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Director of Imaging Services

Posted: Sep 15, 2022 Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Job Number: RAD-22-00010
Contact Name: Byron Bizardi
Agency: No
Phone:


Facility: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Location: Tuba City, Arizona
USA
Degree: BS
Compensation:
Perm/Temp: Perm
Workload: Full Time
Supervisory Exp.: Yes
Certifications: One imaging modality
Position Type:
  • Hospital
Skills:
  • General X-Ray / Radiography
  • Administration
  • Computed Tomography
  • Echocardiography
  • MRI
  • Sonography - Ultrasound
Date Posted: 09/15/2022
Contact Information
Job Number: RAD-22-00010
Contact Name: Byron Bizardi
Company: Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation
Agency: No
Phone:
Fax: 928-283-2042
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The Director of Imaging Services is responsible for the operations and strategic direction of the Medical Imaging Services in compliance with regulatory requirements. This responsibility includes but is not limited to planning, process, standard operating procedures, budgeting/forecasting, staffing, and evaluation of the effectiveness of the medical imaging services provided by subordinate employees. The incumbent provides responsible director, accountable leadership, and plans the overall goals for Imaging Services in collaboration with the Chief of Radiology. The Director of Imaging services provides a full range of imaging services, including X-Ray, CT, Sonography, Echocardiography, and MRI, in the hospital, outpatient clinics, and select satellite clinics. The incumbent works closely with hospital staff, department leaders, and providers to ensure the highest standards of quality and service are maintained.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides leadership in assessing, planning, directing and coordinating the Radiology Department. Manages and directs operations within the various modalities including diagnostics, CT scan, MRI, Interventional Radiology, Sonography, echocardiography within the hospital and satellite clinics.
  • Follows instruction and works well with the Chief of Radiology to fulfill tasks and mission.
  • Evaluates efficiency of operations as well as the quality of service including satellite clinics.
  • Develops and updates policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management and operation of the department.
  • Provides leadership in creating a team environment for effective and efficient operations.
  • Develops short- and long-range departmental plans and programs consistent with organizational policies, coordinates programs with other departments.
  • Administers continuous Performance Improvement program to evaluate quality, appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided. The director has the responsibility to do critical analysis of systems and processes.
  • Develops, implements and revises employee performance standards, ensuring that they are consistent with the duties and responsibilities contained in position descriptions. Initiate actions for promotions, reassignments, change, performance awards and disciplinary actions. Counsels employees’ regarding training and individual development plans.
  • Maintains competencies of departmental staff in current practices, procedures, skills, and abilities. Ensures the safe and efficient use of radiology equipment, taking action to resolve faults/issues.
  • Adheres to and promotes compliance with radiation safety and protection policy associated codes of practice, and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident.
  • Plans, implements, and directs the Medical Imaging program. and maintains the working policies of the branch (i.e., scope of services, daily operating policy, short and long term goals, and adequate staffing of the branch; develops or directs the development of the procedure manual for all modalities withing imaging; establishes and maintains an effective Quality Control, Quality Improvement, Preventative Maintenance and Safety program.
  • Directs the full range of Medical Imaging services from a technical as well as administrative point of view. Monitors the radiological procedures and techniques to assure compliance with established procedures. Conducts reviews of work procedures and identifies factors that contribute to ineffective and deficient quality processes, (i.e., error in work instructions or procedures). Maintains proper maintenance and functioning of imaging equipment. Assures that safety precautions are used by subordinates to reduce radiation exposure.
  • Incumbent is responsible as the radiology computer point of contact for the Medical Imaging software for the RIS/PACS system. Assists in planning for necessary hardware, directs the placing of necessary hardware in proper locations, trains all branch staff in use of software systems, logs in and researches any problems/error codes resulting from the software, trains ancillary staff (i.e., physician, nursing, physical therapy, etc.) in the use of the radiology software package.
  • Assists in counseling and instructing employees on both work and administrative matters through resolving complaints, grievances, breaches of conduct and disciplinary actions of Laboratory personnel.
  • Maintains liaison with all hospital branches, direct patient care and administration in order to assure smooth and cooperative functioning of the patient care team. Serves as the focal point within the imaging branch for all property and supply management activities. Recommends the kind of imaging equipment to be purchased and directs the installation of imaging equipment. Keeps abreast of changes in the medical imaging field so as to continually update and optimize patient care. Keeps up to date with development or change in legislation and accreditation standards and implements same within the branch framework.
  • Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respiratory or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
  • Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for more current updated)
  • Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surface contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Therapy

Certification:

Must have and maintain a current unrestricted licensure/certification in at least one imaging modality in the state of Arizona

Experience:

Must have three (3) years management/supervisory experience