Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Salary
Job Description for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director
Radiology/diagnostic imaging directors hold an "advanced" position which requires managing others, so prior management experience, perhaps several years, is highly beneficial for applicants for this position. A radiology degree and licensing are generally required, as is a basic cardiac life support certification.Read More...
These directors have a variety of duties, including both technical and administrative affairs, and must provide vision, direction, and motivation to help other staff members excel in their work; they may also be in charge of scouting, interviewing, hiring, and scheduling new staff. In imaging departments, images of body parts and functions must be captured in order to diagnose illnesses, and it is important that these directors ensure that all aspects of the department are operating efficiently and in compliance with company policies and all state and national laws.
The abilities to multitask and work well under pressure are important for this position, and strong customer service skills are also helpful to work well with patients and answer all questions and concerns. These directors are employed primarily at hospitals, clinics, and in private practice. Shifts may be at any time of the day or night and are usually eight hours long; however, some shifts may be longer depending on the employer.
Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director Tasks
- Assure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Oversee, plan and direct the diagnostic imaging program.
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
- Plan and direct the radiology department overall operation to ensure quality patient safety and care.
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Popular Skills for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director
Survey takers who work as Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging Directors typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Radiology, Picture Archival Computer System, and Computed Tomography (CT) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computed Tomography. The majority of those who know Budget Management also know Picture Archival Computer System (PACS).
Pay by Experience Level for Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $87K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $83K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $106K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $105K.
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