Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of the Imaging Services Department. Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from newborn to elderly. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Assures competency of all personnel. Assists in formulating the budget. Maintains efficient and effective department operation while requiring compliance with all Joint Commission, state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols. Clients served are predominately adults and geriatrics, but adolescents/pediatrics and neonate/infants will occasionally be treated.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Job Duties
Works with Hospital administration on planning, organizing and directing Imaging Services operations and ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
Makes daily rounds in Imaging Services to judge effectiveness of operation, utilization of personnel and supplies, and general ethical and professional atmosphere.
Secures and maintains the physical facilities, equipment and supplies which are required to carry out effective patient care and create an optimum physical environment.
Carries on continuous analysis, evaluation and audit of Imaging Services.
Initiates and actuates improved methods of imaging services and directs their implementation.
Prepares department budgets for personnel, operating expenses and capital equipment. Responsible for fiscal operation of the department.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff and administration.
Interacts professionally with patient/family. Consults other departments, as appropriate, to collaborate in patient care and performance improvement activities.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Ensures that the staff technicians are not allowed to perform independent fluoroscopic examinations.
Delegates authority and responsibility to the Imaging Services personnel.
Establishes and maintains standards of performance.
Directs and participates in the human resource management function for the department by coordinating the selection, promotion, orientation and performance appraisal processes.
Coordinates the departmentâ��s inservice training.
Promotes effective intradepartmental and interdepartmental relationships.
Initiates, interprets and enforces Imaging Services procedures and maintains and interprets hospital policies and procedures.
Cooperates in planning programs and safety and preparedness for fire and disaster.
Attends and participates on hospital committees, as appropriate.
Is responsible for the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement and CQI activities.
Provides staff education with an emphasis on the organizational performance quality improvement program.
Ensures that there is adequate storage for supplies and equipment. Films and supplies shall be stored in the Imaging Services area. No film shall be stored in the x-ray room itself. Barium and contrast material and the like may be placed in the cabinets.
Promotes and advances Hospital-community relationships and participates in community affairs.
Ensures preventive maintenance of equipment.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient, including pediatric, geriatric and general population
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO regulations.
Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
Wears identification while on duty.
Attends annual review and performs departmental inservices.
Works at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Attends committee, CQI and management meetings, as appropriate.
Resolves personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the grievance process as required.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety and infection control.
Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directive to personnel and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
High School graduate; BS degree preferred.
Graduate of accredited Imaging Program required. Bachelors or Master degree preferred.
5 years technical experience and 2 years management experience.
Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Certified by the State of Texas to practice and administer radiation.
Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA) preferred
Current BLS certification.
Some background in Imaging Services administration; experience such as Supervisor or Assistant Director of an Imaging Services department.
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
About Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Sunnyvale
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.