The Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist position develops and maintains protocol manuals for procedures performed in the section and is responsible for implementation and adherence to all safety practices and policies for the section. The incumbent directs the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the supervision, mentoring, and oversight of assigned clinical staff. E Oversees daily workflow of the technical staff to ensure efficiency as well as identify problems in accuracy and quality and takes corrective action as necessary. Determines staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns. Organizes staff work assignments, including lunch and break rotations. Assigns technologist duties according to staffing levels and workload. Coordinates leave requests and vacation schedules to maintain optimal staffing levels. The supervisory technologist is responsible for and is given authority to ensure the operation of a fully functional and continuously updated service, through planning, directing, and controlling activities and functions of the clerical and technical personnel, x-ray equipment, and supplies to meet the needs of the patients and medical staff of this medical center. Supervisory technologist is responsible for maintaining the fund control for the radiology section. Monitors the cost per imaging test, compares that cost with the costs of other VISN facilities as well as the national level. Strives to keep our costs equal to or better than the national costs pretest Trains new technologists in general radiography/fluoroscopy, computed tomography, and other areas within his/her technical scope. Develops formal orientation, training, and evaluation programs as needed and participates in the evaluation of new employees. Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures/protocols. Instructs other technologists on specialized tasks and new/modified procedures and policies. Supervises technologists with grade levels of GS-10 and below. Instructs employees in specific job tasks and techniques. Ensures the availability of written standard operating procedures (SOP's) technologist workload expectations, written instructions to include establishing technical competencies that are assessed annually for each technologist Performance expectations are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Incumbent observes workers performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary. Provides advice and counsel to workers related to work and administrative matters. Effects disciplinary measures as appropriate to the authority delegated in this area. Reviews and approves or disapproves leave requests. Assures that subordinates are trained and fully comply with the provisions of the safety regulations. Actively works with the PACS Administrator/QM technologist to oversee all equipment quality management issues including vendor recommended quality control recommendations, equipment malfunctions, and repeat analysis processes. Participates in developing specifications for new equipment requests and service contracts. Provides supervision and teaching of clinical radiology for students in the medical center's Radiology Technology School, attending the required clinical instructors' meetings of our affiliated schools. Supervises all aspects of the quality assurance/risk management functions of radiology and monitors compliance with all requirements of these programs as well as compliance with NHPP/NCR and OSHA regulations. Quality Assurance is monitored for the systematic and ongoing collection and objective assessment of data relating to direct patient care. This information must be evaluated on criteria and is objective and measurable. This position is responsible for preparation and content of JCAHO reports. Responsible for developing a quality assurance plan for the radiology department that meets· the JCAHO standards for peer review for both divisions. Adheres to basic principles of radiation safety in regard to the protection of the patient and operator personnel. Incumbent must be knowledgeable about, adhere to, and instruct subordinates on the established infection control policies and procedures. He/she is responsible for insuring proper cleaning or decontamination of the equipment and environment as necessary. He/she is responsible for the proper changing of the linens and using aseptic techniques after each patient procedure. This Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist position is located in Diagnostic Imaging Service and is not a bargaining unit position. Work schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center. The work schedule will typically be Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available Functional Statement: 000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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