St. Joseph Health Manager, Imaging Services in Victorville, California
Job Summary: This role is responsible for the safe, ethical and efficient operation of the x-ray department, and ensures that there is adequate coverage of the department by qualified technical personnel. Acts as department liaison with the administration and radiologists. Under the direction of a radiologist, does a variety of technical work related to the taking and processing of x-ray films and other work relative to the department’s scope of activities, or delegates these responsibilities and duties to subordinate personnel, when employed, and oversees their functions. Essential Functions: • Responsible for the availability, integrity and sterility of equipment in cooperation with the radiology service.• Prepares patients for radiographic or fluoroscopic examinations.• Determines most suitable anatomical posture and position patients accordingly, being mindful of possible aggravation and injury to the patient due to positions.• Sets up and operate stationary x-ray equipment under a variety of conditions and for a variety of examinations including special procedures and linear tomography.• Assists in maintaining basic records keeping such as: pulling old films for comparison, filing reports, films and patient index cards and all other related filing activities, including recording radiologist fees.• Assists the radiologist during fluoroscopy and any special or routine procedures requiring the radiologist’s presence.• Observes quality control in all patient procedures.• Must keep all rooms appropriately stocked with supplies and keep work area neat and orderly.• Must correctly process and code all procedures.• Reviews the organizational plan for radiology services and be aware and adheres to its guidelines listing responsibilities of radiology personnel.• Attends department meetings when necessary, including in-service training.• Performs minor maintenance on equipment when necessary. In case of equipment failures when they need repair.• Shall be responsible for maintaining ethical actions at all times and adhering to “The Technologist’s Code of Ethics.”Functions as Operating Manager and Supervising Technologist: The chief technologist as supervising technologist of Radiology shall be responsible for the following:• Supervises all Radiologic Technology Staff Members.• Attends department head meetings.• Holding department personnel meeting as necessary including in-service education and ensuring that personnel are taking advantage of opportunities available through continuing education programs.• Acts as a liaison between other departments and the x-ray departments.• Supervising the activities of technical and non-technical personnel under the direction of the radiologist.• Being responsive to the needs and requests of superiors and subordinates and channel them to proper administrative level for action.• Ensuring that personnel are aware of and are adhering to established office policy and policies of the radiology service.• Reviewing and updating the radiology services manual including revision of services as required, annually.• Maintaining efficient time utilization as well as quality control.• Supervising monthly film badge control and monitoring services.• Ensuring that safety factors concerning patients and personnel are being observed and enforced, including radiation hazard precautions.• Supervising monthly film badge control and monitoring services.• Monitoring expiration dates of diagnostic contrast agents and emergency drugs for contrast reactions.• Maintaining work areas in a safe and sanitary condition.• Performing minor maintenance procedures on equipment and initiating work orders for repair of equipment when necessary.• Maintaining an efficient orderly department in the absence of the radiologist.• Ensuring that adequate qualified technical personnel be available for coverage.• Maintaining the work schedule.Additional Responsibilities: • Performs all other duties as assigned.Minimum Position Qualifications:Education: • High school diploma or GED required. • A/S in Radiologic Technology. Shall be either a graduate of a program in radiologic technology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Association, or have the equivalent of such education and training as determined by the Director of Radiology Services.Experience: • Five (5) years’ experience as a working diagnostic technologist required. • Two (2) plus years’ experience in a supervisory capacity required. License / Certification:• Licensed by the State of California as a Certified Radiology Technologist (C.R.T.)• Certified by the A.R.R.T. (R)• Current CPR (BLS) certificationComputer Skills: Basic computer skills including Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and an e-mail system. Other: Valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance for employee-owned vehicles.Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:• Shall have a working knowledge of all phases of x-ray department functions.• Ability to establish effective working relationships with physicians and fellow workers.• Ability to make good, ethical decisions in the best interest of the patient, radiologist, and radiology department.• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex medical documents. • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. • Ability to document patient records and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. • Ability to communicate effectively and make presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, patients, other physicians and/or boards of directors.• Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and permutations. • Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as they relate to the field of radiology.• Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, patient records, et.) in its most difficult phases. • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.• Understands Service Agreements and Associated Contracts• Understands Sales/Marketing aspect of Imaging Business relating to Haelthcare Contracts and agreements.Preferred Position Qualifications: License / Certification: Registered by A.R.R.T. with Advanced Certification in one additional imaging modality. Other: Certified Radiology Administrator or equivalent. .
St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) is one of California's most respected medical groups. With over 3,000 employees and 75 locations throughout California, including, Northern California, Orange County, High Desert and Los Angeles County, SJHH has been continually recognized as a leader in quality, customer service and information technology. This kind of success is the result of team work, a commitment to excellence and a strong adherence to the organization's mission, vision and values.St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare (SJHH) complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.