Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Specialist Supervisor-Full Time/Regular-10-4-2020
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- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
- Depending on experience
- Full Time
The Diagnostic Rad. Tech. Spec. Supervisor, under the direction of the Clinic Manager, is responsible for performing diagnostic radiography and mammography imaging examinations, as a registered Radiologic Technologist (RT) of the Radiology Department at the Sault Tribe Health Center. The position is responsible for the supervision of the Diagnostic Rad. Tech. Specialist and the day-to-day operations of the Health Division Radiology Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Supervises all radiology personnel and orients x-ray personnel in techniques, instrumentation and organization of work.
- Supervises and evaluates the work of assigned personnel, completes performance evaluations and addresses performance related items and training needs.
- Develops and implements all Radiology Department Goals and develops procedures for radiology and assures they are followed throughout the Sault Tribe Health Division as necessary to maintain MQSA, FDA and AAAHC accreditation standards.
- Determines and plans the type and extent of radiological services to be provided in conjunction with Clinic Manager.
- Establishes systems and procedures for test performance and quality assurance, which optimize the level of use of internal and external radiology resources.
- Manages department resources effectively, evaluates and selects supplies, and establishes and maintains inventory control systems and coordinates procurement of radiology supplies, equipment, and assures compliance with budgetary limitations.
- Plans, implements, and coordinates quality control programs and assures participation in acceptable proficiency testing programs in all areas of radiology services.
- Evaluates the quality of the radiology services and adequacy of equipment, personnel, and working accommodations through inspection and/or review of MQSA (Mammogram Quality Standards) and Nuclear Physicist Inspection and other related reports.
- Assesses operating costs and assists in planning radiology budgets.
- Writes summaries, reports on radiology services, analyzes radiology data and trends.
- Responds and resolves patient or customer concerns/complaints involving the Health Division Radiology Department.
- Operates the computerized equipment to obtain an optimal image; setting exposure time and distance in accordance to specification of examination to obtain the best quality image - detail, density and contrast with particular attention to age appropriate imaging.
- Reviews and follows all radiological orders received from medical providers.
- Records, processes and maintains patient data and enters proper exam into Synaps RIS, RPMS Radiology Package, EHR billing, Meditech reporting, VRAD mammography reporting.
- Prepares patients for their procedure (medical history, correct attire, explain procedure).
- Uses proper radiation protection for patients, staff and the general public.
- Reviews and evaluates the images to determine if they are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and makes necessary adjustments.
- Delivers patient care while practicing ethical conduct appropriate to the profession and protects the patient's rights to privacy and confidentiality.
- Distributes reports from War Memorial and vRAD Imaging to proper destinations.
- Verifies that reports in RPMS are accurate.
- Adjusts and maintains imaging equipment.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
- Performs bone density exams as needed and documents results in patient's Electronic Health Record.
- Responds to requests for other radiological information from health division staff or other medical providers.
- All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other department, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendor/service providers, patients, health providers, Radiologists, and outside medical personnel or radiology departments.
Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying of 10 pounds. Physical factors include: constant standing, use of hearing, near/midrange vision, depth perception, color/field of vision and typing; frequent walking, carrying, lifting and reaching; and occasional sitting, pushing/pulling, use of smell and far vision and bending. Working conditions include: occasional exposure to noise. Potential hazards include: constant patient contact, constant exposure to equipment and radiation scatter; frequent infectious exposure and occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, electric shock and medical equipment. Protective equipment/clothing: Fit for N95 Respirator to be used in event of biological outbreak. Must use Lead Shields, wear radiation dosimeter and use Universal Precautions as indicated.
Education: Two years of formal education in an accredited program in Radiologic Technology required. Associates Degree in Radiologic Technology preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Radiology Technician required. Supervisory experience preferred.
Certification/License: Registered by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) with certification both in general radiology (R) and mammography (M) Certification or be Registry eligible. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have skills and knowledge necessary to accurately position patient and utilize radiology equipment to obtain an optimal image for diagnosis. Knowledge of universal precautions as well as general safety precautions pertaining to patient care such as fall risk, supervising children and elderly required. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, patients and the general public. Must be able to use word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively and clearly, verbally and in writing, by telephone and email and in a diverse range of audiences and settings. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.
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