Reports to CEO. Oversees the daily operation of the Imaging Department with the support and direction from the Radiologist and Clinical Director. Schedules and monitors proper staffing levels. Monitors supply usage for proper inventory. Assist with charge denials. Coordinates with other modalities for equipment, services, supply and staffing issuesMISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Schedules and monitors proper staffing levels to efficiently accomplish the daily workload.
Responsible for protocol monitoring of procedures with the supervising Radiologist.
Monitors workflow and adjusts as necessary to optimize throughput.
Responsible for billing report review on a daily basis.
Assists manager with charge denials to maximize reimbursement.
Monitors supply usage for proper inventory while successfully meeting budgetary expectations.
Works with Radiology Management to ensure proper patient coding.
Maintains relationship with the IPS department to resolve scheduling issues that arise.
Maintains open lines of communication with all modality staff members for all equipment, service, supply, and staffing issues.
Coordinates with other modalities for patients with multiple exams within Radiology.
Evaluates modality performance for technical quality and works with manager to make adjustments as necessary.
Takes a leading role in the QA program for the modality and staff with direction from management.
Coordinates with service to maintain image quality and equipment performance.
Maintains documentation in accordance with accrediting agency requirements.
Trouble shoots equipment problems and coordinates service when necessary.
Initiates protocol changes and communicates these changes to the staff.
Recommends needed equipment to Radiology management for capital purchase planning.
Assures the equipment and work areas are clean.
Assists Radiology management with interviewing, hiring, and orienting new staff.
Acts as a role model by complying with policies, procedures, and practices.
Assumes care for physical and psychological needs of the patient in order to create a positive experience for each patient.
Applies ALARA principles.
Acts as resource for routine and complex procedures, including trauma, surgical or immobile patients.
Serves as a resource for all modality staff members for exam protocols, imaging equipment operation and PACS related procedures.
Assists Supervisor/Manager with input for subordinate performance evaluations.
Keeps room adequately stocked with linens and supplies.
Patient Data / Image Movement:
Verifies all written orders prior to beginning a procedure.
Confirms the identity of each patient per policy.
Enters accurate exam information into Radiology Information System.
Obtains patient history so the proper procedure can be performed.
Completes all steps to ensure that images are on the PACS and ready to read.
Enters accurate exam charges so proper billing can occur.
Scans all pertinent documents into patient file in PACS.
Performs other functions to maintain personal competence and contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
Completing other job-related duties and projects as assigned.
Associate complies with the following organizational requirements:
Attends and participates in department meetings and is accountable for all information shared.
Completes mandatory education, annual competencies and department specific education within established timeframes.
Completes annual employee health requirements within established timeframes.
Maintains license/certification, registration in good standing throughout fiscal year.
Direct patient care providers are required to maintain current BCLS (CPR) and other certifications as required by position/department.
Consistently utilizes appropriate universal precautions, protective equipment, and ergonomic techniques to protect patient and self.
Adheres to regulatory agency requirements, survey process and compliance.
Complies with established organization and department policies.
Available to work overtime in addition to working additional or other shifts and schedules when required.
Commitment to Beacon's six-point Operating System, referred to as The Beacon Way:
Leverage innovation everywhere.
Cultivate human talent.
Embrace performance improvement.
Build greatness through accountability.
Use information to improve and advance.
Communicate clearly and continuously.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of an Associate's Degree or Certificate in Radiologic Technology ARRT, (R). A minimum of 2 to 5 years of job-related experience is required. Management experience is preferred even if unrelated to healthcare experience. Technical expertise in Diagnostic Imaging is a must in order to lead the staff to optimum performance. Developed excellence in patient care is another important and desired quality.
Knowledge & Skills
Must be familiar with and capable of operating various types of Diagnostic Imaging equipment.
Must have basic knowledge of all types of Diagnostic Imaging procedures.
Must have knowledge of ALARA principles.
Must have basic knowledge of computer usage and associated equipment.
Requires ability to work through various types of problems and situations involving mental concentration and decision making.
Complies with hospital expectations regarding ethical behavior and standards of conduct.
Complies with federal and hospital regulations regarding protected health information and patient privacy.
Attendance at one annual orientation in service each year to review hospital policies and procedures is mandatory or view staff orientation presentation on the intranet and turn in quiz to Human Resources.
Requires working at a computer, seated for prolonged periods. May encounter potentially hazardous conditions due to direct exposure to patient contact (contagious viruses, bacteria, etc.).
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) to perform the essential functions of the position.