Imaging Coordinator

Summary:
Under general supervision of the Manager Medical Imaging for the CT Division assists in the direction of staff working the second shift with regards to process department flow procedures and other activities related to the department operations. Operates equipment associated with their specialty as well as other general department equipment. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the geriatric adult and adolescent patient. Fosters patient and family centered care and nursing services in accordance with the Lifespan and The Miriam Hospital�s mission vision values with consideration of the life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.

 

Responsibilities:
The Imaging Coordinator is expected to embrace Lifespan�s mission of �Delivering health with care� and successfully role model Lifespan�s values of Compassion Accountability Respect and Excellence as these guide our everyday actions with patients customers and one another.
Provides overall guidance direction and oversight for CT Radiology MRI Ultrasound and any other Diagnostic Imaging departments operating during the second shift. Ensures policy and practices are appropriately followed.
Serves as a resource person to resolve issues that might occur with nursing technologists patients hospital clinics or floors physicians etc. Provides follow-up to the appropriate manager.
Provides staffing and work assignments at the start of the shift assessed and modified during the shift as workloads fluctuate.
Operates as a resource for 1B when the hospital is surging. Provides information of the next days schedule to help guide decisions on usage of Prep and Hold bays.
Oversees staff breaks and ensures adequate department coverage and staff usage.
Assists with the patient flow and resource allocation for all departments to provide efficient throughput.
Assists with Environment of Care (EOC) rounding for all units and ensures that EOC standards are being met and followed.
Assure appropriate orientation for new personnel and non-regular 2nd shift staff.
Answers questions concerning department and hospital process for staff. Seeks assistance from DI manager or Nursing Supervisor when necessary.
Ensures safety and comfort of patient undergoing exams.
Performs TPESR audits on second shift staff and provides education to the staff when needed. Provides information to the department manager.
Performs MAK audits on all applicable staff and provides education to the staff when needed. Provides information to the department manager.
Can operate and navigate all pertinent IS software related to job functions such as PACS LifeChart Peoplesoft etc. Performs specialized non-routine computer functions as required.
Troubleshoots issues with PACS EPIC etc. for the staff and works with IT and Helpdesk as needed.
Performs quality control procedures such as merging unspecified exams monitoring unread exams etc. to ensure accurate and efficient exam processing.
Covers in area of specialty when the need arises. Covers job duties of other specialties and job functions as allowable and appropriate.
Inventories and orders department supplies as necessary. Assists with monitoring expiration dates of department supplies. Removes and disposes expired items.
Maintains quality assurance safety environment and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies procedures and objectives.
Operates as a conduit to the third shift staff and provides a smooth transfer of pertinent information.
Assists with equipment problems and malfunctions. Consults service engineer as needed. Arranges for necessary equipment maintenance adjustment or repairs by contracted services. Reports any issues to the appropriate department manager.
Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of assigned area.
Carries pager as required for quick accessibility.
Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Completion of at least two years of formal training in a school of Radiologic Technology or equivalent. Maintains a current license in the State of Rhode Island for their specialty.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span with consideration of aging processes human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the process.

EXPERIENCE:
Five years radiology experience preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Healthcare environment such as acute care hospitals physicians� offices and ancillary healthcare enterprises. Works with medical equipment and has direct patient contact. Any potential hazards are minimized by adherence to established safety procedures and precautions including use safety equipment and protective clothing.
Walks and stands intermittently throughout the shift. Subject to electrical and energy hazards. May lift and position patients and lift supplies up to 50 pounds.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the direction of staff department orientation training oversight and guidance as well as input on performance evaluations.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 2

 

Union: Non-Union


Work Schedule: 

Mon - Fri 3-11:30