CT/MRI Supervisor (Lex)

CT Scan 
Day Shift 
7a to 7:30p

LexPlan is a staffing schedule designated for patient care staff that work weekends only. Work 24 hours and get paid for 36, eligible for Full-time benefits, plus applicable clinical differentials.

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Responsible for managing, supervising and coordinating the activities of the MRI & CT departments in order  to institute and maintain the highest quality images protocols under the direction and supervision of the attending radiologist. Ability  to perform MRI or CT exams of selected portions of the human anatomy, under the direction of radiologists. Provides QA oversight for MRI & CT departments. Performs the duties of the supervisor while following the guidelines outlined in the Service expectations policy.

LexPlan is a staffing schedule designated for patient care staff that work weekends only. Work 24 hours and get paid for 36, eligible for Full-time benefits, plus applicable clinical differentials.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Associate Degree in health related field; Graduate of an AMA approved School of Radiologic Technology.
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years of successful work experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography or combination of both modalities.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology in Magnetic Resonance Imaging ARRT, MR or Computed Tomography; Current CPR certification or must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
Required Training: Proficiency in venipuncture.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates competence to provide developmentally appropriate care/treatment for the following patient population:
    • Infant (Birth to 1 year)  
    • Child (1 year through 12 years) 
    • Adolescent (13 years through 17 years) 
    • Adult (18 years to 65 years)          
    • Geriatric (over 65 years)
  • Provides leadership and supervision of the assigned staff to provide for production of high quality images and excellent patient care.
  • Collects department statistical exam information.
  • Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
  • Maintain ACR accreditation on all MRI & CT scanners.
  • Assist Physicist with yearly QA testing
  • Ensures QC is maintained according to ACR standards
  • Perform audits of exams for quality improvement analysis and reports findings to Medical Director and Director of Imaging Services.
  • Ensures that the MRI & CT departments are compliant with all regulatory requirements to include ACR, DNV and DHEC and maintains readiness for successful inspection.
  • Maintains departmental protocol book along with the radiologist. Ensuring it  is reviewed and up to date.
  • Creates and manages the staffing schedule to include vacations and time off requests, and ensures the department is staffed as needed.
  • Reports and documents problems relating to staffing, morale, work methods, and procedures in consultation with the Director of Imaging  Services, and Human Resources when applicable.
  • Monitors condition, care, and maintenance of department equipment. Maintains documentation of problems, response time of service, and completion of repair.
  • Maintains Kronos time recording and entry.
  • Assists with interviewing prospective new employees of the MRI & CT department.
  • Coordinates and participates in new employee orientation.
  • Coordinates activities of and supervises personnel, including planning, directing and controlling charge procedures.
  • Responsible for disciplinary counseling and documentation.
  • Performs and documents performance evaluations at  required intervals
  • Knowledge of proper fire and safety evacuations and ensures staff is educated accordingly
  • Observes condition of patients while in the Department and contacts appropriate personnel when necessary.  
  • Recognizes emergency patient conditions and takes appropriate measures.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Observes staff in order to ensure that they are utilizing universal precautions.
  • Provides pertinent information to radiologist, which will contribute to plan of care.
  • Ensures that all staff are following the proper protocols when performing all procedures.
  • Monitors staff to ensure they are proficient in starting IV’s and injecting contrast.    
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and can instruct the proper use of the contrast injector systems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system and uses the system to report potential patient safety issues.
  • Assist radiologists with biopsies and specialty procedures requiring aseptic techniques.
  • Initiates patient charging for procedures, intravenous contrast and other supplies.
  • Coordinates activities of the Department with those of other departments to ensure efficient and optimum services for patient care.
  • Maintains cleanliness of Department and equipment. 
  • Performs and delegates all other duties as assigned by authorized personnel or as required in an emergency, e.g., fire or disaster.
  • Assists in the development of standards for MRI & CT safety to the public to assure safety and awareness.
  • Maintain awareness of current issues in MRI & CT safety for staff and patients. Assure that protocols meet existing MRI & CT safety standards.
  • Practices and implements good service excellence at all times.  Be caring and genuinely concerned for patients.  Be patient and try to relieve some of the anxiety patients have during a procedure.
  • Monitors supplies and orders items as needed.
  • Ensures that all required safety standards are met:
  • Knowledge of ACR guidelines regarding Zones of Safety in an MRI suite is demonstrated.
  • Knowledge of correct emergency shutdown procedures is demonstrated
  • Supervises clerical work that is performed in departments.
  • Maintains department records and documents in an organized system.
  • Ensures that hospital and departmental policy and procedures are known and followed by personnel
  • Makes appropriate decisions based on judgment within the scope of their ability on technical or patient related problems and notifies the appropriate personnel.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in starting IV’s and injecting contrast for certain procedures
  • Participates in departmental and organization process improvement initiatives to improve patient satisfaction.  Offers suggestions for improvement, implements change, and champions the team to meet expectations.
  • Monitors Press Ganey scores and keeps staff informed.
  • Observes staff to ensure the highest expected level of care is maintained. 
  • Participates and attends departmental and committee meetings.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina