DATE POSTED: 10/17/2019
JOB TITLE: IMAGING SPECIALIST V (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING LEAD)
RECRUITMENT NO: KCH 19-191 (PERMANENT, Full-Time)
JOB LOCATION: KONA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL – Magnetic Imaging Resonance
SALARY RANGE: NEGOTIABLE ($4,968 – $7,354 PER MO (SR-24/Step C-M; BU:13)
JOB DUTIES: The Diagnostic Imaging Services Unit provides and manages the medical diagnostic imaging services to provide technical information and assistance to the physician for diagnosis and treatment
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Lead (MRI Lead) performs the most difficult of special procedures in magnetic resonance imaging and also is responsible to perform lead duties such as daily work flow organization, preparing work schedules, and training new employee as well as performing clinical diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging and other procedures associated with the production of MRI images utilizing standard or modified imaging techniques in accordance with physician’s written ordered procedures, protocols and quality standards as established by the department or facility. This includes transferal of images, post archiving, processing, multiplanar, 3D vascular and/or 3D reconstructions and performing appropriate protocols. This position also performs radiographer duties such as operation of ionizing radiation producing equipment for diagnostic radiographic purposes in accordance with physician’s orders, protocols and quality standards as established by the department and facility. The position may work on rotating shifts, with work on week days, extended weekdays, weekends and holidays. This position may require standby call and call back duty.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ARE: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Please note that unless specifically indicated; the required education and experiences may not be gained concurrently. In addition, qualifying work experiences are based on a 40-hour work week.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an approved program recognized by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Excess work experience as described below in the experience requirement section or any other responsible professional work experience; which provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree in may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.
Imaging Experience: One-and-one-half (1 ½) years of progressively responsible professional imaging technologist/specialist experience which demonstrated a thorough knowledge of imaging procedures and/or techniques such as myelograms, discograms, arthrograms, etc., including the X-raying of such areas of the human anatomy as the chest, skull, gastro-intestinal tract, urinary tract, and vascular system.
Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional work experience as a specialist in magnetic resonance imaging in a clinical or hospital environment.
- A current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Radiography (R).
- Advanced Certification: A current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) or current American Registry of Magnetic Imaging Technologist (ARMRIT).
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for Health Care Worker required at the time of appointment.
LICENSURE REQUIRED: A current State of Hawaii Radiologic Technologist license as a radiographer.
Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants for Imaging Specialist V positions must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, previous work experience in a position that demonstrates or performs supervisory functions or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.
Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of imaging equipment and physics of specialized imaging procedures, safety, medical terminology and department protocols. Thorough knowledge of standard precautions, hospital policies and procedure, rules and regulations, government regulatory requirements and accrediting standards. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Basic knowledge of Cross Sectional Anatomy required.
Ability to: Perform a full range of specialized imaging procedures in a specific specialty independently and provide instruction regarding specialized imaging procedures and radiation safety to subordinates and other health care providers. Ability to interpret and formulate operating policies and procedures, plan, coordinate and conduct an imaging program; advice and counsel staff effectively, prepare program budget; supervise the work of others and establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others. Direct the work of others.
Code of Ethics: ability to meet the specific needs of patients with a variety of disabilities; retain emotional stability and maturity despite emotional and physical pressures; demonstrated ability to use independent judgement and initiative. Ability to promote a positive, collaborative practice atmosphere.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Physical Requirements: All employees must be physically able to perform efficiently and effectively, the essential duties of the position which typically require the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters, glasses permitted, and the ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, or the ability to compensate satisfactorily.
Hazards: May be exposed to infectious diseases or hazardous substances. Exposure to magnetic/radiation hazards on a daily basis.
Required Forms & Documentation: Evidence of the appropriate training (e.g., official transcript or degree) to be given credit for education and/or experience. A legible photocopy will be accepted; however, Kona Community Hospital reserves the right to request an official copy.
All West Hawaii Health Care Facilities are Nicotine Free
An Equal Opportunity Employer
ALL JOB VACANCIES WILL BE POSTED FOR A MINIMUM OF TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS
For an application packet, click on the links below. For additional information, call (808) 322-5873 or e-mail Recruiting/Employment.
- Application Form (PDF)
- Drug Screen Authorization Form (PDF)
- Licensure information
- Request for Administrative Review (PDF)
- Applications are also available at:
|Kona Community Hospital
Human Resources Office
79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phn: (808) 322-5873
Fax: (808) 322-5870
Human Resources Office
P. O. Box 10
Kapaau, HI 96755
Phn: (808) 322-5873
Kona Community Hospital is a 94-bed full-service acute care hospital with 24-hour emergency services, proudly serving the West Hawaii community. For nearly 100 years we have been caring for the people of West Hawaii. Adding more and more services, we have constantly improved our abilities to serve our residents and visitors whenever they are in need. We are your friends and neighbors, here to help through trying times and happy moments, through crisis and celebrations. As your community hospital, you can count on us. We take pride that every patient that comes through our door is treated like “ohana.”
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES MAY CONTACT THE RECRUITMENT OFFICER AT (808) 733-4162, (TTD/TTY), or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org TO DISCUSS SPECIAL NEEDS IN APPLYING.
Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 – 10:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.
QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE: Possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must have been of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of this position. Provide a detailed description of your duties and responsibilities. If you worked on a part-time basis, indicate the average number of hours worked per week. Please note that experience will be based on a 40-hour workweek.
NOTE: We will not postpone the recruitment process because of your failure to provide accurate and complete information concerning your qualifications.
MERIT OR CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM: Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements, including education, experience, other public employment requirements for State Civil Service employment, and HHSC Standards of Fitness. Only those applicants that are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager will be contacted. Applications will be kept active for six (6) months.
CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and at the time of appointment intend to reside in the State of Hawaii during the course of employment with the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD214 and/or other substantiating documents specifying the periods of your service.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be able to physically and mentally perform efficiently the duties of the position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the advertised position are encouraged to apply. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Applicants seeking reasonable accommodation should be ready to discuss the accommodation sought so that a determination can be made that such accommodation is reasonable and would not cause the employer undue hardship.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Offers of employment will be conditioned on the results of a complete physical examination, which includes a drug screening. For certain job categories, applicants may be referred to an HHSC-designated physician, rather than the applicant’s personal physician of choice. The cost for all physical examinations, except the cost for the drug screening, shall be borne by the applicant and not the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation. The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation shall bear the cost of the drug screening.
CRIMINAL/BACKGROUND, CREDENTIALING CHECKS: Applicable checks will be conducted periodically and any associated costs may be borne by the applicant. If a job offer is made or employment is begun prior to completion of all applicable checks, any offer of employment or continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory return of all required checks.
HOW TO APPLY: Applications are available at the Kona Community Hospital, Human Resources Office, 79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, HI 96750 or Kohala Hospital, P. O. Box 10, Kapaau, HI 96755. You can call (808) 733-4162, (Voice/TT), e-mail: email@example.com or visit our website at www.hhsc.org. Application hours are: Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00 – 10:00 am and 1:00 – 3:00 pm at which time applicants are able to complete an application and have their application reviewed by the facility Human Resources Office. Only applicants that have been through a Human Resources (HR) applicant screening process will be considered for an interview with a hiring manager. Applications for announcements with a deadline date must be on file no later than the last day to file applications. Applications for announcements with “Continuous Recruitment Until Needs are Met” will be accepted as long as there are vacancies. Inactive/filled announcements will be taken off the HHSC website.
STEPS TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW, SUBSEQUENT APPEALS: If you do not agree with a decision made by the Employment Office as to your non-qualification or non-selection for a position, you may complete a Request for Administrative Review form (available on the HHSC website) or you may submit a written request within twenty (20) days from the date of your sent notice to the Regional Chief Executive Officer/Designee. Your letter requesting the Administrative Review must include 1. The job title(s) and recruitment number(s), 2. the specific reason(s) you are requesting the review noting if there is a statute or rule violation, and 3. any additional information you want to submit to substantiate your request. If you do not submit your request within the twenty (20) days deadline, no Administrative Review will be conducted. Since the Administrative Review is a prerequisite to subsequent steps, failure to utilize this process will make you ineligible for subsequent appeals. The administrative review, formal complaint and/or appeals hearing will not necessarily postpone the recruitment process and/or rescind a selection.
If you do not agree with the Administrative Review, you may file a Formal Complaint and then, if you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the HHSC Merit Appeals Board.
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