Director Diagnostic Imaging Services in San Diego, CA

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Kaiser Permanente   •  

San Diego, CA 92101

Industry: Hospitals & Medical Centers


5 - 7 years

Posted 49 days ago


In conjunction with the Chief of Diagnostic Imaging, responsible for the operational, clinical, service and fiscal management of Diagnostic Imaging Services. Develops and implements a strategic approach to integrate diagnostic imaging services with business/organizational plans, goals and objectives. Directs the operations of full service, high volume inpatient and multiple outpatient imaging sites, (7 days, 24 hours) which usually includes radiology, MRI, CT, IR, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, x-ray, mammography. May also include cardiac cath labs and imaging files.

Essential Functions:

- In conjunction with the Chief, 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 Diagnostic Imaging Services 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 of 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.

- 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 TJC JCAHO, MQSA, 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, including but not limited to: TJC JCAHO, National Quality Forum, and Leapfrog.

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

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

Basic Qualifications:


- Minimum five (5) years of experience as a manager in a full service imaging department in an acute care medical center required.

- Minimum three (3) years of clinical experience as a staff technologist in a diagnostic imaging modality.


- Bachelor's degree in clinical discipline such as radiologic technology, health care, business or health services administration OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

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

License, Certification, Registration

- Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT-R) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT),


- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ARDMS) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers


- Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (CNMT) by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)


- Registration registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist (ARRT-N) by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)


- Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMTCB) by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

Additional Requirements:

- Prior leadership accomplishments as well as demonstrated achievements in clinical management and staff development required.

- Demonstrated excellent communication skills and prior accomplishments in project management, labor relations and human relations.

- Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local regulatory standards required.

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

Valid Through: 2019-9-26