The Lead Technologist is accountable for the management and delivery of Diagnostic Imaging Services in the absence of the Technical Coordinator. This position will work in conjunction with the Technical Coordinator and Department Manager and shall be responsible for the management of medical radiographers and their personal and professional development, Quality Assurance and Quality Control of Diagnostic Radiology, and the maintenance of interdisciplinary collaborative relationships with Desert Regional Medical Center as a whole. This position shall be responsible for maintaining dosimetry records of all diagnostic imaging personnel which will include collecting old dosimetry badges, distribution of new dosimetry badges as well as proper notification of excessive personnel exposure to the proper authorities. The lead technologist shall be responsible for attending and reporting all dosimetry activity to the quarterly Radiation Safety Committee.
The lead technologist shall be responsible for helping in the management of personnel, participation in budget planning and control, assistance in process improvement, and help in overall supervision of the Diagnostic Imaging Department. The scope of practice not only includes diagnostic imaging but coordination of imaging services throughout the hospital as a whole to provide for both optimum patient care and responsible use of resources.
The lead technologist will assist in the management and continuous maintenance of staffing in human resources on a 24-hour basis. The lead technologist will help in the promotion of cooperation with other departments and participation in the overall maintenance of the organization. The lead technologist will maintain and utilize current knowledge of regulations and professional standards of imaging.
The lead technologist will participate in strategic planning for imaging services and help to develop and maintain interdisciplinary relationships between all levels of personnel in imaging as well as the institution as a whole. The lead technologist cooperates and participates in all aspects of delivery of imaging services and management with the Diagnostic Technical Coordinator and the Director of Diagnostic Imaging.
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DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
1) Properly establish / confirm patient identity, verify Physicians order and obtain relevant patient history. 2) Educate patient and explain procedure. 3) Transfer patient to table and position patient for exam to be preformed. 4) Continually monitor patient for safety and comfort, respect patient privacy. 5) Pratice proper technique selections, positioning and radiation safety to keep exposures ALARA. 6) Monitor all images for the highest possible quality. 7) Continually display professional communication skills and behavior toward all patients, family members and staff members. 8) Constantly display satisfactory working knowledge of all radiographic equipment and use equipment in appropriate and safe manner. 9) Be proficient with all department equipment and systems, Konica-Minolta, Cerner, PACS and QC workstation. 10) Document all relevant information appropriately into systems as required, ie: notes in Cerner and in the PACS systems. 11) Demonstrate clinical competence, initiative and professionalism at all times. 12) Adhere to all department and hospital policies, including, but not limited to: time and attendance, dress codes, Kronos, documentation of credintials and the use of image markers. 13) Transport patients and assist other modalities with transportation of patients when necessary. 14) Mentor other staff members and students by continually training and encouraging them to do and to be the best that they can. 15) Monitor radiation protection, film badges, and keep accurate records regarding exposures, as per department policy and State requirements. 16) Assist Technical Coordinator with workflow coordination and answering telephones and questions from staff and physicians.
Required: Graduate of an accredited two-year School of Radiologic Technology. One year Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology or a minimum of five (5) years experience as a Radiologic Technologist. ARRT registration required with current licensure in the State of California. Current American Heart Association BLS certification required (maintain current at all times). Effective communication tools both written and verbal to asses and to interact effectively with all levels of personnel including students, physicians, technologists, nurses, and all patients from the neonate to geriatric. Analytical and leadership abilities to identify opportunities for change and improvement with positive problem resolution.
Job: RAD TECH
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905040517
About Desert Regional Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.