Manager of Diagnostic Imaging (#RH5200)
$48.56-$59.02 Hourly / $8,417.07-$10,230.13 Monthly / $101,004.80-$122,761.60 Yearly


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.

    CLASS: RH5200; EST: 11/16/1978; REV: 6/8/2005;