The Supervisory Technologist-MRI has the overall responsibility for the coordination and performance of the MRI section. He/she works closely with the technologists, radiologists, clinicians and clerical staff to assure optimum quality control, efficient coordination of activities, high quality diagnostic/therapeutic exam results, and patient satisfaction. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for highly qualified applicants. Employee is an operator of the super conductive Magnetic Resonance Imager (MRI), a highly complex computerized imaging device which employs the use of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to acquire images. Supports radiologist or other medical officers to produce imaging studies used to diagnose medical conditions. The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: -The Supervisory DRT, MRI, is the first line supervisor to the GS-647-9 DRT, MRI staff technologists and the GS-640-05 Health Technicians assigned to the MRI section of the Imaging Service. Provides technical oversight of personnel and workload to provide optimal patient care daily. -Determines staffing requirements based on past, present, and future workload patterns and develops the weekly/monthly schedules. Organizes staff work assignments, including lunch and break rotations. -Reports employee absences and tardiness to the Chief Technologist or next level Supervisor. -Performs conflict resolution and problem solving with staff. -Recommends the reassignment of techs if necessary, because of call-ins or increased/decreased workload. -Submits monthly/weekly/daily contractor staffing requests as needed. -Coordinates and approves leave requests and vacation schedules, to maintain optimal staffing levels. -Analyzes and uses data effectively to manage workload, quality, performance and productivity of staff. -Handles staff complaints and disciplinary actions and performs annual performance appraisals for subordinates. -The incumbent uses computer programs with competence and establishes and monitors quality control programs. Maintains operations log, maintenance and service reports. Maintains files on computer data, and technical parameters of each examination. -The incumbent assists the Assistant Chief Technologist & Chief Technologist in formulating and implementing administrative and operational policies and procedures for the Imaging Service in general and specifically for their areas of responsibility in the MRI section. -Analyzes organizational, technical and administrative problems and develops and implements solutions that result in efficient section operation. -Trains new technologists, including contract staff, in the operation of equipment, department and hospital polices. Recommends, coordinates and evaluates new or modified procedures/protocols. Instruct other technologists on specialized tasks and new/modified procedures and policies. - The incumbent maintains archives of recording media and film files. Coordinates daily schedule and consults with hospital physicians, clinical and administrative personnel pertaining to the next day and future day's availability for patient examinations. Maintains inventory of lab, medical, and computer supplies and initiates procedures to replenish stock and to receive stock supplies. - When operating the MRI, the incumbent performs or monitors safety checks on patients, employees and visitors to comply with FDA safety standards regarding ferrous objects and cardiac pacemakers prior to those persons entering the environment of the five (5) Gauss magnetic field. Assists in preparation of manuals and assists in devising modifying procedures as necessary. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (7:30am - 4:00pm). Must be able to take on-call and work holidays/weekends as needed Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Incentive authorized for highly qualified applicants Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 599832200
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