Under the general direction of the manager, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Radiology Department, the staff, performing diagnostic imaging / nursing procedures, and actively participate as a member of the Radiology Department team.
Nature and Scope
The incumbent provides radiology services to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients and families. Demonstrating the ability to work with patient's physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive, and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served and meets standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competency standards.
Competently operates imaging equipment and related machinery. Verifies and executes physician's orders for diagnostic and therapeutic exams, ensuring the proper preparation for such exams, and the safety and well being of patients during procedures.
Other duties include, but are not limited to, billing, supplies stocking, file maintenance, medical charting, informed consent documentation, quality improvement studies, patient history/symptoms acquisition. Determines the best method of obtaining optimal examinations while ensuring patient safety; regulates patient flow, consults with radiologists to determine contrast media and makes necessary corrections to improve image quality. May be required to assist other modalities within the department or Renown Health.
The position is responsible for coordination of daily workflow of the staff and providing for appropriate QC monitoring as specified in the evaluation section of the job description.
The incumbent acts as a liaison between the staff and the Supervisor/Manager/Director of Radiology, the Radiologists, the medical staff, and the Administration of Renown Health.
The incumbent will help to develop policy and procedure for the Imaging Department. The incumbent will be responsible for providing the staff with current information regarding policy and procedure, disaster plans, fire and safety regulations, etc.
The incumbent will insure that all staff are afforded scheduled time to maintain current CPR certification, TB skin test, mandatory in-services, etc.
The incumbent will assist manager in the scheduling of staff, orientation of new employees, supply inventory and ordering, scheduling for emergency repair of imaging equipment, participation in Quality Improvement process, and staff developmental in-services.
Major challenges to this position are related to staying current with changes in the field of radiology managing, and coordinating the diagnostic imaging department on a daily basis as well as providing strategic planning input for the future direction of the department.
It is common to encounter potential hazards in the healthcare environment. Some of these hazards could include, but are not limited to:
Radiation, Toxic Chemicals, Biological Hazards, Heat, Noise, Dust and Stress. Renown Health has a Safety Management Program in place addressing these issues.
This position does not provide patient care.
The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Applicants with Bachelor degree preferred but not required.
Requires a minimum of two years of imaging or nursing experience.
Requires licensure in one of the following: Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.), RCIS, Ultrasonography or Registered Nurse.
State of Nevada license for Medical Radiography.
AHA BLS certification required.
Computer / Typing:
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.