Kaiser Permanente Director Radiology in Renton, Washington

In conjunction with the Chief of Radiology, responsible for the operational, clinical, service and fiscal management of Radiology Services. Develops and implements a strategic approach to integrate diagnostic imaging services with business/organizational plans, goals and objectives. Directs the operations of imaging sites.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Chief of Radiology, directs diagnostic imaging operations and services to meet the clinical needs of physicians, staff and members and provides services which add value and are aligned with strategic/organizational goals and objectives.

  • Manages all administrative, technical and clerical operations of RadiologyServices to ensure quality, patient care, access and budget goals are achieved; manages continuous improvement of departmental clinical and administrative processes and functions.

  • Coordinates the operations of department across multiple sites by maintaining appropriate staffing and productivity levels; developing/monitoring performance and productivity improvement, safety, quality and regulatory standards.

  • Manages the strategic planning of major facilities construction/renovation projects to ensure the safe and effective placement of imaging equipment and efficiency of operations.

  • Ensures imaging service levels are maintained during periods of construction and transition.

  • In conjunction with the Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, develops and administers technical and clinical imaging standards and protocols for the delivery of medical imaging services in keeping with service, value, quality, cost and access goals of the organization.

  • Directs fiscal management of the department, including forecasting and monitoring of operating performance.

  • Identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs and improve quality and service.

  • Directs the management of human resources, labor relations, employee and department safety and risk management programs.

  • Accountable for the on-going training and professional development of technical and administrative staff; may be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating students/professional staff education and development programs.

  • Drives business development of external delivery services targeted to enhance access at affordable cost with high quantity service & safety providers.

  • Recommends the acquisition and implementation of new technology based on knowledge of developments in diagnostic imaging technology and a competitive healthcare market.

  • Develops and implements an Equipment Plan for the procurement, maintenance and replacement of imaging equipment.

  • Accountable for adherence to state and federal rules and regulations on safety and quality assurance programs; ensures compliance with, federal, state and local agencies.

  • Patient Safety: Accountable to promote an organizational culture of safety and ensure appropriate patient safety standards and guidelines are implemented consistently in the delivery of health care to our patients.

  • See Patient Safety Management Accountabilities Addendum for job specific accountabilities.

  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience as a manager in an imaging department or other high volume, complex service.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in clinical discipline such as radiology technology, health care, business or health services administration required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • N/A

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent (within past three (3) years) working knowledge of and experience in a high-volume imaging department preferred.

  • Experience managing in a union environment strongly preferred.

  • Master's degree in health care, business administration or related field.

  • Certified Radiology Administrator (AHRA)

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Director Radiology

LOCATION: Renton, Washington

REQNUMBER: 748970

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.