Kaiser Permanente Area Director Imaging Services in Sacramento, California

In conjunction with the Chief(s) of Diagnostic Imaging, responsible for the operational, service and fiscal management of Diagnostic Imaging Services across the medical center or Service Area (typically multiple inpatient settings and/or large tertiary setting, and one or more outpatient settings). Develops a strategic approach to achieve an integrated service line for diagnostic imaging across multiple sites Directs the operations of full service, high volume, multiple imaging sites (inpatient and outpatient, 7 days, 24 hours) which generally includes Radiology, MRI, CT, I/R, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, Mammography, Cardiac Cath Labs and Imaging Files.

Essential Functions:

  • In conjunction with the Chief(s), directs the operations of diagnostic imaging to meet the clinical needs of physicians, staff and members across the service line; develops and administers imaging standards and protocols for the delivery of medical imaging services in keeping with service, value, quality, and access goals of the organization.

  • Oversees all administrative, technical and clerical operations of the Imaging Services to ensure quality, access and budget goals are achieved.

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

  • Develops 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.

  • Oversees fiscal management of the department, including forecasting and monitoring of operating performance. Identifies and implements strategies to reduce costs and improve quality of service.

  • Directs the management of human resources, labor relations, employee and department safety and risk management issues. Accountable for the on-going training and development of technical and administrative imaging staff.

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

  • Accountable for adherence to state and federal rules and regulations on safety and quality assurance programs. Ensures compliance with The Joint Commission, MQSA, federal, state and local agencies.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience

  • Minimum five (5) years of management experience in a full service imaging department required.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in health care, business OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Previous accomplishments in health care leadership.

  • Demonstrated achievements in management and staff development.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and a track record of previous administrative project initiatives.

  • Demonstrated labor relations and human relations skills.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal state and local regulatory standards required.

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as CRT, CNMT, or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) preferred.

  • Master's degree preferred.

COMPANY: KAISER

TITLE: Area Director Imaging Services

LOCATION: Sacramento, California

REQNUMBER: 720072

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.