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 UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s 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.
•Uses the available business systems (RIS, PACS, etc) to measure quality and set goals for departmental quality improvement and safety.
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•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.
•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
•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.
•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
•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
•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
•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
•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 Department‘s 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.
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)
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