Oneida, NY
Full-time


Oneida Health is an independent 101-bed acute care community hospital and a 160-bed extended-care facility (ECF) and short-term rehab facility licensed by the State of New York and operated by Oneida Health Systems, Inc., a New York not-for-profit corporation. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

We are proud to share that we have recognized for several national awards based upon safety of care as well as the patient experience of care. The first recognition is provided by The Leapfrog Group, a nationally recognized non-profit organization who reviews 30 patient quality and safety measures and assigns a letter grade to over 2,600 hospitals nationally based upon outcomes. The fall 2019 letter grade for OHC is a “B.”, our eighth consecutive “A” or “B”. Our hospital was also awarded 4 Stars for Patient Experience.

The second recognition is for the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient safety and is 1 of only 16 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019. The third recognition is for the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Our hospital is among the top 10% nationally for patient experience and is 1 of only 8 hospitals in New York to receive this award for 2019…with Oneida Health as the only hospital in New York State to receive both awards for 2019! We are also very proud of our CMS 4-Star overall rating for patient experience and CMS 5-Star for quality measures.

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Position Summary

Provides radiology services by directing and coordinating the services of radiology and diagnostic imaging procedures. Oversees staff in operation of imaging equipment. Accomplishes radiology human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees. Communicates job expectations; plans, monitors, appraises job contributions adhering to policies and procedures. Implements production, productivity, quality, and patient-service standards; resolves problems; identifies system improvements. Helps supports patient care by resolving radiology issues with physicians, radiologists, radiology technologists, and ancillary staff; improving and maintaining quality assurance program for department functions. Improves quality results by evaluating accuracy and quality of images; providing technical assistance; implementing new techniques, equipment, and procedures. Ensures adherence to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations (JCHO) standards

This individual will act as a liaison in digital imaging initiatives within the department and other departments. Responsible for day-to-day operation of PACS equipment including image workflow, archiving, auto routing, and pre fetching and other related activities. Works closely with unit operations managers to ensure timely and complete capture of DICOM digital image data into the PACS system as well as network transmission, RIS validation, and exceptions handling

Primary Responsibilities

PACS Administrator:

  • Perform system administration duties of the medical images management system, PACS, and the radiology information system (RIS).
  • Assist in image workflow and database integrity for radiology staff and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain knowledge of PACS and RIS advances and recommend upgrades to the system
  • Test upgrades, maintain, and monitor the Medical Image System and Picture Archive System databases
  • Works with IT department for upgrades and troubleshooting
  • Involved with all upgrades of the system and works closely with the Radiologist to ensure they have the necessary tools to perform their job

Radiology Supervisor:

  • Manages and takes care of day-to-day operations of the section in conjunction with the Radiology Manager.
  • Supervises, organizes and directs daily radiology department workflow of patients, technologists, and students
  • Develops policies and procedures for daily operations.
  • Works with the Radiologist to ensure that the imaging standards are maintained. Recommends changes to the protocol that would improve the overall quality and care for the patient
  • Performs, or assigns and reviews area QA and QC. Completes staff schedules. Coordinates routine patient flow as needed
  • Assist technologist in solving technical problems
  • Ensures imaging protocols are established, updated and followed by staff.
  • Ensures all diagnostic staff are fully compliant with state licensure, national certification, and continuing education documentation requirements
  • Monitors the equipment performance and takes the appropriate measures to have the problems resolved (i.e. arrange service/repairs).
  • Follows hospital guidelines in maintaining and improving staff performance (i.e. disciplinary actions, performance improvement plans, performance appraisals according to JUST Culture guidelines
  • Assures patients are being done in a timely manner
  • Supports patient care by resolving radiology issues with physicians, radiologists, radiology technologists, and ancillary staff
  • Provides a safe environment by monitoring radioactive exposure of staff and patients
  • Responsible for film quality reviews
  • Orient new employees to the department and policy and procedures
  • Responsible for Clinical Staff Excellence. Will ensure staff members are educated, updated, trained and competent on equipment
  • Is responsible for personnel, including staff scheduling and adherence to on call policy. Makes recommendations for staffing including position changes and staffing level changes
  • Attends and participates in department and/or managers meetings and disseminates information to staff. Encourages staff to attend all staff meetings
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and implements appropriate actions
  • Understands the basic revenue cycle and ensures that staff participates in capturing correct charges.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education:

  • Must be a graduate of an approved JCRT Program and hold an advanced degree

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in supervision is desired.

Licensure:

  • Current ARRT registration
  • NYS license in Radiography.

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