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Director Of Diagnostic Imaging

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep.

Job Overview:

This position is responsible to the Chief Operating Officer, providing leadership and administrative responsibilities to the modalities of Diagnostic Imaging (Bone Density, CT, Mammography, MRI, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound) at a level requiring independent judgment, ingenuity, and initiative. Ensures Diagnostic Imaging programs comply with all hospital and regulatory agency standards and coordinates DI services with other medical functions. Responsible for the technical aspect of DI and related safety within the hospital. Provides radiologic and clerical services to the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Works cooperatively with the medical director of the diagnostic imaging services.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Plans and administers, directly, all technical aspects of Diagnostic Imaging programs in accordance with current evidence based practice standards. Works collaboratively with the Medical Director of Diagnostic Imaging, to establish these programmatic processes.
  • Develops & secures approval of short & long range goals and objectives for areas in Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Works diligently to meet any accreditation standards required for any modalities in diagnostic imaging requiring or recommending certification (NRC, ICANL, ICAEL, CT/MRI certifications, FDA/Mammo, etc) and corrects any deficiencies noted immediately.
  • Oversees all operational aspects of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Supervises all staff
  • Identifies problems and opportunities to improve
  • Communicates effectively with staff, managers, Administrative Team, Board Members, community leaders, and regulatory representatives.
  • Plan departmental activities, evaluate physicians and other ancillary service staff
  • Takes actions to understand issues, develops action plans to address and monitor effectiveness and revises strategies when appropriate
  • Ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines
  • Ensures a clean safe clinic environment
  • Creates and maintains an environment that reinforces expectations of meeting customer needs
  • Works to reduce costs and sets meaningful goals
  • Ensures DI records are properly maintained. Prepares or oversees DI reports, statistics, analyses, etc., required of management of Aspen Valley Hospital or outside agencies.
  • Evaluates and approves/disapproves recommendations for DI equipment modifications, purchases and dispositions. Prepares Capital Budget requests, and upon approval, initiates vendor bidding.
  • Performs a variety of imaging tasks, such as radiologic examinations, processing films, stocking, etc.
  • Monitors environment & equipment reporting and documenting malfunctions.
  • Oversees development and maintenance of department QA/QC plan in accordance with organizational PI plan.
  • Maintains open communication with staff. Informs them of issues and allows input. Holds staff accountable for keeping current in a communications book. Holds monthly staff meetings and forwards agendas and/or minutes to ET member.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationship with hospital personnel and physicians in order to resolve problems and to enhance smooth and efficient delivery of services.
  • Seeks physician input and responds with follow through to address concerns.
  • Demonstrates positive behaviors and maintains strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Aligns with and supports hospital Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. Appropriately represents Management perspective to staff.
  • Responds on a timely basis to requests, including phone mail, written and verbal requests.
  • Plans and controls departmental staffing:
    • Follows the procedures and processes for interviewing and hiring staff
    • Matches candidates' skills to requirements of the job.
    • Maintains proper staffing and scheduling
  • Coaches and when necessary, disciplines and/or discharges subordinate personnel


Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • 5 yrs of previous director-level experience with a proven record of management and leadership skills is preferred.
  • 5 yrs of experience as a Radiologic Technologist required
  • MBA preferred
  • ARRT or ARDMS preferred


Benefits & Compensation:

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

Pay range for new hires:

Minimum = $50.72/hr

Mid-Point = $65.96/hr

Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement can be viewed here.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Director Of Diagnostic Imaging, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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