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IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - SUPERVISOR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - SUPERVISOR

Req #: 173135
Department: UWMC RADIOLOGY
Posting Date: 11/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $7,769 - $11,118 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC RADIOLOGY has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST - SUPERVISOR.

With delegated authority, the Imaging Technologist Supervisor is responsible for supervising the technologists and/or other assigned staff and directing and performing work functions for Radiology. Acts as assistant to departmental Administration. Responsible for successful daily operations of the CT department within the guidelines set by UWMC Radiology, UWMC and UW Medicine.  Interviews and recommends selection of applicants for hire; plans and conducts training, develops/updates training and on-boarding materials; assigns schedules for work and breaks based on the needs of our patients and volumes; acts upon leave requests; conducts annual performance evaluations and recommends corrective action as necessary. Prepares, maintains, and updates policies and procedures to ensure accuracy and reference tools for staff.  Demonstrates service excellence standard, monitor staff for those standards and provides corrective instruction and/or personnel actions. Responsible for assuring that all technologists reporting to this position are capable of safely performing all aspects of examinations. Responsible for ACR accreditation of the CT Department.

The CT Imaging Technologist is able to independently produce high quality CT images. Competent in the use of all CT equipment. Follows all outlined safety protocols while ensuring patient comfort and confidentiality. Assists the Radiologist and other physicians with a wide range of procedures. Competent in the use of all relevant computer systems.

Serving Patients & Family:

Shows commitment to model and deliver exceptional service excellence to every patient, every time.
Requesting help or assistance, as appropriate, to ensure the highest degree of patient care, safety and service.
Uses the Patient Satisfaction data to evaluate patient needs and opportunities for staff to improve patient care and identified service issues.
Demonstrate effective teamwork by understanding the work of your unit and department, and work together efficiently and effectively toward a common goal of patient and family service excellence.

Quality:

Uses the available business systems (RIS, PACS, etc) to measure quality and set goals for departmental quality improvement and safety.

Employer of Choice:

Follows hiring process guidelines to include peer interviews, on boarding process and 30/60/90 day post hire interviews.
Establish and maintain an atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect for fellow staff by demonstrating active listening skills and effective problem solving techniques. Listening with an open mind and respond respectfully to staff questions, concerns or issues. Responding quickly where possible to clear requests and follow-up while maintaining strict confidentiality.
Completes staff rounding and recognizes & rewards great team work and individual performance.

Fiscal Responsibility:

Uses staff efficiently (staffing plans) supported by data on patient demand and work load. Uses good judgment and proactive planning to minimize overtime.
Responsible for the operation of the department within the approved budget.
Looks for ways to improve efficiency, add value to our patients and systems. Carefully monitors and controls costs where possible.
Completing responsibilities within designated or scheduled timeframes

Leadership/Supervisory:

Solves daily issues such as equipment problems, staff assignments, and physician/ staff questions or concerns.
Regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of fellow technologist, students and support staff.
Is proactive with staff, looks for issues and potential problems.  Engages the appropriate Corrective Action process.
Demonstrates good communication skills between staff, administration, and faculty. Constructively surface and deal with conflict in respectful and productive ways, clearly articulating feelings, needs, wants, goals and problems that relate to performance and productivity.  Use active listening and being fully engaged in the conversation so that issues are understood prior to taking action. Surfacing issues related to performance and productivity as they arise or as soon as possible to ensure high patient and staff satisfaction.
Creates an environment of staff accountability where staff consistently complete assigned task on time, taking responsibility to keep patients and families informed and work to minimize delays in processes, exam schedule, procedures and service delivery.
Conduct s regular staff meetings.  Uses this time to share, listen and identify key issues for staff.  Tracks these issues and provides feedback whenever possible.
Perform all duties of your staff.

EQUIPMENT:

Demonstrates knowledge of modern CT systems
Demonstrates the ability to set up and modify protocols while scanning
Follows department guidelines for monitoring dose on the CT scanner
Able to perform daily calibrations on CT systems
Demonstrates the ability to set up and monitor the auto injector
Able to operate the istat analyzer
Able to do basic  post processing on the workstation
Demonstrates knowledge of  Cardiac gating system
Able to triage inpatient and add on requests

IT/COMPUTER SYSTEMS/IMAGE MANAGEMENT:

Schedules, begins, completes, and cancels exams in RIS as indicated
Knowledge of RIS and PACS to perform daily duties
Follows department guidelines for documenting dose in RIS and Dose Watch(If applicable)
Documents any contrast or medications used during imaging in RIS
Verifies all images sent to PACS
Reconciles any unspecified images in PACS and manages exceptions in RIS
Documents any QA issues, protocol changes, or delays in care into the appropriate notes section in RIS
Able to merge exams in PACS
Demonstrates knowledge in EPIC and ORCA
Demonstrates knowledge of white board (If applicable)
Ensure that all exams are billed properly
Knowledge of all charges for contrast, exams, and other billable items

IMAGING/PATIENT CARE:

Examines all orders for accuracy in determining if signs and symptoms match exam ordered and follows departmental protocols.  Clarifies orders with ordering physician if necessary
Explains study to the patient, appropriately questions patient for exam to be performed, instructs, and assists patients in proper positioning for the examination
Selects equipment and settings to optimize the image for diagnostic purposes as described by UWMC protocol
Exercises independent judgment and is able to tailor examination relative to patients clinical presentation and pathophysiological state  
Appropriately monitors and communicates with the patient during exam and is able to assess patient pain and notify proper personnel for intervention if necessary    
Practices proper room set-up and clean-up for all procedures
Evaluates images for technical quality and accurate positioning
Independently performs and evaluate both clinical and research examinations
Completes all examinations assigned in an efficient and timely manner without reduction in exam quality   
Performs work accurately and quickly even during peak workloads and maintains an acceptable volume of examinations as described by department policies
Able to triage emergent patients into daily schedule
Able to set up sterile tray    
Able to assist Radiologist during CT guided procedure
Able to perform  all duties in the daily rotation schedule
Coordinates inpatient and outpatient flow

SAFETY:

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health errors
Performs all quality control checks as prescribed and contacts the appropriate staff in the event of a system or equipment malfunction
Follows all departmental policies regarding radiation safety and shielding patients
Chooses and correctly labels all contrast and medications under the direction of the Radiologist
Screens all patients for contrast contraindications prior to exam.  Appropriately  questions patient regarding history, allergies, and pregnancy
Uses markers for all imaging
Follows department protocols for all imaging studies
Know basic CPR to assist in patient care
Initiates and participates in all Final Verification/Time Out with all staff members present for any invasive procedures
Is competent in venipuncture
Able to asses IV access to determine CT compatibility according to IV policy

CONTRAST:

Knowledge of all contrast precautions
Recognizes signs of contrast reactions and inform appropriate personnel
Properly draws up contrast per radiologist direction
Properly adjust dose contrast to according to weight
Responds appropriately to a contrast reaction or extravasation

OTHER:

Orient, educates, and provides a positive learning environment for students, trainees, technologists, residents, and fellows
Completes annual educational requirements
Maintains required certifications
BLS CPR trained
Helps others when necessary
Consistently performs good work flow management
Consistently communicate effectively with staff and patients
Demonstrates knowledge of and ability to independently use KRONOS timekeeping system and follows the Departments guidelines
Performs other related duties as assigned.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Minimum Qualifications:

Satisfactory completion of a formal radiologic technology training program in an AMA approved school; registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) AND registered or registry-eligible in an equivalent specialty area

One year of experience performing the work of an Imaging Technologist Lead in the relevant specialty service area(s)

OR

Equivalent education/experience.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-12

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