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 neonate to geriatric. 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 JCAHO, state, federal and local regulatory laws, standards and protocols.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
High school graduate; AS good; BS degree preferred Graduation from an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained
Current membership and active participation in AHRA preferred Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
At least five (5) active years in a department with diagnostic and/or special procedures experience Strong computer knowledge necessary
LICENSES & CERTIFICATION:
Registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or other governing certification body
CRA (Certified Radiology Administrator) is strongly recommended Current BCLS certification
This position reports directly to the CHRO
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 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
Ensures that the staff technologists 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 department’s in-service 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. All supplies shall be stored in the Imaging Services area. 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 neonate, pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and general population
Maintains standards of professional society procedures and ethical behavior.
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times
Reports to work on time and as scheduled
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO regulations related to the Imaging Services Department and, as appropriate, to the facility
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, and safety and infection control
Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directives to personnel and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner
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
Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean
Completes annual educational requirements
Wears identification while on duty
Some background in Imaging Services administration; experience such as Supervisor or Assistant Director of an Imaging Services department
Henry County Medical Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
About Henry County Medical Center
HCMC is a progressive, integrated health care organization committed to serving the health care needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.
Comprised of a 142-bed hospital, the 136-bed Henry County Healthcare Center (providing residential care and the Plumley Rehabilitation Unit), an Emergency Medical Service, an off-site Center for Wellness & Rehabilitation and a Home Health and Hospice service, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services as well as inpatient care, and serves Henry and the surrounding counties. The Cancer Care Center of Henry County offers outpatient radiation and chemotherapy. The Henry County Diagnostic Center, a 10,000 sq foot facility connected to the hospital includes mammography, bone densitometry, ultrasound, MRI, cat scan, diagnostic imaging, lab and pre admission testing. It has also been recognized as an ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, the first in the State of Tennessee.
Located in Paris, Tenn., the medical center provides affordable, high-quality, patient-centered care that respects the privacy, needs and dignity of each individual, regardless of their ability to pay.
HCMC is a county-owned and operated, nonprofit institution affiliated with the Tennessee Hospital Association.