The incumbent is assigned to the Radiology Section within the Specialty Care Service and directly supervised by the Associate Chief of Staff, Specialty Care Services. The Supervisory Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist (DRT) has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the radiology services at the Tuscaloosa VAMC. Incumbent is a working supervisor with Advanced DRT (ADRT) clinical and administrative duties. FUNCTIONS/SCOPE OF DUTIES The Supervisory ADRT is assigned 75% to supervisory/administrative responsibilities and 25% to professional care. This position is expected to be fully flexible in support of the needs of the facility and assignments may include both regular tour and off-tour responsibilities in providing routine and non-routine clinical care. The duties and responsibilities of the Supervisory ADRT include but are not limited to the following: Supervisory / Administrative (75%): Supervises ADRTs performing a wide variety of difficult radiologic exams (CT, MRI, Special Procedures, Mammography, Ultrasound, etc.) Provides first-line supervision for all clinical and support staff aligned to the Radiology department at the Tuscaloosa VAMC. Provides oversight to all radiology department operations and judges the effectiveness of the operation. Implements and adheres to all safety practices and policies for the department. Develops subordinate employee's performance plans and monitors and evaluates subordinate employee's performance Identifies continuing education and training needs for subordinate employees Recommends appointments, advancements, or, when appropriate, disciplinary actions. Sets and adjusts work priorities and ensures that work requirements are met. Directs the development and implementation of services and treatment to patients through the supervision, mentoring and oversight of assigned clinical staff. Works with assigned Radiologist(s) to make protocol changes to ensure optimal imagery is obtained. Ensures record keeping and safety processes are in place for the department. Develops and maintains daily, holiday rotation and on-call schedules, where required for the Radiology department. Determines staffing requirements based on past, present and future workload patterns and develops appropriate weekly/monthly schedules and assists in providing coverage when unexpected staff shortages occur. Coordinates employees' leave requests to maintain optimal staffing. Participates in training and evaluation of DRTs, utilizing formal orientation and evaluation programs. Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures/protocols with submittal and approval by qualified Radiologist(s). Ensures ADRT competencies are completed and maintained. Ensures that all mandatory educational training is completed by all staff and assists in department orientation for new ADRTs and/or support staff. Ensures adequate quantities of supplies for the Radiology department are available to meet workload demands through a systemized process of ordering, receipt and inventory control. Ensures that procedure rooms are stocked with necessary supplies at all times, with special attention to emergent equipment and supplies. Recommends methods and products to reduce cost and/or increase quality. Ensures that all safety regulations/practices are implemented and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Ensures proper documentation of accidents occurring to employees, patients or visitors. Reviews new developments in the field of Radiology and is alert to improve quality of exams utilizing the new techniques available to provide patients with the best possible scans for diagnostic purposes. Keeps communication lines open to ensure that the local, VISN, and VA goals and objectives are passed on to employees and keeps management informed of employee concerns. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday; 8am to 4:30pm Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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