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Center for Diagnostic Imaging Chief Technologist in Poulsbo, Washington

RAYUS Radiology, formerly Center for Diagnostic Imaging, is looking for a Chief Technologist to join our team. Provides leadership and management to technical services, assures that services are provided within professional standards. Operates appropriate scanners to produce images of the patient\'s body for diagnostic purposes. Maintains positive work relationships with radiologists and other physicians referring to the company. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (75%) Patient Imaging Screens patients before examination for any precautions or contraindications pertaining to the examination Performs routine and advanced radiologic procedures on designated portions of the body for use by physicians in the diagnosing and treating of patient illness and/or injury with minimal amount of supervision or repeats Explains and prepares patients for procedures that will be performed, explaining the procedure, positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately scanned and providing patient support by talking to patients throughout the procedure Accurately maintains patient records within Radiology Information System (RIS) system Adjusts scan parameters correctly and as needed, utilizing dose reduction techniques as appropriate; recommends scanning protocols that meet physicians\' needs Follows physicians\' orders precisely and conforms to safety regulations to protect themselves, their patients, and coworkers Produces diagnostic images in assigned area and performs quality control tasks as assigned Maintains positive work relationships with radiologists and other physicians referring to the company Remains self-motivated to increase level of understanding and knowledge of the field, disease, and new procedures as they evolve Maintains equipment, cleans and disinfects equipment after each use, checks to ensure emergency equipment is in good working order; takes corrective action for any hazardous conditions or equipment breakdowns Ensures an orderly and clean work area in all modalities to promote good safety habits for patients and team Promotes and motivates good customer relations with patients, physicians, visitors and other company personnel (10%) Staff Management Ensures comprehensive knowledge of company policies, procedures and protocols for all technologists Assists in staff planning and hiring process along with management Manages overall staffing levels for adequate modality coverage at all times Monitors and approves timecards Oversees and assists with training of new associates, providing resource and technical expertise Schedules routine meetings with Technical Operations Manager Attends and participates in monthly Chief Tech meeting Initiates and participates in staff performance evaluations and development of associates including performance improvement plans, and/or disciplinary actions Leads regular staff meetings and employee one-on-ones Participates in HR training sessions (10%) Operations Coordinates patient relations, ensuring a high quality of patient service is delivered Ensures compliance with state regulations and internal policies regarding documentation and tracking of safety and licensing-related items Orders appropriate supplies as necessary following company guidelines on inventory control (5%) Performs other duties as assigned Required: ARRT registered technologist, current and in good standing Graduate of the American Medical Association (AMA) approved school of radiography Licensed Radiological Technologist in the appropriate state, if applicable Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification Training and experience sufficient to competently perform radiographic procedures independently Advanced modality certification Preferred: Bilingual Previous supervisory experience RAYUS Radi