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Job ID: 66817
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Facility/Division: Pardee UNC Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
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The Lead Technologist is responsible for the daily operation of the Imaging Section. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating patient scheduling and daily work assignments, and serves as a resource for the imaging technologists in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The Lead Technologist suggests changes in procedures, policies, and quality improvement, as well as coordinates training and development of the Imaging Technologists, keeping them advised of technological changes. The incumbent identifies cost savings, and assures that technical operations stay within the targeted budget.
The Lead Technologist may be assigned to work in a variety of Imaging locations The incumbent independently performs procedures on adults, geriatric patients, adolescents, and pediatric age groups and performs patient assessment within the scope of practice. The procedures are performed in the various Radiology Imaging locations, The Imaging Lead Technologist works collaboratively with staff to prioritize and organize schedules and to triage routine and emergent procedures. The Lead Technologist coordinates and actively participates in the training of other Imaging Technologists. The incumbent assists with interviews, provides input for annual performance appraisals, evaluates students, and coordinates holiday and call coverage. The Lead Technologist monitors equipment and provides basic maintenance as required.
1. Schedules and triages procedures based on priority level and skills needed.
2. Assures the smooth flow of section activities, recognizing when other staff members need assistance or other resources.
3. Provides expertise in decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, and section operations.
4. Acts as a point of contact and resource for hospital staff, physicians, patients and their families.
5. Updates imaging guidelines and disseminates protocol changes to staff.
6. Monitors daily attendance and processes time records.
7. Develops and maintains schedules.
8. Monitors equipment and coordinates repairs.
9. Coordinates and participates in the training of new employees and staff.
10. Monitors supplies and equipment inventories.
11. Coordinates reconciliation of patient charges.
12. Contributes to decision making for hiring and performance evaluation of imaging employees.
13. Participates in the quality assurance program for the section.
14. Develops and expands staff members imaging skills.
15. Assists with the development and implementation of imaging protocols.
16. Reviews and develops patient education material.
17. Instructs and provides guidance for affiliate imaging training program students.
18. Prioritizes tasks and duties of all other staff in the section.
19. Provides suggestions and recommendations regarding supplies and equipment.
20. Assists with collection and data analysis.
21. Assists with special projects and other administrative duties as assigned.
Direct Patient Care
The Imaging Lead Technologist is competent in performing all general and advanced level imaging and performs patient assessment within the scope of practice. The incumbent combines clinical staffing assignments with the various team lead roles and responsibilities. The incumbent may also be removed from staffing assignments to perform assigned duties as necessary.
1. Checks the order for complete information, proper exam and/or procedure and schedules as needed.
2. Sets up the imaging room to coincide with the examination being performed to include the use of proper isolation precautions when needed.
3. Explains all studies to patients prior to the exam in a caring manner, provides resources to patients and family members about the exam and refers them, if appropriate, to the physician or clinic personnel
4. Sets up trays, prepares contrasts and assists physicians in performing procedures.
5. Safely transfers patient to and from carts, beds and wheelchairs.
6. Positions the patient, ensuring patient comfort and modesty.
7. Accurately critiques images to determine if they are of diagnostic quality and adjusts factors if an image needs to be repeated.
8. Start and maintaining intravenous (IV) access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.
9. Checks the order for complete information, proper exam and/or procedure and schedules as needed.
10. Sets up the imaging room to coincide with the examination being performed to include the use of proper isolation precautions when needed.
11. Explains all studies to patients prior to the exam in a caring manner, provides resources to patients and family members about the exam and refers them, if appropriate, to the physician or clinic personnel
12. Sets up trays, prepares contrasts and assists physicians in performing procedures.
13. Safely transfers patient to and from carts, beds and wheelchairs.
14. Positions the patient, ensuring patient comfort and modesty.
15. Accurately critiques images to determine if they are of diagnostic quality and adjusts factors if an image needs to be repeated.
16. Starting and maintaining intravenous (IV) access as prescribed by a licensed independent practitioner.
Responsibilities Supporting Patient Care
1. Performs patient assessment and screening within the scope of practice.
2. Enters charges for procedures and associated supplies.
3. Meets the daily goals of the work group by prioritizing workflow.
4. Uses a variety of imaging equipment and understands the capabilities and limitations of each piece of equipment.
5. Uses the PACS and maintains an expertise in data and image transfer.
6. Enters information into Epic.
7. Notifies Supervisor or Manager when equipment malfunctions and notifies the appropriate vendor.
8. Cleans, disinfects, and inspects equipment.
9. Checks the status of the imaging equipment to ensure device is in proper operating condition.
10. Performs Quality Assurance testing to ensure proper calibration and optimal performance of equipment.
1. Other duties as assigned.
2. Maintains licensure, certifications and ongoing CEUs for professional development on a timely basis.
Minimum Graduate of a School of Radiologic Technology Preferred Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
Minimum Two (2) years clinical experience CERTIFICATION
Legal Employer: Pardee - HCHC
Entity: Pardee UNC Health Care
Organization Unit: MRI
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Hendersonville
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
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