The Supervisor of the General Diagnostic Section, Little Rock has overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the technical, and clerical operations of Diagnostic Radiology, and Radiology services at all CAVHS operated Community Based Outpatient Clinics. They work closely with the technologists, radiologists, clinicians, and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic exam results, and patient satisfaction. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS. KSAs MUST BE DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR RESUME. PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT AND REFER BACK TO IT OFTEN WHEN WRITING YOUR RESUME. Duties include but are not limited to: Responsible for orientation and training of staff. Trains new technologists in the performance of procedures specific to that modality and organizational practices of the unit. Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures and instructs staff on specialized tasks and new/modified procedures and policies. Participates in the education of staff through departmental in-services. Ensures the completion by staff of all facility required education. Responsible for the evaluation, communication and completion of Competency checklists and Performance Appraisal process under the direction of the Chief Technologist. Develops formal orientation, training, and evaluation programs. Communicates and documents informal and formal counseling, corrective actions and performance improvements plans according to established policy. Determines staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns and develops the weekly/monthly schedules. Organizes staff work assignments, including lunch and break rotations. Reports absences and tardiness to Chief Technologist. Directs reassignment of technologists when necessary because of call-ins or increased/decreased workload. Coordinates leave requests i.e. vacation schedules, to maintain optimal staffing levels. Coordinates with affiliate program to provide supervision and training for student technologists. Develops and coordinates the appointment schedules in a manner so as to optimize times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. Monitors and reports the wait times for requests to be scheduled and assures compliance to hospital mandated appointment processes by the clerical staff. Coordinates with the Radiologist to accomplish emergency procedures. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient. Ensures that adequate quantities of supplies are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control. Assures that general diagnostic procedure rooms are stocked with necessary supplies at all times with special attention to emergent equipment and supplies. Evaluates new product used by Diagnostic Radiology and makes recommendations. Meets with vendor representatives in reviewing supplies and equipment resources to provide competitive and beneficial purchases incorporating sound business practices. Adheres to CAVHS policy concerning purchases and commitments. Participates in planning of renovation and construction within the areas of responsibility. Confers with engineers during process to ensure needs of the service are met. The Supervisor is responsible for quality assurance of examinations performed in the unit. Confers with the radiologist on any areas of concern and determines requirement of nonstandard exams. Ensures radiographic positioning, and technique are in compliance with established guidelines and provide quality imaging examination for interpretation. Recognizes abnormal findings and notifies the Radiologist of images requiring their immediate attention. Continually reviews new developments in the field of radiography. Works with the radiologist as a member of the radiographic team. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists and the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert for the patient's condition. Equipment Maintenance/Repair: Coordinates the repair and installation of all general diagnostic equipment. Serves as the liaison between Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and repair contractors. Assist service engineers in troubleshooting problems. Monitors work performance by contractors and in-house service repairs assuring satisfactory completeness. Recommends equipment improvements, repairs, upgrades, etc. Participates in developing specifications for new equipment requests. Responsible for assuring competency of technologists in the operation of imaging equipment. Ensures that staff are proficient in general operation and maintenance of computers, disk drives, consoles, monitors, imaging and archival devices; computer data and archival media. Responsible for the Quality Assurance program in Diagnostic Radiology. Coordinates and reviews activities with Chief Technologist and takes corrective action when indicated. Responsible to ensure that staff adhere to all policies and procedures in the performance of duties, and that documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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