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Lead MRI Technologist

Company: Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

About usAt Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to its employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development. -Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey. Short Description This position requires flexibility and the ability and readiness to work beyond the normal hours. It also requires the ability to handle ambiguity in work plan definition and the ability to adapt to change. - - Prepares staffing plan, reviews and approves work schedules to ensure adequate staff coverage around the clock. Projects staffing needs, flex staff when needed to work within metrics; interviews and assist with hiring the right employees to fill vacant positions; resolves staffing issues. Monitors patient care and analyzes patient care patterns and initiates quality improvement procedures to enhance patient services; ensures a safe, diagnostic/therapeutic environment. Initiates patient placement to ensure the delivery of optimal patient care and arranges for continuity of care when warranted by patient condition. Supervises the provision of personalized, coordinated quality services responsive to changing health care trends. -Coordinates and establishes technical care practices; uses selected published practice theory as a framework for coordinating patient care and by providing theory based imaging practice information in unusual or complex patient care situations. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Maintains records on departmental personnel activities and processes. Uses information systems to retrieve, implement, and retain essential records and services. Ensures all appropriate Bills/charges are resolved at end of shifts. Maintains integrity and confidentiality of management and clinical information. Actively participates in ongoing or ad hoc committees or task forces to identify and resolve patient care issues. Assist and supervise development of priority competencies (technical skills, critical thinking, human relations skills) for each type of staff within - clinical service line. Supports clinical research and conducts or participates in studies to improve clinical, educational and organizational performance within the clinical service line. Performs other related duties as required. -This is a working Lead position. Performs MRI studies for all patient populations as needed and is responsible for overseeing daily activities within assigned department to maintain patient flow, ensure maximum staff productivity, and assure that services provided is of the highest clinical quality. Will serve as content expert for staff and Administration by resolving/answering technical issues or concerns which may arise. Serves as point person for completion of ACR Accreditation applications and submission of images and QA documents for all Cooper MRI departments. Provides clinical oversight for MRI protocols and infection control as it relates to high level disinfection.Assists manager/Administration with pertinent feedback for the completion of annual staff evaluations. Oversees training and competency of all new hires and provides feedback for 90 day probationary evaluations. Clarifies performance expectations with employees and provides ongoing feedback, to staff, on a regular basis. Develops competencies for staff members and ensures that all staff are competent in all aspects of department positions. Assists manager in dealing with inappropriate behaviors or actions by participating in coaching sessions of staff in a direct and confidential manner. All progressive discipline of staff members are handled by the Manager or Director.Obtains appropriate documentation from technical staff as well as participate in Primary Sourcing to ensure staff are in compliance with State, National Accrediting Agencies, as well as compliance with all of Cooper's policies and corporate compliance requirements to include Annual Safety Training, PPD, Fit Testing and safety across the continuum.Completes all staff schedule appropriately in the hospital and outpatient sites, completes payroll responsibilities in Kronos, and ensures that department is staffed to volumes, at all times. Demonstrates flex scheduling. Support individual and departmental achievement through strong and effective employee enganement and the use of recognition methods.Assists the Manager in Rounding on all staff employees. Completes weekly hand hygiene validation and PPE survey. Assures the department is inspection ready at all times by enforcing the Radiology Cleaning and Disinfection Policy.Ability to respond and investigate EARS reporting incidences.Strong focus on Quality and Safety -Experience Required3 years MRI clinical experienceAll MRI Imaging and protocols Analytical, problem solving skills required.Education RequirementsH.S. Diploma, Certificate of Completion/Degree from an accredited Radiography & MRI programs, Associates degree preferred but not requiredSpecial RequirementsLicense (or Certification):ARRT Required; License (or Certification):BLS Required; License (or Certification):NJ-RADTECH RequiredStrong communication and people skills

Keywords: Cooper University Health Care, Camden , Lead MRI Technologist, Other , Camden, New Jersey

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