A radiology director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of a diagnostic imaging department. These responsibilities include setting operational standards, maintaining a budget, and purchasing new devices. Personnel management and the day-to-day running of the radiology unit also fall under the purview of this position.
Radiology directors closely monitor and assess the accuracy, efficiency, and quality of all departmental staff members' work. They ensure the images produced by technical assistants meet all organizational standards, as well as provide feedback to staff members and instruct them on new techniques as needed. The operation of devices such as fluoroscopes, computerized tomography (CT) scanners, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines is also guided by the radiology director.
The radiology director also ensures that all safety standards and protocols are followed. Additionally, they work with other physicians to ensure that patients are provided with the best quality care and fastest possible diagnosis. Radiology directors also handle various other tasks such as responding to any technical issues that arise, troubleshooting machine malfunctions, and overseeing employee schedules and work assignments. Additionally, they help create and track yearly production goals and operational targets.
A radiology director typically needs at least a bachelor's degree, as well as an additional seven to eight years of experience.
Radiology Director Tasks
Plan and direct the radiology department overall operation to ensure quality patient safety and care.
Ensure services are in compliance with professional, clinical, state and federal regulatory agencies.
Maintain technical knowledge specific to the latest advances and procedures in radiology.
Oversee staff operations, business plans for services and budget management.