Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs and manages the operation of Imaging Services Department; recommends, develops, implements and evaluates goals, objectives, policies, and procedures related to diagnostic imaging; provides staff support to higher level management. Organize, supervise and monitor the provision of the specialized clinical services, practices and procedures of the Diagnostic Imaging Department; ensure all applicable guidelines for accreditation, quality assurance and safe patient care are met. Participate in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities within the Diagnostic Imaging Department Act as liaison to Physicians group. Prepare cost estimates and justifications for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within the approved budget. Negotiate contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations for services within the Diagnostic Imaging Department; administer and monitor contracts. Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of organizations, including medical, nursing and clinical staff in throughout Tenet, County departments, other agencies and private health care providers. Answer questions and provide information to the public; enforce applicable clinical standards, codes and regulations as required. Provide staff assistance to higher level management on clinical issues within the area of specialization. Select, supervise, train and evaluate clinical, professional, technical and clerical subordinates. Organize available staff in such a way as to maximize quality patient care. Develop work schedules, on call assignments, and other methods of assuring adequate staff coverage; manage the scheduling of patients. Interpret and apply departmental administrative and personnel policies.
III. FUNCTIONAL EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Responsibilities and Expectations
The daily operation of the facility.
Serving, along with any committee appointed for the purpose, as a liaison between the Governing Board, the Medical Staff and all departments of the facility.
Reporting the pertinent activities concerning the facility to the Governing Board at regular intervals.
Appointing a person responsible for the facility in the absence of the Administrator.
Planning for the services provided by the facility and the operation of the facility.
Overall management of the Partnership as outlined in the Operating or Limited Partnership Agreement as applicable.
Lead discussion/presentation during Monthly Operations Review call with USPI's Home Office team
Ensure compliance with USPI's policy and procedures as related to internal controls
Develop, monitor and control the staffing needs, operations budget and capital budget.
Develop, monitor and control the purchasing plan to stay within the proposed budget and maintain compliance with group purchasing initiatives.
Ensure compliance with government regulatory agencies and accrediting bodies.
Negotiate and control all external contracts, such as those with physicians, ancillary services, plant maintenance, and purchasing agreements.
Establish pricing for procedures based on cost analysis and local market standards.
Foster positive work relationships among all departments of the facility and act as liaison between UPSI's Home Office and all staff at the facility.
Develop and ensure compliance with appropriate departmental policy and procedure manuals for use by the staff.
Closely monitor variations in the financial performance of the facility to avoid cash flow problems.
Hold at least monthly staff meeting outlining goals and priorities of the facility.
Manage exempt and non-exempt employees in accordance with the facility policies utilizing sound principles of practice and fairness.
Review employee performance as evaluated by their respective managers, ensuring that reviews occur as scheduled or at least annually for each employee.
Review and approve the disciplinary action and/or discharge of employees.
Evaluate management performance and other staff as designated.
Approve the addition or deletion of positions as well as approve applicants for employment in new or vacant positions.
Assure efficiency of staff levels through increases or reductions in the work force as necessitated by changes in case volume.
Implements a program of job based orientation, training, and ongoing evaluation for all employees.
Manage all employee files and records.
Provide educational opportunities for professional staff development. - Promote the implementation of positive customer relations by the employees and physicians.
Manage the clinical departments of central supply, medical records, and housekeeping, and supervise the services of radiology, and laundry.
Develop and implement a sales/marketing plan and lead the facility's sales team in accordance with USPI's Sales Plan and the business plan for the facility.
Identify and develop new services defined as appropriate for Imaging centers.
Foster positive public relations.
Develop, evaluate and promote implementation of a continuous quality improvement program.
Administer the infection control program and medical staff review of the quality improvement program.
Identify and correct quality care issues.
Develop statistical indicators to use in evaluating the overall operations and quality of care provided.
Serve as a member of the Quality Improvement Committee.
Medical Staff Relationships
Process the credentialing of practitioners of the facility.
Collaborate with the Medical Director and serve as a liaison in problem areas with the medical staff. - Promote positive relationships between employees and practitioners.
Develop a system whereby physician's needs and their patients' needs are defined in order to determine the proper mix of services and efficiencies.
Attend corporate administrative meetings representing the facility.
Act in accordance with the vision, mission, and business philosophy of the facility
Stay current in changes in the healthcare environment, such as reimbursement, legislative issues and business law, and act accordingly in the best interest of the corporation.
Personal Development and Professionalism
Identify areas that require additional reinforcement through education, consultation, or practicum.
Attend all mandatory in-services and meetings.
Follow the facility's professional conduct and dress code policy.
Maintain patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
Communicate effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians and their office staffs, patients, and employees.
Criteria for Evaluation
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
5 to 7 years related experience; healthcare industry experience required.
Certified Technician preferred, not required
Principles, practices, trends, and technological developments in the area of diagnostic imaging
Knowledge of Clinical practices, procedures, and techniques in the area of diagnostic imaging
Knowledge of Laws, regulations, accreditation standards and safety guidelines, related to diagnostic imaging services
Knowledge of principles of budget preparation and monitoring
Knowledge of principles of personnel training, supervision, and evaluation
Knowledge of principles of imaging methods and image/film management
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with diagnostic imaging
Experience with modern imaging equipment, including CT, MRI, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Mammogram, Nuclear Medicine
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and physics as applied to diagnostic imaging of the human body
Experience with the care and operation of diagnostic imaging equipment
Current computer software such as Microsoft Office, including email and calendar usage
USPI complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Experience administering single specialty imaging center
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