Reports to Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for directing the activities of department personnel engaged in operating radiology equipment to obtain radiographs, transporting patients to and from Medical Imaging area, developing radiographs and the like. In doing so, provides input into development of departmental policies and procedures, ensures all activities comply with Hospital and outside regulatory agency standards, and monitors supply levels, equipment maintenance and the like. Complies with measures/activities to assure that patient/customer satisfaction results are consistently maintained.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
1. Consistently supports and communicates the Mission , Vision and Values of St. Joseph Medical Center.
2. Follows the St. Joseph Medical Center Guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
3. Promotes a culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, proper reporting, documentation and prevention of medical errors in a non-punitive environment.
4. Coordinates and directs activities of subordinate personnel engaged in performing diagnostic radiologic, tomographic, mammographic, and sonographic procedures, processing radiologic film, transporting patients and the like.
5. Provides input into development of departmental policies and procedures, and assists in preparing budgets. Upon approval, implements and administers same, initiating corrective action as necessary
6. Interviews, hires, trains, evaluates the performance of and, when necessary, disciplines and discharges subordinate supervisory personnel. Assists subordinate supervisors in resolving complex Associate relations problems.
7. Gathers information on and investigates patient and associate incident reports. Prepares reports reflecting findings for appropriate Hospital departments and/or outside regulatory agency personnel.
8. Develops and, upon approval, oversees maintenance of departmental quality control program designed to ensure provision of high quality patient care.
9. Monitors supply levels and equipment maintenance. In doing so, orders necessary supplies, arranges for equipment repair and negotiates and monitors service contracts. Reviews new equipment and supplies, and recommends purchase of same to Supervisor.
10. Ensures departmental records and files are properly maintained, and directs preparation of reports and analyses reflecting departmental activities such as number of patients seen, equipment and supply usage, and the like. Prepare more complex reports and analyses as necessary.
11. Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships with various Hospital departments in order to gather and exchange information, obtain solutions to problems and improve services provided.
12. Periodically observes radiographers to assess technical competence and directs preparation of in-service educational materials designed to enhance radiographers’ expertise.
13. Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in general radiology and related special procedures by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending conferences seminars and the like.
14. Answers the telephone, giving factual information according to the nature of questions and with the guidelines of Hospital regulations.
15. Supportive of the compliance program set forth by IASIS Healthcare and demonstrated by:
a. Upholds the Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance.
b. Adheres to dealing appropriately and fairly with employee misconduct.
c. Enforces all compliance policies as they pertain to his/her area.
d. Provides and assures timely compliance education as requested by the Regional Compliance & Safety Officer and/or through corporate initiatives.
16. Sets an example to all staff in their daily activities.
17. Supports, reviews, and understands JCAHO’s compliance activities and expectations. Ensures
departmental compliance with JCAHO standards.
- Knowledge of diagnostic radiologic techniques, equipment operation and special procedures at a level normally acquired through completion of two years training at an approved School of Radiologic Technology.
- Approximately three to five years progressively more responsible related work experience necessary in order to gain technical competence in a variety of diagnostic procedures, to gain full understanding of radiologic policies, procedures and equipment maintenance in a hospital environment and to become familiar with Hospital and departmental quality assurance and quality control measures as well as Hospital and regulatory agency standards and regulations.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
- Graduate from an approved/accredited
- School of Radiologic Technology
- Bachelors required, Masters preferred
- Technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills relevant to area in order to effectively communicate with physicians, health team members, patients and families.
- Ability to prioritize work with minimal supervision, in order to independently carry out the duties of the position.
- Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Additional languages preferred.
- Basic computer knowledge.
IASIS Healthcare - 18 months ago
For 125 years St. Joseph Medical Center has provided an ever-increasing range of services to residents in the Greater Houston area. As the...