Under administrative and medical direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs, directs and participates in the operations of the Diagnostic Imaging Department of San Joaquin General Hospital; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
The incumbent in this single position management class has broad responsibility for the administrative and technical operations of the Diagnostic Imaging Department, which provides diagnostic x-ray, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI, computerized tomography scan and related services. The incumbent also directs a student-training program. Medical direction is received from the Chief Radiologist and administrative direction is received from senior administrative staff.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs and directs the work of the department; through subordinate supervisory staff, provides guidance and technical expertise to employees providing various radiological services; consults with medical staff and technologists regarding medical imaging techniques and procedures.
Evaluates staff work methods and service delivery systems; develops and utilizes quality control and quality improvement methods; assures department compliance with federal, state, JCAHO and other standards/regulations; monitors customer service; recommends and implements process and procedural changes to meet needs.
Establishes, interprets and applies goals, policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management of the department; establishes and directs the preparation/maintenance of policy and procedure manuals and instructions; provides liaison to and confers with other managers, supervisors and staff to seek feedback and coordinate department services with other Health Care Services areas.
Directs and participates in the preparation and administration of the Diagnostic Imaging budget in conjunction with the Chief Radiologist; prepares term agreements/contracts and monitors ongoing expenditures; reviews and makes estimates for future needs; directs the maintenance of equipment and supplies; develops cost effective methods for operation of equipment and use of supplies and personnel.
Develops, reviews and maintains the department chargemaster; adds, deletes and changes codes as needed; formulates prices for new procedures; assures that patient charges and other data are recorded in a timely and accurate manner; coordinates with Business Office and other Hospital staff to facilitate patient billing and reimbursement for department services as required.
Assures appropriate staffing; selects, assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of subordinate employees; takes appropriate action on disciplinary matters; verifies and monitors staff proficiency and assures that staff licensing is up-to-date; identifies staff development needs and oversees training activities as required.
Monitors equipment to assure proper function as well as the need for maintenance, repairs and/or replacement; assures that staff have up-to-date supplies and tools; assures the proper use of personal safety equipment; develops accident prevention, emergency and disaster plans; may recommend and participate in facilities improvement projects.
Assures appropriate utilization of information technology and related tools to support department operations; collects and maintains accurate data, and produces timely patient and management reports; coordinates the planning, development and maintenance of computerized radiological systems; assures that the communication of patient information with hospital staff and others is done both appropriately and confidentially.
Directs the radiology student training program, assuring compliance with state licensing requirements; prepares the school budget; oversees the training of students.
Represents the department at meetings; participates on various hospital committees; coordinates department activities with outside agencies as needed.
Directs and participates in the preparation of statistical reports and the maintenance of department records.
May participate in special radiology procedures, tests, and examinations.
Licenses and Certificates: Registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and certification by the Department of Health, State of California, as a Radiologic Technologist.
Note: Generally, persons who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists may obtain certification as a Radiologic Technologist in the state of California upon application and payment of fees to the state Department of Health.
Experience: Five years as a Radiologic Technologist performing a wide range of diagnostic imaging procedures in a health care clinic or hospital, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
Principles and practices of management, administration and supervision, including budgeting and fiscal analysis; general hospital practices and procedures; advanced principles, methods, materials, equipment, techniques and terminology used in routine and specialized diagnostic radiographic and other procedures related to diagnostic imaging activities; theories of organizational structure and behavior; techniques for assessing work flow and output; theories and methods of diagnostic imaging quality control and quality improvement; accreditation and other standards related to the operation of hospital radiology facilities; radiology computer information and reporting systems.
Plan, organize and manage the technical activities of a hospital diagnostic imaging department; supervise, direct and evaluate the performance of staff doing radiology work; administer various business-related aspects of a diagnostic imaging department including budgeting and reimbursement activities; work effectively with hospital administrators, medical staff, co-workers and patients; work with complex equipment and utilize computer technology to maximize the efficiency and quality of radiology testing and reporting; issue oral and written directives of a technical nature; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; operate basic computer hardware and software; maintain an effective training program for students; direct the preparation and maintenance of statistical and financial records.
Mobility-Frequent standing long periods of time and sitting for long periods of time while operating a keyboard; Lifting-Occasional lifting of 30 pounds or less; Vision-Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Constant concentration and decision making; frequent public contact; occasional exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; occasional working alone and traveling; Special Requirements-May occasionally work weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Frequent risk of exposure to radiation; occasional risk of exposure to hazardous materials; occasional exposure to noise.