Supervisory DRT (Chief Technologist) position is assigned to the Miami VA Healthcare System, Imaging Service at the Miami VA as well as its outlying facilities. The full responsibility for technical aspects and patient care functions within the General Radiography, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Interventional Radiology sections. The incumbent has direct supervisory responsibility over the supervisors in these sections, 100% of the time, and is accountable to the Chief of Radiology The Chief Technologist is responsible for the following duties, including but not limited to: * Responsible for the performance of the individuals within the Imaging Services. He/she recommends promotions, reassignments or other status changes of assigned personnel. Resolves informal complaints of employees. * The incumbent provides direction to personnel in managing their respective sections and offers advice and guidance in handling unique problems. * Ensures the monitoring of all activities within the radiology sections and takes appropriate action as required to insure their efficient and effective operation. * Advises employees of performance requirements and keeps them informed of their progress in meeting these requirements. Holds corrective interviews with employees regarding inadequate performance or conduct. * Participates in the management of human resources for the department including selection, promotion, performance appraisal, and award and promotion systems. * Provides written support and documentation for recommendations to Service Chief (Approving Officials) for final approval. * Ensures the monitoring of all activities within the radiology sections and takes appropriate action to assures their efficient and effective operation. Assures adequate technologist staffing for all sections on all shifts. * Regularly sets objectives for self, staff, and department in conjunction with service management, facility goals and budget. Monitors and evaluates objectives and redirects as necessary to meet established goals and deadlines. Meets regularly with Administrative Office and Service Chief to discuss objectives and goals. * Deals with the union representatives on matters involving action by an immediate supervisor. Implements provisions of personnel management programs where well established procedures exist such as EEO, career development plans, departmental policy and procedures, award and incentive programs, grievance procedures and safety practice * Directs the in-service training and radiological student programs; ensures staff maintains a high level of skill and meets at least the minimum level of continuing education required for certification and/or licensure. * Conducts monthly meetings with staff to exchange information, and discuss policy and procedure changes, safety and Medical Center issues. Diseminates written and oral instructions for non-routine and more complex assignments. * Performs evaluation of employees under his/her supervision. * Approves vacation and leave request while maintaining adequate staffing levels. * Is Prepared to handle substantial changes in workload demand including justifying changes in staffing levels, priorities and deadlines. * Coordinates the integration of the Imagining Service functions with other aspects of overall patient care, monitoring the activities within the diagnostic sections and takes appropiate action as required to ensure an efficient and effective operation. * Participates in the development/revision, implementation and communication of goals, policies, and standards for the department. * Works with Nursing Service and other clinical supervisors in addressing Imaging Service issues and to support maintenance of high quality patient care. * Direct and controls the purchase and inventory of radiological supplies * Other duties as assigned.
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