of Education.
B. Was employed as radiologic personnel by the Federal Government PRIOR TO the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986). (Note: You must submit evidence with your application of current or fully satisfactory performance or certification of such from a licensed practitioner such as a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry, or chiropractic who prescribes radiologic procedures to others.)
C. Was first employed as radiologic personnel by the Federal Government AFTER the effective date of the regulation (January 13, 1986), but (a) received training from institutions in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not accredit training in that particular field at the time of graduation OR (b) practiced in a State or foreign jurisdiction that did not license that particular field or did not allow special eligibility to take a licensure examination for those who did not graduate from an accredited educational program. (Note: You must submit evidence with your application to prove training, experience, and competence. Examples of acceptable proof: transcripts, letter of recommendation, etc.)
Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience which includes (1) administering therapeutic radiation to patients by means of a Linear Accelerator as prescribed by a physician; (2) performing CT Simulation;(3) use of a Record and Verification system; (4) consulting with Radiation Oncologists about patient specific circumstances; and (5) use of Onboard Imaging (OBI). This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-09).
Licensure/Certification: Must be certified by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T) in the field of Radiation Therapy.