Lead Technologist Diagnostic Radiology
Mayfield Hts, OH
Job posting number: #7117201 (Ref:ccf17169033)
Posted: November 30, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
We are looking for a Lead Technologist to join our team of devoted caregivers within the Diagnostic Radiology position. Within this role, you will perform Radiology exams and Fluoroscopic procedures on patients of all ages. Caregivers in this position will maintain patient safety and assume lead technical responsibilities. Ideal candidates for this position are those who can work in a close-knit teambuilding environment. work well under minimal supervision, are organized and have strong multitasking and communication skills, have graduated from an approved school of Radiology Technology, and are currently a Registered Technologist through the ARRT.
Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.
- Under the direction of the Clinical Manager, supervises and coordinates work activities of assigned personnel.
- Schedules work assignments and prepares master schedule.
- May perform payroll time sheet for employees.
- Trains, counsels, disciplines, and evaluates performance of employees.
- Assists with interviewing applicants and recommends selection.
- Maintains procedure manual and communicates changes to staff.
- Assists with all policies and procedures required by local, state, or federal law.
- Assists with compliance or credentialing bodies (ACR, MQSA, Medicare, Medicaid, FDA, etc.).
- Assists with instrument calibration and records to ensure compliance with quality assurance requirements.
- Ensures and maintains quality control in regards to patient care and equipment usage.
- Ensures quality assurance tests are performed daily/weekly and all policies and procedures are adhered to.
- Provides technical direction with complex cases and problem solving.
- Schedules routine preventative maintenance on equipment to meet safety and regulatory standards.
- Instructs other area personnel in Radiation Protection, as needed, and ensures their safety.
- Performs general radiology, portable, and fluoroscopic procedures (GIs, GUs, pediatrics, arthrograms, spine center).
- Produces images of optimal quality for interpretation with accuracy and without delay.
- Maintains documentation requirements to ensure that all technical data is entered timely and accurately.
- Educates patients regarding procedures, equipment and exam to ensure understanding and cooperation.
- Ensure patients' comfort and safety during and after the exam. May assist with scheduling of patients as needed.
- Demonstrates the care and operation of Radiology equipment according to technical specifications and applications.
- Notifies management and takes proper action to address equipment malfunctions.
- Assists Radiologist with fluoroscopic, GU, GI, and pediatric procedures.
- Monitors all appointments scheduled for examinations; performs preliminary research on patient when preparations are not provided; determines priority of patients based on the daily schedules.
- Knowledgeable in acquiring, archiving, transmitting, and printing images via PACS, when applicable, knowledgeable in after hours transmission of images and appropriate paperwork - immediately reports any malfunctions to help desk and PACS Administrator.
- Knowledgeable in billing via RIS.
- Ensures exam rooms are adequately supplied with linen and related medical supplies.
- Participates in on-going training of technologists and students.
- Provides orientation of new employees and in-service education.
- Provides technical assistance to physicians, technologist and students.
- Reviews processed films/scans to determine quality and need for additional images.
- Continually strives to learn new technical information and skills through attendance of periodic in-service programs and participation in professional affiliation sessions.
- May be required to rotate through all diagnostic imaging modalities, sites and/or locations.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an AMA approved school of Radiologic Technology.
- Must be a Registered Technologist credentialed by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists R.T.(R) (ARRT), in good standing.
- Current state licensure (RL) required prior to employment.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Complexity of Work:
- Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
- Minimum 2 years recent modality experience.
- Ability to direct, evaluate and supervise others.
- Must be able to lift or assist with lifting patients of varying weight and manipulate equipment daily.
- Requires standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.