Radiology managers are in charge of supervising radiology departments at medical institutions such as hospitals, healthcare centers, and medical offices. Duties performed by these managers include supervising staff members' work, ensuring the appropriate equipment is functional, making sure needed supplies are in stock, and directing their department to meet all organizational goals. In all tasks, radiology managers must meet departmental quality standards and relevant legal requirements (such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA). They help develop and implement new programs, procedures, and policies; they must also review them periodically and make any changes as needed. Additionally, managers provide guidance, feedback, and discipline to employees as necessary; they must also ensure all employees are properly trained.
Relevant education is required for this position, such as a bachelor's degree in clinical radiation science or completion of a two-year program at an accredited school of radiology technology. Extensive relevant experience is needed as well. Additionally, radiology managers must have appropriate certifications, such as those offered by the American Registry of Radiology Technologist. Additionally, radiology managers must have excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, and multitasking skills.
Radiology managers generally work full time in a medical setting; their hours may vary depending on their institution's needs.
Radiology Manager Tasks
Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in program or quality development.
Oversee day-to-day operational activities of the radiology department.
Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
Ensure policies and procedures are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements .