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Assistant Director Diagnostic Imaging Services
at Kaiser Permanente
• Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.
• Assists the Diagnostic Imaging Services Director in meeting the clinical needs of physicians, staff and members, as well as developing a strategy to integrate diagnostic imaging services.
• Manages the daily operations of assigned areas, or assists the Director in managing daily operations of a small department by maintaining appropriate schedules (both staffing and patient), and monitoring performance improvement, safety, quality and regulatory standards.
• Participates in the planning of major facilities construction/renovation projects to ensure the safe and effective placement of imaging equipment and efficiency of operations.
• Ensures equipment and procedures are safe, functional, and capable of meeting the diagnostic needs of the medical staff in a timely manner.
• Develops and monitors payroll and non-payroll budgets for the assigned areas.
• Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and implements appropriate actions, policies and procedures.
• Manages union supervisors and staff and resolves human resources, labor relations, employee and safety issues.
• Selects and trains technical and administrative imaging staff.
• Monitors staff performance and participates with the Chief and Director in the development of competencies, performance standards and imaging protocols/standards.
• Develops and implements a plan for equipment procurement, maintenance and replacement.
• Keeps abreast of new developments in diagnostic imaging technology and makes recommendations on the acquisition and implementation of new technology.
• Accountable for adherence to state and federal rules and regulations on safety and quality assurance.
• Ensures compliance with TJC, MQSA, federal, state and local agencies.
• Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.
• Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience as a staff technologist in a diagnostic imaging modality.
• Bachelor's degree in radiologic technology or other imaging discipline, health care, business or health services administration OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.
• High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
• Certification as Radiologic Technologist (CRT), Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) required.
• Supervisory or leadership experience within three (3) years of hire date in diagnostic imaging operations in a full service ambulatory or medical center diagnostic imaging department.
• Demonstrated strong communication skills, labor relations and human relations skills essential.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory standards required.
• Computer and standard software package skills required.
• Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
• Working knowledge and experience in a high volume imaging department preferred.
• Experience managing in a union environment strongly preferred.
• This position will oversee MRI, Cat scan and Interventional Radiology.