Performs breast imaging studies under the direct of a Breast Imaging Radiologist.Supervises Breast Imaging technologists in their daily performance of such imaging studies as well as Breast Nurse Coordinator and clerical support, when assigned. Reviews and prioritizes ordered imaging studies working with radiologists, other imaging sections within Radiology, and other hospital departments to ensure effective utilization of personnel and equipment. Reviews image quality of breast imaging technologists and provides counseling on how to improve image quality. Develops and maintains weekly staff work schedules for technologists and other staff, when applicable. Administers annual performance evaluations on subordinates staff members and prepares/administers necessary paperwork to address progressive counseling situations.Maintain Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and American College of Radiology (ACR) regulatory requirements.
*Performs breast imaging studies by selecting specific software parameters that will consistently produce a quality image for use by radiologists in their interpretation activities.
*Prioritizes breast imaging studies and assigns this work to appropriate subordinate staff members.
*Coordinates radiology's workload with radiologist, members from other sections of Radiology, and departments outside of Radiology to ensure effective utilization of personnel and equipment.
*As a supervisor in Breast Imaging, develops work schedules of his/her direct reports. Interviews new candidates for Breast Imaging technologist positions, intermittent positions, and other support staff, when applicable.
*Effectively interacts with Denver Health's PACS system through compliance with data entry, image post-processing, image archiving tasks, image quality assurance, and other related user interface activities.
*Scans all relevant clinical information into the PACS, on a per case basis, assigns prioritization box for the radiologists' work lists, and then transmits current (and comparison images, when applicable) to the PACS.
*Conducts annual performance reviews of Breast Imaging technologists and other support staff, who serve as direct reports. All performance reviews must be completed three weeks prior to due date.
*Reviews PACS Quality Control (PACS QC) reports related to quality assurance as well as Safety Intelligence (SI) reports. Counsels radiologic technologists who are responsible for PACS QC incidents in terms of how to perform high quality images, use appropriate identifiers, and conform to relevant imaging protocols. In addition, investigates all reported SI incidents and submits results of these investigations to Imaging Manager for input into Denver Health's SI reporting system.
*Use Epic to input patient examination data and to place patient orders, when appropriate.
*Performs QC/QA processes daily on digital equipment. Phantom image test must be performed weekly.
*Performs monthly one-on-one sessions with Breast Imaging technologists and other support staff, serving as direct reports to discuss daily activities of these individuals, identify potential problem issues with regard to the delivery of care, and opportunities to enhance patient satisfaction. On a quarterly basis, assesses direct reports on knowledge and application of AIDET principles.
*Ensures patient safety, comfort, and personal dignity by following appropriate patient care guidelines to include use of 2 patient identifiers. Transports patients to and from the Department of Radiology, as needed, to prevent patient flow delays.
*Meets with Imaging Manager and/or Administrative Director of Radiology on a regular basis to assess potential budget variances (positive and negatives). Primary budget goal of supervisor is to utilize staff such that labor costs remain at or under budget on a monthly basis.
*Notates within the appropriate electronic/hardcopy document, as necessary, all pertinent patient information to comply with patient screening, ordering, charting, and medical record requirements (e.g., Epic's "Ticket to Ride" electronic handoff document, Radiology's hardcopy pregnancy questionnaire).
*Oversees the maintenance of department inventory by directing staff to order, stock, and perform inventory checks on those medical supplies utilized when performing general radiographic examinations.
*Oversees maintenance of Breast Imaging imaging equipment by ensuring that scheduled preventative maintenance activities are performed. Contacts service personnel and notifies Radiology's senior management staff of equipment malfunctions.
*Maintains a clean and orderly working environment through directing staff to wipe down examination tables, change linens, stock supplies, and wash/disinfect general radiographic equipment.
*Attends and participates in departmental huddles, general intradepartmental meetings, and Radiology's inservices.
*Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
*Skill in exercising initiative, judgment and decision-making in solving problems and meeting organizational objectives.
*Knowledge of supervisory theory and methods sufficient to be able to perform a variety of supervisory functions.
*Knowledge in how to operate general radiographic/fluoroscopic equipment and related technology.
*Competency in the performance of IR imaging studies.
*Knowledge of how to address age-specific care needs of patients.
*Effective interpersonal skill sets that lead to productive communications and collaborations.
*Competency in interpreting physician order requests for IR imaging studies.
*Ability to exercise prudent judgment in selecting and configuring equipment settings to compensate for patient physiologic variances. Ability to consistently produce quality images of various anatomical structures
*General knowledge of computer, required.
*MS Office, preferred.
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
Three (3) years of professional work experience in the role as a radiologic and/or Breast Imaging technologist, required * Supervisory experience preferred.
Registered radiologic technologist with American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). * Advanced certification in Mammography and Breast Ultrasound with the ARRT. * Current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider/ CPR.
Location Main Campus - Pavilion A
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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